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The earliest known human habitation in the UAE dated from 5500 BCE, but finds of flint tools could date the first human habitation of the UAE's western coast to 130,000 years ago. At this early stage, there is proof of interaction with the outside world, particularly with civilizations to the northwest in Mesopotamia. These contacts persisted and became wide-ranging, probably motivated by trade in copper from the Hajar Mountains, which commenced around 3000 BCE. In 637, Julfar (today Ra's al-Khaimah) was used as a staging post for the Islamic invasion of Sassanian Iran. From the second century AD, a movement of tribes along the North East along the southern coast of Arabia took place, with groups of the Azdite Qahtani (or Yamani) and Quda'ah occupying the areas south west of the Hajar Mountains while Sassanid groups dominated the Eastern or Batinah coast. With the Persian coast known as Al Bahreyn, the interior oasis town of Al Ain was known as Tu'am and became an important staging post of the trade routes to the interior from the east coast.
The earliest Christian site in the UAE was first discovered in the 1990s, an extensive monastic complex on what is now known as Sir Bani Yas Island and which dates back to the 7th century. Thought to be Nestorian and built in 600 AD, the church appears to have been abandoned peacefully in 750 AD. It forms a rare physical link to a legacy of Christianity which is thought to have spread across the peninsula from 50–350 AD following trade routes. Certainly, by the 5th century, Oman had a bishop named John – the last bishop of Oman being Etienne, in 676 AD.
The spread of Islam to the North Eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula is thought to have followed directly from a letter sent by the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, to the rulers of Oman in 630 AD, nine years after the hijrah. This led to a group of rulers travelling to Medina, converting to Islam and subsequently driving a successful uprising against the unpopular Sassanids, who dominated the Northern coasts at the time. Following the death of Muhammad, the new Islamic communities south of the Persian Gulf threatened to disintegrate, with insurrections against the Muslim leaders. The Caliph Abu Bakr sent an army from Medina which completed its reconquest of the territory (the Ridda Wars) with the bloody battle of Dibba in which 10,000 lives are thought to have been lost.
United Arab Emirates الإمارات العربية المتحدة al-Imārāt al-‘Arabīyah al-MuttaḥidahFlagEmblemAnthem: "Ishy Bilady" "Long Live My Nation" Menu0:00Location of United Arab Emirates(green) in the Arabian Peninsula(grey)