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Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Ruler of Dubai with UK Political Agents in 1962. The Trucial States were a group of sheikhdoms in the Persian Gulf. They were a British protectorate from 1820 until 1971, when they became the United Arab Emirates. #dubai

Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Ruler of Dubai with UK Political Agents in 1962. The Trucial States were a group of sheikhdoms in the Persian Gulf. They were a British protectorate from 1820 until 1971, when they became the United Arab Emirates. #dubai

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National Day;  United Arab Emirates;  December 2;  Often celebrated through Dec. 3.  The U.A.E. came into existence on Dec. 2, 1971, united 7 of the former Trucial States, previously under the suzerainty of the U.K.

National Day; United Arab Emirates; December 2; Often celebrated through Dec. 3. The U.A.E. came into existence on Dec. 2, 1971, united 7 of the former Trucial States, previously under the suzerainty of the U.K.

Archive Larousse : Grande Encyclopédie Larousse - Troyes - Trucial States

Archive Larousse : Grande Encyclopédie Larousse - Troyes - Trucial States

United Arab Emirates: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel/Holidays/Cities | Infoplease.com

United Arab Emirates: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts, Guide & Travel/Holidays/Cities | Infoplease.com