United Arab Emirates: History
A deal between Britain and the Trucial States gives Britain control over foreign affairs and each emirate control over internal affairs.
Oil is discovered, leading to great wealth and prosperity in the country.
After independence from Britain, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujayrah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Qaywayn come together to form the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.).
The U.A.E. joins the Arab League.
The U.A.E. becomes a founding member of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, the U.A.E. joins the allies against Iraq.
The U.A.E. restores diplomatic relations with Iraq, which were severed at the outbreak of the 1991 Gulf War.
Economic changes are announced that include bringing the days of the official weekend in line with Western nations, reducing the dependence on foreign workers, and allowing laborers to form trade unions.
The U.A.E. withdraws from plans for a Gulf monetary union, limiting further economic integration in the region.