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Abandoned Cars in Dubai 2008

The United Arab Emirates is one of richest countries in the Middle East. Despite the recent financial crisis and the falling price of oil, the country’s economy still remains strong. However, like any other modern country, the UAE has its fair share of problems. These problems range from the typical (poverty, high price of living) […]

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Dubai Metro Financial District Station 2012

Financial Centre Station 2012 – Dubai Metro The Emirates Towers Metro and the Financial Centre stations are located a stone’s throw from each other on Sheikh Zayed Road.They are surrounded by skyscrapers on both sides of Dubai’s busiest road and the financial hub. Commuters using the Financial Centre Station will have easy access to the […]

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Air Conditioned Bus Stop in Dubai 2010

Dubai Public Transport and Waiting Areas (Bus Stop) The Public Bus Transport system in Dubai is run by the RTA. The bus system services 140 routes and transported over 109 million people in 2008. By the end of 2010, there will be 2,100 buses in service across the city. In 2006, the Transport authority announced […]

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Night Fog in Dubai city 2011

Foggy Night on Sheikh Zayed Road An entire city with the highest buildings in the world almost disappears under a thick cloud of fog stretching some 70 storeys up. Twice a year, Dubai’s iconic skyline is transformed as a huge fog descends. Fog gathers in Dubai because of a rise in temperature. While it may […]

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Blood Donation Campaign 1983

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid while donating his Blood 1983 The Dubai Blood Donation Center (DBDC) of the Dubai Health Authority was found in 1986 as the major blood bank of the UAE that committed to providing a safe and adequate supply of blood. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been known for his vast […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A Street view of Bur Dubai in 1961

Unmade Compacted sand filled streets of Bur Dubai in 1961 In the 1820s, Dubai was referred to as Al Wasl by British historians. Few records pertaining to the cultural history of the UAE or its constituent emirates exist and because of the region’s oral traditions, folklore and myth were not written down. According to Fedel […]

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Reel Cinemas Dubai in 2009

Dubai Reel cineplex Cinemas Lobby, first week of opening in 2009 Reel Cinemas is a cineplex in the Dubai United Arab Emirates operated by Emaar Properties (Dubai) and Cathay Cineplex (Singapore). It was first opened in The Dubai Mall on August 22, 2009. It opened its second cinema in Dubai Marina Mall on July 22, […]

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