Monday, May 15, 2006
Dubai, the good ol' days. Part 1
I've had some requests to post photos of Dubai when we lived here back in the late seventies. So here are the first ones, from 1977 and 1978. These are Jumeirah Beach, about where the Open Beach is now... that's how it is now in the last photo.
Villas right on the beach, high tides went right up to the walls and often swirled into the lanes between the villas. The beach was only a few metres wide, as you can see.
More of my photos from the seventies and early eighties are in later posts, plus some taken recently of the old parts of the city. Just click on the label 'Old Dubai' and you'll find them all.