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Dubai Deira Creek in 1988

A view of Dubai Creek from Dubai Intercontinental Hotel 1988 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 […]

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Dubai Abra in 1997

Dubai Creek Crossing by Abra in 1997 An abra is a traditional boat made of wood. Abras are used to ferry people across the Dubai Creek in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. They travel between the water station at Shindagha/Al Ghubaiba on the Bur Dubai side, and the water station at Al Sabkha on the Deira […]

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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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Old Dubai Creek in 1951

Rare Picture of Dubai Creek in 1951 Dubai creek was surrounded with both Huts and Houses. Date palm had been used to built these Huts. Dhows were the only means to cross the Creek at this time. ¬†Houses were built with Coral Stones and mixture of local sand mortar. A wind tower was the prominent […]

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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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Public Sign Board at Dubai Creek in 1970s

A Public Sign Board at Dubai Creek in 1970’s A Warning Public Sign Board was erected near Dubai Creek in three languages. English and Urdu as second languages have been widely used for public in Dubai. Most of the population residing in Dubai still belongs to different Nations from all around the world. it is […]

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Deira Dubai 1991

An Ariel View of Dubai City in 1991 A fresh morning in Dubai city while flying over Dubai creek. Deira Dubai is on the left side and Etisalat dome building can be seen in the far. Deira is an area in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates bordered by the Persian Gulf, Sharjah and […]

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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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