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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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Dubai City skyline at night in 2012

Night view from Jumeirah Beach-1 in 2012 Jumeirah literally means “beautiful.” It is a coastal residential area in Dubai, United Arab Emirates mainly comprising low rise private dwellings. It is administratively divided into three neighborhoods titled “Jumeirah 1,” Jumeirah 2″ and “Jumeirah 3.” It has both expensive and large detached properties as well as more […]

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A Street view of Bur Dubai in 1961

Unmade Compacted sand filled streets of Bur Dubai in 1961 In the 1820s, Dubai was referred to as Al Wasl by British historians. Few records pertaining to the cultural history of the UAE or its constituent emirates exist and because of the region’s oral traditions, folklore and myth were not written down. According to Fedel […]

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Adi Nasib Al Bitar with Dubai Rulers in 1968

Adi Bitar with Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed, Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Maktoum in Dubai 1968 Adi Nasib Al Bitar (1924–1973) was a judge, a legal advisor and lawyer who worked all over the Middle East. He was the author of the constitution of the United Arab Emirates. Adi was born in Jerusalem on December 7, […]

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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 Skyline from Palm Jumeirah 2008

Beautiful View of Burj Al Arab Hotel and Chicago Beach Hotel from Palm Jumeirah 2008 The beachfront area where Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel are located was previously called Chicago Beach. The hotel is located on an island of reclaimed land 280 meters offshore of the beach of the former Chicago Beach Hotel. […]

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Sheikh Mohammed in father lap on his first birthday 1950

Baby Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Makhtoum in 1950 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also Known as Sheikh Mohammed was born on 15 July 1949 in Dubai. He is the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and constitutional monarch of Dubai. He is the third of Rashid bin Saeed […]

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Sheikh Mohammed ready for Horse Racing at Age 13

Sheikh Mohammed an Avid Lover of Horses at age 13 Sheikh Mohammed is a major figure in international Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding. They own Darley Stud, which is the biggest horse breeding operation in the world with farms in the United States, Ireland, England, and Australia. In 1985 he bought the Irish Thoroughbred Park […]

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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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