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Dubai Clock Tower in 1988

Dubai Clock Tower Towards Al Makhtoum Road The clock tower is probably one of the most famous landmarks in the city. Its an iconic structure situated at the northern end of the Al Maktoum bridge towards Deira. The Clocktower was erected as a symbol of Dubai and located in Deira because major routes into Dubai […]

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Ariel View of Dubai City in 1940

Dubai Creek an Ariel View in 1940 An Ariel view of Dubai. Dubai creek is distinguishing two major parts of Dubai, Deira Dubai on left and Bur Dubai on right side. this picture was taken while the creek was not trenched, easing internal passage for large boats. sandy land patches in the creek can clearly […]

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First Jashanmal Store in Dubai 1956

Jashnmal Opened their first store in Dubai in 1956. The Jashanmal Group is a wholesale distributor of consumer goods and services in the Gulf region. The company, established in 1919 by Rao Sahib Jashanmal with its first store in Basra, Iraq as a general store selling many of the products that are still sold in […]

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Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Jumeirah Mosque Dubai in 1982

Jumeirah Mosque (Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Mosque) Dubai 1982 The Jumeirah Mosque was built in 1976. This Mosque is named as Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Mosque. The Mosque was built on Syrian Architecture style.The facade has been decorated with Jordanian stone. The Jumeirah Mosque is among the dominating landmarks in the city of Dubai. Jumeirah […]

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Ariel View of Dubai City 1986

Dubai City in 1986 An Ariel view of Dubai city in 1986 while flying on Persian Gulf. Deira Dubai is on the left side while Bur Dubai is on the right. Dubai Creek is clearly engrossing and covering the lands of Dubai distinguishing two major parts. Sheikh Rashid port can be seen in Foreground. The […]

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Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers near Dubai Creek 1978

Dubai Creek Sheraton Hotel in 1978 1970 Model Blue Datsun parked near Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers. Huge construction near Dubai creek was underway in 1978. Dubai leads the ranking of the worlds highest hotel occupancy rate. In 2006, the Dubai hotel occupancy rate was 86% which is the highest ever in Dubai. In […]

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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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Traditional Arabic Chanting Dance in Dubai

Traditional Arabic Dance and Singing (Liwa) Men are performing chanting Dance in Dubai at the eve of Eid celebration in 1989. The music of the United Arab Emirates stems from the Persian Gulf khaleeji tradition, and from Bedouin folk music. Distinctive dance songs from the area’s fishermen are also well-known. Liwa (or leiwah / leywah) is […]

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