Saturday, December 02, 2006

Dubai, the good ol' days. Part 3.

More photos from the late seventies, the first being the apartment block I lived in - luxurious in seventies Dubai! It was in Deira just behind Al Ghurair City, which didn't exist at the time.



I was on the top, sixth, floor so I had pretty good views across into the downtown area of Deira. The next photo shows the kind of buildings that were all over the area - basically private villas. The big building being constructed in the background is Al Ghurair Centre.



And this photo is a bit later when Al Ghurair Centre was finished. It was the largest building in the Middle East and had the most luxurious apartments in Dubai.



A few more photos taken from the window of my apartment. Notice the new road stopping short of the villa - it was soon demolished to allow the road to be completed.







More to come when I scan them and have time to post.

Previous old photos are here and here.

8 comments:

Dubai Sunshine said...

Very cool pics...shows you the extent to which Dubai has changed!

trailingspouse said...

Great pics! I always find it fascinating to look at old pictures and see how much places have changed. In Dubai the change is so dramatic and shows how far this place has come in such a short time. It's a valuable reminder that perhaps we should be a bit more patient when things don't go so smoothly. Many older generation Emiratis probably played barefoot in the sand and had parents who were illiterate.

localexpat said...

WOW...amazing...i should search my folks stashes of photos and see if i can post em on my blog.....

they sure bring back memories of a completely different universe I grew up in..

DubaiTeen said...

Amazing pics! It always shocks me to look at this pics... like comparing a baby photo with an adult photo. Amazing how much Dubai has achieved.

Al Ain Taxi said...

Hmm, looks a bit like Al Ain now LOL

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DG said...

I miss those days, life used to be so simple, so peaceful :-(

rosh said...

Lovely soulful pictures. Localexpat is quite correct, it was a totally different era back then. Life was beautiful and people were people.