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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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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed holding a falcon 1989

Prince Fazza with his Camel and Falcon in his Childhood 1989 Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (born 14 November 1982) is the Crown Prince of Dubai. He is popularly known as Fazza, the name under which he publishes his poetry. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed is the chief veteran of annual Fazza Championships for Falconry. […]

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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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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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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 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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