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Sheik zayed lifetime
⟶ Updated 27 Sep 2018 ⟶
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Sheik Zayed is Born
Shaikh Zayed is appointed the Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region
Shaikh Zayed uses pen and paper to write. Shaikh Zayed memorises most of the verses from the Quran.
Shaikh Zayed travels abroad for the first time, visiting countries including France, Great Britain, and the US.
With the approval of the British Government and the help of the Trucial Oman Levies, forces of the Sultan of Muscat and Oman and those of the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, move into the Buraimi area.
Abu Dhabi Marine Areas, a consortium of foreign oil companies led by BP, find the first oil field at Umm Shaif.
Shaikh Zayed opens the first Al Nahyaniah Primary School in Al Ain.
Shaikh Zayed orders the building of the first mud road that runs from the palace to Al Maqta Bridge in Abu Dhabi. He mobilises all the available trucks at the time to transport material for the construction of the road.
First oil export from Das Island.
Shaikh Zayed and his brother, Shaikh Shakbout, call on King Faisal Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. The trip manages to establish friendly ties with the neighbouring country.
Shaikh Zayed becomes the new Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
The Department is later renamed the Planning Council with Shaikh Zayed as President.
In a speech to the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson, announces the plan for the complete withdrawal of all British forces from the Gulf by the end of 1971.
The establishment of Mina Zayed enables the berthing of huge trans-ocean commercial vessels in Abu Dhabi.
Following Shaikh Zayed’s interest in preserving wildlife, a first of its kind animal sanctuary comes up near Al Ain, and is followed by a second one on the island of Sir Bani Yas.
Shaikh Zayed, representing the UAE, and Sir Geoffrey Arthur, the last Political Resident in the Gulf, sign a treaty of friendship between Britain and the UAE. Finally Britain evacuates from the Gulf.
Shaikh Zayed inaugurates the first Federal National Council session in Abu Dhabi.
The Executive Council replaces the Abu Dhabi Cabinet. The Council comprises the Emirates’ government departments.
Shaikh Zayed allocates 28 per cent of Abu Dhabi’s income towards assisting Arab, Islamic, and developing countries.
Shaikh Zayed is anxious to reach an understanding with the Saudis in resolving the issue.
The UAE and its neighbour, Saudi Arabia, begin discussions over their common borders. Later, Shaikh Zayed and King Faisal sign an agreement resolving the border dispute between the states.
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