Oman's first lady attended the graduation of hundreds of women police officers on Sunday.
On a crisp winter morning in mountainous Nizwa to the south of Muscat, Ahad Al Busaidiyah, the wife of Sultan Haitham, looked on as Royal Oman Police recruits pledged their allegiance.
The recruits were graduates of Sultan Qaboos Academy for Police Sciences.
The graduates sung the Royal Oman Police anthem, took the oath of allegiance and repeated three times “Long live His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik”, their supreme commander.
The first lady honoured a number of graduating officers who were top of their class.
Sayyida Al Busaidiyah has taken on a series of public roles since Sultan Haitham became head of state in January 2020, following the death of Sultan Qaboos, one of the world's longest-serving monarchs.