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Al Maktoum Hospital Road towards Nasir Square 1984

The start of modern health care in the United Arab Emirates can be traced to the days when the area was known as the Trucial Coast. In 1943, a small healthcare centre was opened in the Al Ras area of Dubai. In 1951, under the patronage of Sheikh Saeed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler […]

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Dubai Parade on Union Day 1986

UAE National Day Celebration in Dubai 1986 National Day is celebrated from 2 December each year in United Arab Emirates for two days or more (usually the 2nd and 3rd). It marks the UAE’s formal nationalization from the British Protectorate Treaties which ended on December 1, 1971 and the eventual, federal unification of the seven […]

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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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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid at Simmons College in United Kingdom 1967

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid among other students at Simmons College Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid among other students at Simmons College for officers in Aldershot, United Kingdom in 1967. Simmons School is now a part of the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy. Sheikh Mohammed was honored to achieve the highest mark as the foreign students in the school. […]

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Emirates Rulers Meeting in 1960

Rulers meeting at Dubai’s political agency in early 1960 Primarily in reaction to the ambitions of other European countries, the United Kingdom and the Trucial Sheikhdoms established closer bonds in an 1892 treaty, similar to treaties entered into by the UK with other Persian Gulf principalities. The sheikhs agreed not to dispose of any territory […]

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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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Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid at aged fifteen

Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid delivering a speech while he was only Fifteen years old. Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aged fifteen, speech at the crown ceremony of his father, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, following the death of Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Donald Holly, the British High […]

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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Wearing Cadet uniform in 1968

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rshid Graduation from Mons Officers Cadet Collage United Kingdom in 1968 The Mons Officer Cadet School was a British military training establishment in Aldershot. In 1947 the Mons Officer Cadet Training Unit (Aldershot) was re-organised as an OCTU for short service and national service officer cadets of the technical arms i.e. officer […]

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