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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 Creek Second Dredging in 1970s

Dubai Creek Second Development in 1970s In the early 20th century, the creek, though incapable then of supporting large scale transportation, served as a minor port for dhows coming as far away as India or East Africa. Although it impeded the entry of ships due to current flow, the creek remained an important element in […]

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Bur Dubai Creek side in 1960s

First deepening and Widening Project for Dubai Creek Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum was responsible for the transformation of Dubai from a small cluster of settlements near the Dubai Creek to a modern port city and commercial hub. Before he became ruler, Shaikh Rashid recognised the importance of the Creek, and ordered an economic […]

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Dubai Creek Road in 1976

Al Maktoum Road (Creek Raod) Dubai in 70’s 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 natural ending […]

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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 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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