December 3 2014

Abu Dhabi, during this National Day week, is full of “43” signs.

The Trucial sheikhdoms bound to the British:

Abu Dhabi 1820-1971

Ajman 1820-1971

Ras al-Khaimah 1820-1971

Sharjah 1820-1971

Umm al-Quwain 1820-1971

Dubai 1835-1971

Kalba 1936-51

Fujairah 1952-71

December 2 1971 federation of six emirates as United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, Umm al-Qaiwain

February 11 1972 accession of Ras al-Khaimah

Gulf regimes (old post).

2 Responses to “43”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    Today I bought Glühwein in Abu Dhabi from a Ukrainian called Roman.

  2. davidderrick Says:

    Britain, preposterously, announces its first permanent military base in the middle east for 43 years (in Bahrain):


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