United Arab Emirates

  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. From Sha’am, 35 miles south-west of Ras Musam dam, for nearly 400 miles to Khor al Odeid at the south-eastern end of the peninsula of Qatar, the coast, formerly known as the Trucial Coast, of the Gulf (together with 50 miles of the coast of the Gulf of Oman) belongs to the rulers of the 7 Trucial States. In 1820 these rulers signed a treaty prescribing peace with the British Government. This treaty was followed by further agreements providing for the suppression of the slave trade and by a series of other engagements, of which the most important are the Perpetual Maritime Truce (May 1853) and the Exclusive Agreement (March 1892). Under the latter, the sheikhs, on behalf of themselves, their heirs and successors, undertook that they would on no account enter into any agreement or correspondence with any power other than the British Government, receive foreign agents, cede, sell or give for occupation any part of their territory save to the British Government.


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Further Reading

  1. Alkim, H. al.-, The Foreign Policy of the UAE. Saqi, 1989Google Scholar
  2. Clements, F. A., United Arab Emirates. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara, 1983Google Scholar
  3. Heard-Bey, F., From Trucial States to United Arab Emirates. London, 1982Google Scholar
  4. Mallakh, R.S., The Economic Development of the United Arab Emirates, London, 1981Google Scholar
  5. Soffan, L. U., Women of the United Arab Emirates. London, 1980Google Scholar
  6. Taryam, A. O., The Establishment of the United Arab Emirates. London, 1987Google Scholar
  7. Whelan, J., UAE: a MEED Practical Guide. 3rd ed. London, 1990Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991

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