United Arab Emirates in History

Historical Events

  • 1971-12-02 United Arab Emirates (Trucial States) declares independence from UK
  • 1971-12-02 Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah & Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates
  • 1972-02-10 Ras al Khaima joins United Arab Emirates
  • 1994-03-06 United Arab Emirates beat Kenya by 2 wickets to win ICC Trophy
  • 1994-04-13 United Arab Emirates' 1st official ODI, losing to India
  • 1996-02-16 Gary Kirsten scores 188* for South Africa v UAE at Rawalpindi
  • 1996-09-15 Bangladesh beat UAE by 104 runs to win the ACC Trophy Final
  • 2006-03-21 Immigrant workers constructing the Burj Dubayy in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates and a new terminal of Dubai International Airport join together and riot, causing $1M in damage.
  • 2013-02-04 22 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus and a truck collide in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
  • 2014-07-22 Both the United Arab Emirates and the USA announce aid packages to besieged Gaza
  • 2017-06-05 Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt sever ties with Qatar, citing its support of terrorist groups, Yemen, the Maldives and Libya follow suit
  • 2017-06-23 Saudi Arabia and allies, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain issue list of 13 conditions to Qatar in return for lifting sanctions, including closing Al Jazeera TV

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1918-12-01 Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, first President of the United Arab Emirates, born in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

President of the United Arab Emirates Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
President of the United Arab Emirates
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • 1957-01-21 Shaukat Dukanwala, cricketer (Baroda off-spinner, UAE World Cup 1996)
  • 1957-10-06 Shahzad Altaf, cricketer (UAE off-spinner 1996 World Cup)
  • 1961-05-08 Riaz Poonawalla, cricketer (Indian 12th man/UAE bat 1994 ICC Trophy)
  • 1961-07-09 Mohammad Aslam, UAE cricketer batsman (1996 World Cup)
  • 1962-01-24 Sultan Zarawani, cricketer (United Arab Emirates capt 1996 World Cup)
  • 1963-03-07 Mohammad Ishaq, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1963-09-03 Mubarak Ghanim, UAE footballer
  • 1963-10-17 Vijay Mehra, cricketer (United Arab Emirates batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1964-07-05 Salim Raza, UAE cricket all-rounder (1996 World Cup)
  • 1966-08-01 Ganesh Mylvaganam, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1967-10-25 Mazhar Hussein, cricketer (UAE batsman World Cup 1996)
  • 1968-02-06 Imtiaz Abbasi, UAE cricket wicket-keeper (World Cup 1996)
  • 1968-02-22 Abeyratne Samarasekera, UAE cricket all-rounder (1996 World Cup)
  • 1968-02-22 Johanne Samarasekera, UAE cricket opening bowler (96 World Cup)
  • 1968-07-31 Saeed Al-Saffar, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup, later captain)
  • 1970-11-28 Arshad Laiq, cricket all-rounder (United Arab Emirates World Cup 1996)
  • 1970-12-25 Azhar Saeed, UAE cricketer (opening batsman 1996 World Cup)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

2004-11-02 Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, dies at 85

President of the United Arab Emirates Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
President of the United Arab Emirates
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
  • 2006-01-04 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai (b. 1946)