Dubai Once Upon A Time
by Nitin M
This series of pictures landed in my email inbox yesterday. Some people may have seen some of this before, but it is a reminiscence of Dubai from the 1960s and 1970s.
Dubai Police: Controlling Dubai’s Traffic 1960s style
|Doesn’t appear to be too much traffic – non existent in fact!
Must have been a major road junction in Old Dubai to have a Traffic Policeman on duty.
|Dubai Creek Dredging: 1950s|
|In the mid 1950s Dubai’s Creek filled with sand becoming very shallow and difficult to navigate. Dubai’s trade was affected. Diera’s coastline was eroding and buildings and roads along the coast were threatened. Dubai’s Merchants and People were complaining.
Sheikh Mohammed’s Wedding (1979)