Photographs reveal Dubai progress

16/05/2012 - Dubai Property News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Photographs reveal Dubai progress

The progression of Dubai from a fishing village in the 1960s to the powerhouse city it is today has been detailed in the release of new photographs.Taken from the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and printed by the Daily Mail, the images show the amazing transformation of the emirate in just 50 years.While the region is now a popular choice among those looking to make Dubai property investment, the images - which were taken shortly after the realisation of the Gulf's oil reserves - show the city's traditional side of dhows and camels.The newspaper noted that while the emirate city is now known for luxury and excess, with Ferraris lining the streets and vast shopping malls catering to all modern needs, its creek was once the centre of Dubai's pearl trade - an industry that feel into decline after the 1930s.Those looking at Dubai property for sale are likely to know the area's Clocktower roundabout as an iconic landmark surrounded by large hotels and bustling streets - yet the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding pictures show it to be remote from the metropolis's centre, with only a few buildings dotted along the streets nearby.  With the discovery of oil in the Gulf in the 1960s, Dubai's aesthetics changed dramatically, with the economy soaring and traders heading to the emirate in order to set up a home there.And the city's landscape was further bolstered in the 1980s when a decision was made to turn the region into a tourist destination, with the Emirates airline established and some of the tallest hotels in the world constructed.But while many recognise the Dubai of today by its stunning architecture, opulence, wealth and mighty skyline, the photographs show just how far the region has come in a relatively short space of time - something that is likely to impress those considering their options when looking for Dubai investment that is suitable for them.