الساحل المتصالح (Arabic)
Flag of the Trucial States Council
|Status||Persian Gulf Residency of British India (1820–1947)|
British Protectorate (1947–1971)
|Historical era||New Imperialism/WWI|
|8 January 1820|
|4 May 1853|
|21 March 1952|
|1 December 1971|
|2 December 1971|
|Today part of||United Arab Emirates|
The Trucial States (Arabic: الإمارات المتصالحة Al-Imārāt al-Mutaṣāliḥa), also known as the Trucial Coast (Arabic: الساحل المتصالح Al-Sāḥil al-Mutaṣāliḥ), the Trucial Sheikhdoms (Arabic: المشيخة المتصالحة Al-Mashīkhat al-Mutaṣāliḥa), Trucial Arabia, and Trucial Oman was the name the British government gave to a group of tribal confederations in southeastern Arabia whose leaders had signed protective treaties, or truces, with the United Kingdom between 1820 and 1892.
The Trucial States remained an informal British protectorate until the treaties were revoked on 1 December 1971. The following day, six of the sheikhdoms—Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah—formed the United Arab Emirates; the seventh, Ras Al Khaimah, joined 10 February 1972.