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Al Fahidi Fort and the Grand mosque circa 1970

Al Fahidi Fort History Al Fahidi Fort was built in several phases. The oldest tower was built around 1787 and is believed to be the oldest building in Dubai that still exists today. The fort was used to guard the landward approaches to the town from the raids of neighbouring tribes. It has also served, […]

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Bur Dubai Shopping Street 1986

Street Vendors in Bur Dubai 1986 Bur Dubai is a historic district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, located on the western side of the Dubai Creek. The name literally translates to Mainland Dubai, a reference to the traditional separation of the Bur Dubai area from Deira by the Dubai Creek. This is because Bur Dubai […]

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Dubai Water Supply in 1960's

A man is filling water from a publicly installed water hydrant in 1960 50 years ago Dubai had NO running fresh water! Water sources were a natural pond (in an area that later became Karama) occasionally refreshed by rainwater; some sweet water wells near Al Fahidi Fort; areas where Hamarain Shopping Centre and Dubai Hospital […]

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Sheikh Zayed Road in mid 2001

Emirates Tower and Fairmont Hotel in mid 2001 Under-Construction Fairmont hotel can be seen on the Far right. Fairmont Dubai is a 34-storey, 153 m (502 ft) skyscraper hotel completed in 2002 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The hotel is managed by the Fairmont Hotels and Resorts brand. This hotel is just minutes from Dubai’s […]

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Reel Cinemas Dubai in 2009

Dubai Reel cineplex Cinemas Lobby, first week of opening in 2009 Reel Cinemas is a cineplex in the Dubai United Arab Emirates operated by Emaar Properties (Dubai) and Cathay Cineplex (Singapore). It was first opened in The Dubai Mall on August 22, 2009. It opened its second cinema in Dubai Marina Mall on July 22, […]

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Rare Picture of Al Fahidi Fort Dubai in 1936

Al Fahidi Fort and Dubai City in 1936 Al Fahidi Fort Dubai was built in several phases. The oldest tower was built around 1787 and believed to be the oldest building in Dubai that still exists today. The fort was used to guard the landward approaches to the town from the raids of neighboring tribes. […]

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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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Night View of Dubai City Skyline in 2011

Beautiful Dubai Skyline at night in 2011 Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, is home to 911 completed high-rises, 88 of which stand taller than 180 metres (591 ft). The tallest building in Dubai is the Burj Khalifa, which rises 828 metres (2,717 ft) and contains 163 floors. The tower has stood […]

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Dubai Spice Souk or Iranian Bazar in 1952

Dubai Spice Souq in 1952 Dubai Spice Souk or the Old Souk is a traditional market (or souq) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Spice Souk is located in eastern Dubai, in Deira and is adjacent to the Dubai Gold Souk. The Spice Souk, situated on Sikkat Al Khail Road, is in the locality […]

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Dubai Public Transport in 1974

Dubai Transport Bus as it used to be in 1970s Dubai Transport was managed by Dubai Municipality until the birth of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai in 2006. Dubai has a very large bus system run by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The bus system has 193 routes on weekdays. The Public Transport […]

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