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Customs and Traditions of the UAE

A presentation on the customs and traditions of the UAE

Asad Mustafa

on 19 March 2013

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History of the UAE Cultures and Traditions
UAE culture is firmly rooted in the Islamic traditions of Arabia. Islam is more than just a religion, it is a way of life and everyday events, from what to wear to what to eat and drink. Falconry Falconry is an integral part of the desert life which has been practiced in the UAE for centuries.Originally, Falcons were used for hunting, to supply the Bedouin diet with some meat such as hare or houbara. Pearling The Camel The camel is used for long travels in the desert before the UAE had found oil now a days they are used for racing and they are still used for travel today the past the camel plays a key role in the desert as it makes fats to last a long time in the deserts that was the main reason for desert because they are adapted for their ecosystem. Important Dates of the UAE 1820 - Britain and local rulers sign a treaty and the area is then became known as the Trucial Coast.
1948 - Sheikh Saqr Bin-Muhammad al-Qasimi becomes the ruler of Ras al-Khaymah.
1950 - Oil is discovered.
1952 - The seven emirates create a Trucial Council.
1962 - For the first time, oil is exported from Abu Dhabi.
1966 - Sheikh Zayed Bin-Sultan Al Nuhayyan becomes the ruler of Abu Dhabi.
1968 - Bahrain and Qatar join the Trucial States, then in 1971 differences cause union to fall.
1971 - Iran takes over the islands of Greater and Lesser Tunb, and Abu Musa.
1971 - Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujayrah, Sharhan and Umm al - Qaywayn make up the UAE. Sheikh Zayed Bin - Sultan Al Nuhayyan rules over the federation.
- UAE joins the Arab League.
1972 - Ras al-Khaymah join the federation.
- The Federal National Council (FNC) is created.
1974 - Sheikh Hamad Bin-Muhammad Bin-Hamad al-Sharqi becomes the ruler of Fujayrah. European Colonization
In the early 19th century, the area that is now the UAE was known as the "Pirate Coast" because of the occupation of its inhabitants.

Beginning in 1820, Great Britain entered into treaties with various leaders in the area out of a desire to protect its ships in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean. In addition, Britain was allowed to handle foreign relations for the area known as "Trucial Oman" or "the Trucial States" because of the Perpetual Maritime Truce that the Arab rulers signed with the British in 1853. Portugease Colonization A presentation about the history of the UAE Created by Asad Mustafa, Kenan Saleh Basha, Thomas Blake, Abhishek George and Michael Lepouras. The ancient pearling industry provided the only real income for the people of what is now the UAE. The land was too barren to allow any farming and the people were generally too concerned with finding water, food and other provisions to consider trying to make money. 1981 - Sheikh Rashid Bin-Ahmad al-Mualla becomes the ruler of Umm al-Qaywayn.
- The UAE, founding member of the Gulf Cooperation Council had its first meeting held in Abu Dhabi.
- Sheikh Humayd Bin-Rashid al-Nuaymi becomes the ruler of Ajman.
1986 - Sheikh Zayed Bin-Sultan Al Nuhayyan re-elected as the president of the UAE.
1987 - Attempted revolution in Sharjah
1990 - Sheikh Rashid Bin-Said Al Maktum is replaced by his son, Sheikh Maktum Bin-Rashid Al Maktum as ruler of Dubai and as the vice president of the UAE Portuguese expansion into the Indian Ocean in the early 16th century following Vasco da Gama's route of exploration saw them battle the Ottomans up the coast of the Persian Gulf. The Portuguese controlled the area for 150 years in which they conquered the inhabitants of the Arabian peninsula. Vasco da Gama was helped by Ahmad ibn Mājid, a navigator and cartographer from Julfar, to find the route of spices from India Quiz 1.When did the Arab rulers sign the treaty with the British ? 2.What were Falcons used for? 3.Who is Ahmad ibn Mājid? 4.What are camels used for nowadays?
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