After just 60 years, Dubai has rapid change, from a city with few small buildings and sparse population in the 1950s-1960s to the most luxurious and expensive city of the world.

Dubai city center in the 1950s-1960s. Since the city’s formal establishment in 1833, Dubai’s population was mere 800 people, most of whom are fishermen.
Dubai city center in the 1950s-1960s. Since the city’s formal establishment in 1833, Dubai’s population was mere 800 people, most of whom are fishermen.
So far, the appearance of Dubai city has changed significantly, making it known as “the City of Future” with many skycrapers.
So far, the appearance of Dubai city has changed significantly, making it known as “the City of Future” with many skycrapers.
60 years ago, the means of transportation was mainly camel.
60 years ago, the means of transportation was mainly camel.
Nowadays, Dubai has the most modern system of roads in the world. It is also home of luxury supercars.
Nowadays, Dubai has the most modern system of roads in the world. It is also home of luxury supercars.
Buildings with simple architecture 60 years ago.
Buildings with simple architecture 60 years ago.
Today, Dubai is a dynamic city with urban areas having most luxurious, highest and biggest architectural buildings in the world.
Today, Dubai is a dynamic city with urban areas having most luxurious, highest and biggest architectural buildings in the world.
Dubai airport in the old days…
Dubai airport in the old days…
And nowadays.
And nowadays.
The view of the whole city from above.
The view of the whole city from above.
And now, the skycrapers can shoot through the clouds.
And now, the skycrapers can shoot through the clouds.
The beach with some simple buildings.
The beach with some simple buildings.
And right now, adjacent high hotels are still being built along the beach.
And right now, adjacent high hotels are still being built along the beach.
A corner of the bay in the city, there were mostly simple wooden boats.
A corner of the bay in the city, there were mostly simple wooden boats.
And today, a scene from a science fiction movie.
And today, a scene from a science fiction movie.
Dubai Clocktower somehow seemed lonely with few ‘building friends’.
Dubai Clocktower somehow seemed lonely with few ‘building friends’.
The Clocktower has many friends now.
The Clocktower has many friends now.

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