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This file was originally catalogued under more than one subject heading. Those headings, and details of this file, are as follows: COLONIAL AND FOREIGN (Code: 11/1): UK/Dubai civil air agreement. ROUTES AND SERVICES: Foreign (Code 27/2): UK/Dubai civil air agreement, 1937-1938
This file concerns the agreement for Imperial Airways to use the alighting area in Dubai for their flying boat services.
PERSIAN GULF STATES, 1820 - 1971
This file contains the following treaties and agreements related to the Gulf: Treaty of Darin between the UK and Ibn Saud, signed on 26 December 1915 (1) Treaty between the UK and the Ruler of Qatar Sheikh Abdulla Bin Jasim Al Thani, signed on 3 November 1916 (2) Letter from the Political Resident in the Persian Gulf Percy Cox to the Ruler of Qatar concerning the treaty of 3 November 1916 and the text of an announcement by the Ruler of Qatar prohibiting the illegal arms trade inside his territory (3) Treaty between the UK and the Ruler of Kuwait Sheikh Mubarak Al Sabah Al Saba
Civil Air Route: Persian Gulf and Arabian Coast, 1929-1932
This file concerns HMG’s efforts to establish a new civil air route between Iraq and British India through the Arabian Coast of the Gulf.
Development of air route along Arabian coast, 1931 May-Nov.
This file contains concerns the eastbound air routes which pass through the Gulf and the south coast of Arabia. It contains the correspondence of Air Staff Headquarters, RAF Iraq Command at Hinaidi concerning exercises to test aircraft, landing grounds and anchorages for flying boats and weather conditions; carry out reconnaissance and photography; familiarise the local population with aircraft; and establish workable air routes to Aden and India.
Development of air route along Arabian coast, 1932 Feb.-Oct.
This file contains correspondence from Air Staff Headquarters, RAF Iraq Command at Hinaidi concerning the development of the air routes which pass through the Gulf and the south coast of Arabia to India and Aden, particularly reconnaissance of potential landing grounds and anchorages for flying boats and arrangements for refuelling.
Harbour development and water survey, 1967
This file concerns development in the Trucial States.
Preparations for UAE independence, 1971 Jan 01-1971 Dec 31
This file concerns preparations for the end of the special treaty relations between Britain and the Trucial States, and the accession to sovereign statehood of six states as the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Ras al Khaimah oil concession, 1965 Jan 01 - 1965 Dec 31
This file contains correspondence relating to: Meeting between the representative of Union Oil Exploration and Production Company and Southern Natural Gas Company and the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi about the results of the companies' seismic analysis of December 1964 and the difficulties of obtaining the relevant equipment and expected delay in operations Phone call by Ted Winn of the Southern Natural Gas Company to D G Crawford about possible drilling in the vicinity of Tunb and the median line between Ras Al Khaimah and Iran and the Shah Mohammad
Claims by Persia to Bahrain and Gulf islands of Abu Musa and Tamb: dispute between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia over sovereignty over islands in the Neutral Zone, 1955
This file contains correspondence relating to: Jordanian opposition and the reaction of the Arab League to Persia's [Iran] claim to the islands of Bahrain, Tamb [Greater Tunb], Little Tamb [Lesser Tunb] and Abu Musa (1-3) Egyptian opposition to Iran's claim (4) Cairo meeting of Arab Prime Ministers to tackle Iraq's affiliation with the Baghdad Pact.