The first vivid picture of the region dominated by the Qawasim are connected with British military operations against them in 1809 – 1810. There are some contemporary water colour drawings and, in 1813, Richard Temple published a series of aquatints depicting the operations of the British naval squadron. The series includes pictures of Muscat, Matrah, Ras al-Khaima, Luft, Linga and Shinas.


The years 1819-1820 witnessed a second attack of the British against the Qawasim and their allies. This time all Arab fortifications on the coast of the Gulf between Al-Rams and Dubai were thoroughly destroyed.

In this section you can see a cup, this silver gift cup was presented to captain, «John Gover» by the British Government after attack on Ras Al-Khaimah in 1819-1820.

Also a copy of the General Treaty with Arab tribes in the Arabian Gulf is on display.