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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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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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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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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Wearing Cadet uniform in 1968

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rshid Graduation from Mons Officers Cadet Collage United Kingdom in 1968 The Mons Officer Cadet School was a British military training establishment in Aldershot. In 1947 the Mons Officer Cadet Training Unit (Aldershot) was re-organised as an OCTU for short service and national service officer cadets of the technical arms i.e. officer […]

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Dubai Business Tycoons in a Casual Meeting 1950s

Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum to his right Hamad Al-Futtaim and Saif Kalban in 1950s Hamad Al Futtaim is the Co Founder of Al Futtaim Group. The Al Futtaim group was founded in the 1930s and expanded rapidly in the 1940s and 1950s becoming an integrated commercial, industrial, and services organisation. From the 1950s […]

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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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