This study is an investigation into the tribal disputes between Al Shihuh and Al Qawaim over Dibba from 1932 through 1944. The unclear demarcation of the borderlines sparating Dibba Al Baya where Al shihuh lived, and Dibba Al Hisn where Al Qawasim lived was the basic reason the triggered the conflict between the two tribes and inspired each to take control of the borders in expression of power and might. Seeking protection against the incessant attacks of Al shihuh, Al Qawasim set up a tower to defend their territory. Then they seized Wadi Madha, a thing that provoked Al Shihuh who brought the tower down and drove Al Qawasim out of the valley. In the wake of such events, some tribes, British officials, and government officials in the region sought jointly to solve the dispute between the two parties in an attempt to defuse tension and bring order and stability to the region.
Thabet G. Al Omary
Al Shihuh, Al Qawasim, Dibba, Tower, Wadi Madha, Political Agent.