Looking back: amazing historical photos of the UAE

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1. 1967

Men manually unload cement at the ‘Cement Wharf’ near what is now Port Rashid. The demand for cement skyrocketed after oil was discovered in 1966, and H.H. Sheikh Rashid (Sheikh Mohammed’s father) made expansion plans for the emirate of Dubai. Thousands of tonnes of cement were manually hauled, bag by bag, by these men. This photo was taken before the UAE even existed (it was formed in 1971).

2. 1987

An Emirati family is pictured outside a traditional store that sold key supplies in Dubai.

3. 1991

Here’s what the Dubai Creek Golf Club looked like in the early ’90s. The site is now home to lush greens and the gorgeous Park Hyatt hotel.

4. 1997

The mid-90s, when computers the size of small dogs were something to marvel at Gitex. Who would have thought that, less than 20 years later, they’d be showcasing homes that can actually talk to you at Gitex.

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