Dubai Airport in 1962

History of Civil Aviation in Dubai The history of civil aviation in Dubai started in July 1937 when an air agreement was signed for a flying boat base for the aircraft of Imperial Airways with rental of the base at about 440 Rupees per month – this included the guards’ wages. The Empire Flying Boats […]



Dubai Deira Creek in 1988

A view of Dubai Creek from Dubai Intercontinental Hotel 1988 The creek’s initial inlet into mainland Dubai is along the Deira Corniche and Al Ras areas of eastern Dubai and along the Al Shindagha area of western Dubai. It then progresses south-eastward through the mainland, passing through Port Saeed and Dubai Creek Park. The creek’s […]



Dubai Clock Tower 1971

An Ariel View of Dubai Clocktower in 1971 Deira Clocktower, originally referred to as the Dubai Clocktower, is a roundabout in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Clocktower is located in eastern Dubai in Deira, at the intersection of Umm Hurrair Road and route D 89 (Al Maktoum Road). Situated in the locality of Al […]



Dubai Abra in 1997

Dubai Creek Crossing by Abra in 1997 An abra is a traditional boat made of wood. Abras are used to ferry people across the Dubai Creek in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. They travel between the water station at Shindagha/Al Ghubaiba on the Bur Dubai side, and the water station at Al Sabkha on the Deira […]



Dubai Parade on Union Day 1986

UAE National Day Celebration in Dubai 1986 National Day is celebrated from 2 December each year in United Arab Emirates for two days or more (usually the 2nd and 3rd). It marks the UAE’s formal nationalization from the British Protectorate Treaties which ended on December 1, 1971 and the eventual, federal unification of the seven […]



Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed holding a falcon 1989

Prince Fazza with his Camel and Falcon in his Childhood 1989 Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (born 14 November 1982) is the Crown Prince of Dubai. He is popularly known as Fazza, the name under which he publishes his poetry. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed is the chief veteran of annual Fazza Championships for Falconry. […]



Dubai Water Supply in 1960's

A man is filling water from a publicly installed water hydrant in 1960 50 years ago Dubai had NO running fresh water! Water sources were a natural pond (in an area that later became Karama) occasionally refreshed by rainwater; some sweet water wells near Al Fahidi Fort; areas where Hamarain Shopping Centre and Dubai Hospital […]



Sheikh Rashid Road towards Al Hudaiba-Satwa 1970

An Arial View of Al Hudaiba Area in Satwa 1970 Al Hudaiba is a locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). A small community, Al Hudaiba is located in the area of Bur Dubai near Port Rashid. Important landmarks in Al Hudaiba include Chelsea Hotel and the consulate of Sri Lanka. The locality is bordered […]



Sheikh Zayed Road in mid 2001

Emirates Tower and Fairmont Hotel in mid 2001 Under-Construction Fairmont hotel can be seen on the Far right. Fairmont Dubai is a 34-storey, 153 m (502 ft) skyscraper hotel completed in 2002 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The hotel is managed by the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts brand. This hotel is just minutes from Dubai’s […]



Dubai City skyline at night in 2012

Night view from Jumeirah Beach-1 in 2012 Jumeirah literally means “beautiful.” It is a coastal residential area in Dubai, United Arab Emirates mainly comprising low rise private dwellings. It is administratively divided into three neighborhoods titled “Jumeirah 1,” Jumeirah 2″ and “Jumeirah 3.” It has both expensive and large detached properties as well as more […]