Videos, photos and information on the reconstruction of a 9th-century Arab ship, and its historic voyage from Oman to Singapore.
The exhibition at Bait Al Zubair Museum to mark Jewel of Muscat's departure on February 16th 2010 was presented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was inaugurated under the auspices of Her Excellency Dr. Madiha Ahmed Al-Shaibaniya, Minister of Education.
The event was hosted by His Excellency Sayyid Badr bin Hamad Albusaidi, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs who stated, "This exhibition celebrates the 3 year anniversary of the Jewel of Muscat's historic voyage from Oman to Singapore and highlights our bold spirit of exploration, trade and cultural exchange."
"The Jewel of Muscat project continues to engage with schools and the youth, linking young people with their history and culture, whilst also offering them knowledge, practical skills and a new range of promising possibilities for their future. "
“History will record this feat and it will remain as a living example for the next generations to see the great accomplishment of those brave men and women, boys and girls. It will be a motivating factor and source of pride for them."
Up to a million people a year are expected to visit Jewel in her new home, the Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium at the heart of Sentosa Resorts world.
The Museum was opened by H.E Sayyid Badr bin Hamad Albusaidi Secretary General of Oman's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Goh Chok Tong, Emeritus Senior Minister of Singapore in a ceremony.
Jewel is displayed on two floors of the high tech museum so that visitors can view both her deck and her unique sewn hull.