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Burj Al Khalifa Sheikh Zayed Road Flyovers 2011

Sheikh Zayed Raod and Burj Al Khalifa There are unconfirmed reports of several planned height increases since its inception. Originally proposed as a virtual clone of the 560 m (1,837 ft) Grollo Tower proposal for Melbourne, Australia’s Docklands waterfront development, the tower was redesigned by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM).Marshall Strabala, an SOM architect who […]

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Atlantis Hotel Lobby 2010

Dubai Atlantis Hotel Lobby Two Atlantis Hotel resorts, one in the Bahamas and one in Dubai, UAE, are owned and operated by the Kerzner International Corp. Both were monumental achievements in the industry of hotel resorts, offering unprecedented luxury along with adventure. Both hotels required massive efforts to construct, including the creation of a man-made […]

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Blood Donation Campaign 1983

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid while donating his Blood 1983 The Dubai Blood Donation Center (DBDC) of the Dubai Health Authority was found in 1986 as the major blood bank of the UAE that committed to providing a safe and adequate supply of blood. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has been known for his vast […]

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Al Maktoum Hospital Road towards Nasir Square 1984

The start of modern health care in the United Arab Emirates can be traced to the days when the area was known as the Trucial Coast. In 1943, a small healthcare centre was opened in the Al Ras area of Dubai. In 1951, under the patronage of Sheikh Saeed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler […]

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Dubai Airport in 1962

History of Civil Aviation in Dubai The history of civil aviation in Dubai started in July 1937 when an air agreement was signed for a flying boat base for the aircraft of Imperial Airways with rental of the base at about 440 Rupees per month – this included the guards’ wages. The Empire Flying Boats […]

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Dubai Deira Creek in 1988

A view of Dubai Creek from Dubai Intercontinental Hotel 1988 The creek’s initial inlet into mainland Dubai is along the Deira Corniche and Al Ras areas of eastern Dubai and along the Al Shindagha area of western Dubai. It then progresses south-eastward through the mainland, passing through Port Saeed and Dubai Creek Park. The creek’s […]

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Dubai Abra in 1997

Dubai Creek Crossing by Abra in 1997 An abra is a traditional boat made of wood. Abras are used to ferry people across the Dubai Creek in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. They travel between the water station at Shindagha/Al Ghubaiba on the Bur Dubai side, and the water station at Al Sabkha on the Deira […]

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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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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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