Dubai: Now and Then

A previous post reminded me of my time in Dubai.

How it was in 1991, the "Trade Center strip":

dubai before

This is how the "Trade Center strip" looked like when I arrived for the first time in Dubai in 2001:


Most of the built-up area concentrates around the same area:

being built

You recognize the Trade Center strip on the top right corner. The whole area below that, the Business Bay area, is newly built up. Up to 2003 there was little more than sand. Actually, we built our offices there in January 2004 (see this short story)

I suggest you also have a look at this photo essay from the Boston Globe.

Pictures courtesy The Skyscraper blog, Dubai Architecture and


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