The British consulate in Muscat
Picture of the British Consulate Embassy. On the right of the consulate we see the Customs House which was built by the Portuguese around 1625 with in front the customs quay. To disembark with small boats onto the crumbling customs jetty was very difficult. In this region without hotels or public guest-houses, the consulates took care of travelers from Europe. Occasionally the local sheik or Sultan invites visitors to stay.