2 December 1971 - 11 February 1972
Incorporated into the United Arab Emirates
In 1869, Ras al-Khaimah was split from Sharjah to
become a separate sheikhdom.
On 8th March 1892, Ras al-Khaimah and five other sheikhdoms (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah
and Umm al-Qaiwain) together became the
British protectorate of the Trucial States.
In November 1900, Ras al-Khaimah was reincorporated into
On 7th July 1922, Ras al-Khaimah was split from
Sharjah, once again becoming a separate sheikhdom within the Trucial
On 2nd December 1971, six of the sheikhdoms within the Trucial States (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai,
Fujairah, Sharjah and Umm al-Qaiwain) terminated their protection agreements with the United Kingdom and together became
independent as the United Arab Emirates. Ras al-Khaimah remained a British protectorate.
On 11th February 1972, Ras al-Khaimah terminated its protection agreement with the United Kingdom and joined the United