The purpose of this study was to locate most oil-threatened areas and to document occurrences of oil spills through the production of space oil spills Atlas in the Arabian Gulf, offshore UAE. A number of satellite data were processed and visualized from early satellites of the mid-seventies through to the most recent Earth observation satellites. Shipping routes bordering the UAE with relatively frequent incidences of oil spills included the offshore area running parallel to the coast of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman, and the routes through the Strait of Hormuz. Visual analysis revealed a close relationship between spills, oil fields and shipping routes. Monitoring of natural seepage of oil in the area offshore of Abu Dhabi showed numerous small oil slicks caused by natural seeps from the seafloor. The production of the actual oil spills Atlas in the UAEU-remote sensing lab is an important step towards the rise of the awareness in the country and the establishment of an early warning system in the Gulf region.