An early meeting of the Trucial States Council with UK political agents by UKinUAE, via Flickr

An early meeting of the Trucial States Council with UK political agents by UKinUAE, via Flickr

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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.

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Archive Larousse : Grande Encyclopédie Larousse - Troyes - Trucial States

Archive Larousse : Grande Encyclopédie Larousse - Troyes - Trucial States

Dubai Business Tycoons in a Casual Meeting 1950s. UAE did not exist then, it was part of Trucial States of the Coast of Oman until 1971.the business Tycoon on the right ( Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoom) who was the Sheikh n ruler of Dubai,he was the father of Shiekh Mohamed who built Dubai n put Dubai on the World map.Today Dubai is the fastest growing city in the world.

Dubai Business Tycoons in a Casual Meeting 1950s. UAE did not exist then, it was part of Trucial States of the Coast of Oman until 1971.the business Tycoon on the right ( Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoom) who was the Sheikh n ruler of Dubai,he was the father of Shiekh Mohamed who built Dubai n put Dubai on the World map.Today Dubai is the fastest growing city in the world.

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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

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These three young men would now be in the their mid-50s. In a country that has changed so much, it is impossible but intriguing to wonder about their fortunes. What we do know is that this photo was taken in 1963 by Guy Gravett, a British photographer working for BP who visited what were then the Trucial States several times.  * James Langton - See more at: http://blogs.thenational.ae/photography/national-view/time-frame-simpler-times#1

These three young men would now be in the their mid-50s. In a country that has changed so much, it is impossible but intriguing to wonder about their fortunes. What we do know is that this photo was taken in 1963 by Guy Gravett, a British photographer working for BP who visited what were then the Trucial States several times. * James Langton - See more at: http://blogs.thenational.ae/photography/national-view/time-frame-simpler-times#1

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