The significance that Salut has had in the history of Oman can be seen in some historical narrations, in particular in `Al-Awtabi`, kitab Al—Ansab. In Arabic tradition Salut appears in two particularly interesting episodes during two separate periods.
The First episode dates back to the mists of time bearing witness to the antiquity of the site. It was a building distinguished by its strength and solidity, about whose origins no memorial remains.
When Sulayman bin Dawud (Solomon son of David) arrived there during one of his voyages, nothing was known about its history or who built it. All that is known is its exceptional state of conservation, despite its antiquity and the fact that it had been uninhabited for centuries. An eagle, the sole inhabitant of Salut, told this to Sulayman.
Sulayman bin Dawud as a builder is linked not only to the story of Salut but also to the territory of Oman and the construction of a great number of aflaj for the people of Oman.