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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 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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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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Dubai Clock Tower rare old photo 1969

Dubai Clock Tower surroundings as it used to be in 1969 In the early 1960s the area where the Clock Tower is located today had become an important road intersection. The construction of clock tower was started in 1964. It was suggested the Clock Tower be placed on a traffic roundabout to protect the Tower. […]

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Dubai Trade Centre and Sheikh Zayed Road mid 1990's

Dubai Trade Centre Roundabout and Sheikh Zayed Raod underpass. In Dubai, E 11 is known as “Sheikh Zayed Road”. The highway runs parallel to the coastline from Trade Centre Roundabout to the border with the emirate of Abu Dhabi, 55 kilometres (34 mi) away in the area of Jebel Ali. The road was formerly known […]

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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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Mobile Traffic Radar Unit on Dubai City Road 1960s

A 1960s Mobile Traffic Radar Unit on duty on Dubai Road The Dubai Police Force is the 15,000 strong police force for the city of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Police force was founded on June 1, 1956 in Naif (a locality in the Deira side of Dubai, with the first police […]

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