Pictures: A Timeline of UAE's Achievements

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 25 May 2021
Pictures: A Timeline of UAE's Achievements

The UAE has been declared as an independent sovereign and federal state on the 2nd of December 1971 comprising of seven emirates; Abu Dhabi as the capital, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah.

Looking back, the UAE was just a desert and compared it to now, it is a tourist attraction filled with modernity, and a home to many.

Here is a timeline of how the UAE has become country we all know it for!

  • 1971

49 key milestones in UAE history in pictures | News-photos – Gulf News

The UAE has been declared as a new federal state.

  • 1973

The dirham in your wallet has something of note to celebrate this weekend |  The National

The dirham has been introduced as the UAE’s currency.

  • 1982

A timeline of key milestones in UAE history | News-photos – Gulf News

Abu Dhabi international airport begins operating.

  • 1985

October 25, 1985: Emirates makes a good start | Today History – Gulf News

Emirates airline launched.

  • 1999

Burj Al Arab Dubai Hotel, United Arab Emirates - BubbleMania

Burj Al Arab hotel introduced and launched in Dubai.

  • 2009

IN·SIGHT 2009/4 - Always energized thanks to OILTAP®: The world

Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum launches the Dubai Metro.

  • 2010

Burj Khalifa (Dubai, 2010) | Structurae

Burj Khalifa introduced and opens in Dubai.

  • 2013

Dubai to host World Expo 2020 | Expo2020-news – Gulf News

UAE celebrates the winning bid to host Expo 2020 in Dubai.

  • 2014

UAE Space Agency responds to manned Mars mission reports | ZAWYA MENA  Edition

UAE announces the creation of the UAE Space Agency to supervise the Mars Mission.

  • 2018

KhalifaSat makes history as the first satellite built on UAE soil reaches  space | Uae – Gulf News

The first satellite built on UAE reaches space.

  • 2019

Hazzaa al-Mansoori, First U.A.E. Astronaut, Launches to Space Station - The  New York Times

UAE marks history with the launch of Hazzaa Al Mansoori to space.

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