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Bur Dubai Shopping Street 1986

Street Vendors in Bur Dubai 1986 Bur Dubai is a historic district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, located on the western side of the Dubai Creek. The name literally translates to Mainland Dubai, a reference to the traditional separation of the Bur Dubai area from Deira by the Dubai Creek. This is because Bur Dubai […]

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Sheikh Zayed Road from Dubai Trade Centre 1991

A Rainy Day on Sheikh Zayed Road from Dubai Trade Centre The Dubai-Abu Dhabi Highway of E 11 links the two largest cities of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The project was proposed by the Sheikhs of Abu Dhabi and Dubai to Sheikh Zayed. In 1971, the project was approved and construction […]

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Wild Wadi Water Park 2010

Dubai Wild Wadi Water Park The Wild Wadi Water Park is an outdoor water park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Situated in the area of Jumeirah, next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the water park is operated by Jumeirah International, a Dubai-based hotelier. Wild Wadi has a heated/cooled wave pool, […]

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Night Fog in Dubai city 2011

Foggy Night on Sheikh Zayed Road An entire city with the highest buildings in the world almost disappears under a thick cloud of fog stretching some 70 storeys up. Twice a year, Dubai’s iconic skyline is transformed as a huge fog descends. Fog gathers in Dubai because of a rise in temperature. While it may […]

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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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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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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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