Category archives: Places

 

 

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Atlantis Hotel Lobby 2010

Dubai Atlantis Hotel Lobby Two Atlantis Hotel resorts, one in the Bahamas and one in Dubai, UAE, are owned and operated by the Kerzner International Corp. Both were monumental achievements in the industry of hotel resorts, offering unprecedented luxury along with adventure. Both hotels required massive efforts to construct, including the creation of a man-made […]

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Al Maktoum Hospital Road towards Nasir Square 1984

The start of modern health care in the United Arab Emirates can be traced to the days when the area was known as the Trucial Coast. In 1943, a small healthcare centre was opened in the Al Ras area of Dubai. In 1951, under the patronage of Sheikh Saeed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Dubai International Airport in 1959

An Ariel view of Under Construction Dubai International Airport in 1959 Construction of the airport was ordered by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, in 1959. It officially opened in 1960 with its first airfield, at which time it was able to handle aircraft the size of a Douglas DC-3 on […]

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Dubai Skyline from Palm Jumeirah 2008

Beautiful View of Burj Al Arab Hotel and Chicago Beach Hotel from Palm Jumeirah 2008 The beachfront area where Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel are located was previously called Chicago Beach. The hotel is located on an island of reclaimed land 280 meters offshore of the beach of the former Chicago Beach Hotel. […]

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Dubai Deira Creek side in 1970

Deira Creek view from Al Sabkha Interchange in 1970 Deira is an area in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates bordered by the Persian Gulf, Sharjah and Dubai Creek. Historically, it has been the commercial center of Dubai, but has been losing its importance during the past few years due to recent development along […]

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Dubai International Airport Terminal-1 in 2005

Under-construction Terminal 3 in far during 2005 Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB, ICAO: OMDB) is an international airport serving Dubai. It is a major airline hub in the Middle East, and is the main airport of Dubai. It is situated in the Al Garhoud district, 4 km (2.5 mi) northeast of Dubai. The airport is […]

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Dubai International Airport in 1963

Main Dubai International Airport Building in 1963 Dubai Airport is spread over an area of 8,640 acres (3,500 ha) of land. In 2012 DXB handled a record 57.7 million in passenger traffic, a 13.2% increase over 2011. This made it the 10th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic. It is also the 3rd […]

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