United Arab Emirates History Timeline
5500 BC-3800 BC
Ubaid Period. The earliest traces of human settlement discovered
on Dalma, Abu Dhabi
3800 BC-1250 BC
Bronze age period. Longest period after stone age in UAE
1250 BC-350 BC
Iron Age period. In this period the Falaj (a form of irrigation
system) was invented and farming communities were rising
350 BC-300 AD
Pre-Islamic, Hellenistic period
The Islamic Era in the UAE started. UAE inhabitants and the
people of Oman adopted Islam voluntarily
General Treaty of peace between the British Government and the
Sheikhs of Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, Sharjah, Dubai
and Abu Dhabi is signed.
The treaty was about to combat piracy in Gulf area. From this,
the area becomes known as the Trucial Coast.
Oil is discovered.
Trucial council was formed by Seven Emirates.
Oil is exported for the first time from Abu
British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, announces the plan for the
complete withdrawal of all British forces from the Gulf by the
end of 1971.
After the independence. Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujayrah,
Sharjah, and Umm al-Qaywayn come together as the United Arab
Emirates (UAE). Sheikh Zayed Bin-Sultan Al Nuhayyan becomes the
UAE joins the Arab League
The Gulf Cooperation Council, is formed and itís first meeting
is held in Abu Dhabi.
The UAE condemns the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait
UAE call for an end to Iraqi embargo.
UAE restores diplomatic relations with Iraq.
UAE President Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan passes away
and is succeeded by his son, Sheikh Khalifa.
First-ever national elections. A small number
voters choose half of the members of the Federal National