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THE UAE HISTORY AND HERITAGE

Man has occupied the land now known as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for hundreds of thousands of years and, indeed, the area may have played an important role in the migration of early Man out of Africa into Asia. Over time the environment changed considerably. Around 7500 years ago, the climate was relatively benign and there is significant evidence of human occupation, but by approximately 3000 BC conditions had become much more arid, with the result that agriculture was confined largely to fortified oasis communities.

Commodity trading was established from an early stage and copper was transported from the Hajar Mountains to urban centres in the north as early as 3000 BC, from where it was exported to Mesopotamia. Camel caravan routes through the region from north to south also provided an alternative route to India. Ports such as Julfar (Ra’s al-Khaimah) eventually became flourishing entreports, thanks largely to the pearling trade.