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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 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 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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First Concorde Aircraft landing at Dubai Airport 1974

Air France Concorde Aircraft landing at Dubai International Airport 27th August: Concorde 202 (G-BBDG) made a demonstration tour of the Middle East, visiting Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Kuwait, Muscat and Dubai. Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde is a retired turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner or supersonic transport (SST). It is one of only two SSTs to have entered commercial service; […]

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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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Sheikh Rashid and Margaret Thatcher Arriving Dubai Airport 1980s

Margaret Thatcher Official Visit to Dubai in Mid Eighties A memorable picture of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed receives British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Dubai in the mid-eighties. Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher (13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013), was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader […]

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Emirates Airline Fleet at Dubai International Airport

Boeing 777 Fleet at Dubai International Airport Emirates operates a mainly wide-bodied fleet consisting of Airbus A330/A340, Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 passenger aircraft, as well as Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 777F freighters operated by 4 Emirates SkyCargo. The only narrow body aircraft is an Airbus A319CJ which is operating for the recently launched Emirates […]

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Dubai Airport Taxi in 1962

Landrover Dubai Taxi with its driver and helper. There were mostaly 4X Vehicles used as a (Taxi) public transport means in Dubai due to its natural sandy areas and lack of paved and asphalt roads. The history of civil aviation in Dubai started in July 1937 when an air agreement was signed for a flying […]

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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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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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