Whoever traces the history of the Arab Gulf region, especially the Emirati-Omani relations, does not need much effort to discover the depth of these relations and their historical roots, at all cultural, social and religious levels. Between the UAE and the Sultanate of Oman is an ancient history whose lines were written by the hands of the two peoples who shared the same life experiences, so they established tribal and family relations as old as the history of the two brotherly countries, which are linked by roots and united by hopes for the future.
In the ancient history, the two countries, geographical, cultural, and social factors overlapped, up to the family, in such a way that it is impossible to distinguish between them.
Relations between Muscat and Abu Dhabi cannot be linked to the date of the establishment of the UAE in 1971, as some believe, but rather relations that go deep into the two countries’ common history.
Therefore, when the United Arab Emirates offers condolences to its sister, the Sultanate of Oman, the leadership and people, on the death of its builder and pioneer of its renaissance, the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said, may God have mercy on him, it is only condoling itself at the same time, with this Arab and Islamic stature that gave itself to the homeland and the people in the sisterly Sultanate of Oman, and to serve Arab and Islamic causes.
The story of fraternal relations between the two countries, despite its age, finds its clearest embodiment in that sincere brotherly relationship that linked between the great the founder of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “may God have mercy on him”, and his late great brother Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who left their good mark, not only on their countries, but also on the Arab, regional, and even global levels.
They were men of difficult stages, and courageous and wise decision-makers, which left their effects on the entire region, as we cannot talk about the history of the Arab Gulf without being stopped by the attitudes of these two Arab leaders and the pioneering role they played in serving Arab and Islamic causes.
The truth is that brotherly relations between the two countries have become, thanks to the wisdom and Arabism of the two leaderships, a living model for sincere fraternal cooperation, as these good relations have resulted in cooperation between the two countries in all political and economic fields, and have strengthened the historical, cultural and social ties between the two brotherly countries, for the good and the interest of the two peoples and the security and peace of the Gulf region and the entire Arab world.
Therefore, it is correct to say that the fraternal ties between the two countries are not only in the interest of the two countries, but also in the interest of the Arab and Islamic nations.