United Arab Emirates
Alexis Ikeda 4th period
The flag contains the Pan-Arab colors red, green, white, and black which symbolizes Arabian unity.
Dubai has become a global city and business hub of the middle east.
Historically henna was used for cosmetic purposes in Ancient India but was also found in the Arabian Peninsula.
1820 - Britain and local rulers sign a treaty to combat piracy along the Gulf coast. From this, and later agreements, the area becomes known as the Trucial Coast.
Dubai skyline, 2012
1892 - Deal between the Trucial States and Britain gives Britain control over foreign affairs and each emirate control over internal affairs.
1950s - Oil is discovered.
1952 - The seven emirates form a Trucial Council. (Trucial States were a group of sheikhdoms in the south eastern Persian Gulf, previously known to the British as the 'Pirate Coast', which were signatories to treaties with the British government.)