Category archives: Classics




Al Fahidi Fort and the Grand mosque circa 1970

Al Fahidi Fort History Al Fahidi Fort was built in several phases. The oldest tower was built around 1787 and is believed to be the oldest building in Dubai that still exists today. The fort was used to guard the landward approaches to the town from the raids of neighbouring tribes. It has also served, […]

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Classic BnW Dubai Clock Tower Picture in 1968

An Ariel View of Dubai Clock Tower 1968 Dubai Clock tower was designed by Engineer Edgar Bublik General Manager of Overseas AST and constructed by an ECC local builder around 1964. However, by 1972, the monument had started to crack and corrode the steel reinforcements, as a result of the unwashed beach sand used for […]

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