A place that represents an entity that expresses a physical location that gains its identity from the nature of the events or assets that took place around it, and the study of geographical names and their meaning reveals important historical information about the place through a time period that encompasses language and customs that have died out. The names of ancient sites in the United Arab Emirates are part of its historical and geographical heritage, and of its cultural identity, many of which have been eradicated by urban sprawl and became absent from contemporary memory.
In this book, the author was able to collect and investigate many geographical names, and dealt with their history, nature, their relationship to the surrounding environment, and the changes that took place in their pronunciation as a result of the presence of other nationalities who face a difficulty pronouncing some Arabic names. As a result, the name or pronunciation have been altered, therefore, the author verified whether or not the correct name was present, then verified the correctness of its pronunciation and the way it was written. He answered one’s questions: How and when were places named? And who gave them these names?