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The Prince of Wales visited Dubai in 1989

The Prince of Wales Charles with Princess of Wales Lady Diana and Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum By 1989, the Dubai Municipality was scheduled to demolish Bastakia (old traditional houses). That same year Prince Charles was planning a visit to the UAE. During his visit to Dubai, the prince, known for his love of architecture […]

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Construction of Al Maktoum Bridge in 1960s

Al Maktoum Bridge Dubai in 1960s Al Maktoum Bridge that crosses Dubai Creek in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is one of five crossings on the creek. The others are Al Shindagha Tunnel, Floating Bridge, Al Garhoud Bridge and Business Bay Crossing. Al Maktoum Bridge was the first bridge in Dubai. It opened in 1963. […]

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Dubai Airport Taxi in 1989

Dubai Airport Taxi and City Taxi system Dubai also has an extensive taxi system, by far the most frequently used means of public transport within the Emirate. There are both government-operated and private cab companies. The Dubai Transport Corporation operates cream-coloured taxis. Some of the private cab companies are Cars Taxi, National Taxi, Cititaxi and […]

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Emirates Towers Dubai at Night

Emirates Towers Dubai The Emirates Towers complex contains the Emirates Office Tower and Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. The two towers, which rise to 355 m (1,165 ft) and 309 m (1,014 ft), respectively, stand as the 23rd and 47th tallest buildings in the world. The Emirates Towers complex is set in over 570,000 msq (42 […]

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Dubai Shopping Festival Street View

Dubai Shopping Festival Night View of  Riqqa Street Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) started on 15 February 1996 as a retail event intended to revitalise retail trade in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It has since been promoted as a tourist attraction. This yearly month long event is usually scheduled during the first quarter of the year. […]

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Abrah Water Taxi on Dubai Creek 1991

Dubai Creek Abrah Station at Al Sabkha An abra or Abrah is a traditional boat made of wood; it is used to transport people in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, across the Dubai Creek. They travel between the water station at Shindagha, Al Ghubaiba on the Bur Dubai side, and the water station at Al Sabkha […]

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Dubai Airport in 1982

An Ariel View of Dubai Airport in 1982 During the 1980s, Dubai was a stopping point for airlines such as Air India, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and others travelling between Asia and Europe that needed a refueling point in the Persian Gulf. This use was made redundant with the availability of Russian airspace […]

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Emirates Union Treaty 1972

Emirates Union Treaty 1972. Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Rashid By 1966 it had become clear the British Government could no longer afford to administer and protect what is now the United Arab Emirates. When the British-Trucial Sheikhdoms treaty expired on 1 December 1971, they became fully independent. The rulers of Abu Dhabi and Dubai decided […]

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Lunch at Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed's residence in 1962

Lunch at Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed’s residence for the staff of the Political Agency of Britain Dubai came under the protection of the United Kingdom by the “Exclusive Agreement” of 1892, in which the UK agreed to protect Dubai against the developing interests of France, Germany, and Russia in the Persian Gulf In 1958, upon […]

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