Few Interesting Facts About UAE History And Culture

History of UAE is very distinctive as compared to any other nation apart from the fact that it was also once ruled by the Britishers.


Before the arrival of Britishers, the land was the sole property of Bedouins who wandered here and there in search of water and food.archaeological sites in uae

If you go through the details of history of UAE, you will find that they were consolidated in trade and very firmly tied to Islam.

After the Trucial States liberated themselves from Britishers in 1971, it formed the United Arab Nations.

In the history of UAE as well as today, you will find that Arab people are known for their hostility. 

The archaeological importance of the UAE

Its second-largest peak Jebel Hafeet is declared as a ‘heritage site’ by UNESCO. In UAE, you will find more than 500 tombs.

If you visit the famous museum in Abu Dhabi, you will also find them representing Emirates in UAE history and culture. 

UAE timeline in history

1.In the ’80s: According to the UAE history, in the ’80s British signed treaties with the local rulers and British rulers took over foreign affairs and the emirate on internal affairs. old fort in uae

2.In the ’90s: The ’90s as per the UAE history witnessed a lot of changes such as a number of rulers came into power, oil was discovered and transported for the first time outside the Trucial States. During these Iran occupied their Islands. 


Later they freed themselves from the Britishers and finally the UAE was formed. The UAE also laid the foundation for Gulf Cooperation Council. 

UAE culture and history

As per the UAE history of recent 90’s, they have seven emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al-Qaiwain, and Fujairah.

So, before this consolidation, there were mainly two cultures. The first one was the nomadic desert-oriented Bedouins which depended on small oasis farming and came within the desert economy and culture.

The other one according to the UAE history and culture was the sea-oriented culture where people were dependent on pearling and sea trading.

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UAE tribe’s story

The above mentioned first group of nomadic Bedouins constitute the UAE tribe’s history. You will see their effect even today in the UAE culture.

The Iran situation

According to the UAE history, when the Emirates were going to be independent, Iran attacked Abu Musa Island in the Persian Gulf and the two Tunb islands two days before it.old home in uae

The Iranians claimed that the land was given to them by the Britishers some 150 years back. However, the dispute still continues. 

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Some more historical facts

1.Before coming together as UAE, these countries were sheikhdoms spreading over 32,000 square miles in the region. 


2.Further, UAE history facts include that the UAE got independence on 2 December 1971.

3.As per UAE history, Sheikh Zaid ben Sultan, who was the Emir of Abu Dhabi and the richest in all the seven emirates became union’s first president.