United Arab Emirates in History

Historical Events

  • 1971-12-02 Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah & Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates
  • 1971-12-02 United Arab Emirates (Trucial States) declares independence from UK

Appointment of Interest

1971-12-02 Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is appointed President of the 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

Zayed bin Sultan Al NahyanZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918-2004)

1918-05-06 1st President of the United Arab Emirates, born in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, birth date disputed

  • 1948-09-07 Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, 2nd President of the United Arab Emirates (2004-2022), born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (d. 2022)
  • 1949-07-15 Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and ruler of the United Arab Emirates (2006-present), born in Al Shindagha, Dubai, Trucial States

Famous Deaths

Zayed bin Sultan Al NahyanZayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918-2004)

2004-11-02 1st President of the United Arab Emirates, dies at 85

  • 2006-01-04 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (1971-79) and Ruler of Dubai (1990-2006), dies of a heart attack at 62