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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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Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum in his Office 1962

Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Sheikh Rasid bin Saeed Al Maktoum 1912 – 7 October 1990 was the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai. He ruled for 32 years from 1958 until his death in 1990. Sheikh Rashid brought Dubai to join Abu Dhabi and other northern […]

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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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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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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 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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