Len Chapman

Welcome to the Home of Dubai as it used to be

Recalling Dubai's Past.



Dubai in Black & White
1960s
Images from Glen Novinger's Collection... MORE
Images froma Scanner
Various
Images from a collection of Colour Slides scanned by UAE National ArchivesUAE National Archives... MORE
Building Dubai
1960s
Caroline's Father introduced Petrol Service Stations to Dubai... MORE
Dubai's Missing Water Towers
1960-80s
They played a critical part in providing fresh water to Dubai's homes but now they are gone... MORE
Mina Seyahi Raft Race
1980s
Dubai's Annual Raft Race became a popular event and drew large crowds and Tean=ms from across Dubai's population ... MORE
Photos from Dubai's Past
1970-2003
Do you have photos, negatives, slides of Dubai as it used to be hiding in your attic? MORE
Dubai 1960s
1960s
My Uncle lived in Dubai in 1960s and has stories to tell and photos to show... MORE
Chicago Beach
1960s
The Beach that lost the name it never had... MORE
Sheikh Zayed Road
1970s
The Road with Two Names... MORE
RangeRover in Dubai
1980s
Love 'em or Hate 'em ??? Did you have one of these in your Dubai days? Why not tell us your RangeRover Story... MORE
Sheikh Mohammed's Wedding
1979
Dubai's first major public event. There has been nothing as grand as this since... MORE
Dubai Memories 1983-84
1980s
Chuck Dolci's Images and Video of 1980s Dubai... MORE
Sheikh Rashid's Zabeel Palace
1960s
Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum's home where he lived and died... MORE
Palm Island
2000s
Dubai's best kept secret that everyone knew... MORE
Dubai Port Services
1970-1984
Dubai Port Services played a major role in establishing Dubai as an international shipping hub and yet it has been forgotten... MORE
Dubai Airport Terminal Building
1970
John Tidy's Images of Dubai Airport's Terminal Building under constrction 1970... MORE
Greening Dubai
1970-1980s
And how did your Garden grow?... MORE
Holy Trinity Church Dubai
1970s
Holy Trinity Church on the inside - John Tidy's 1970 Images... MORE
Bastakia
1980s
Original Bastakia - Fading and Derelict - before the Restorers arrived... MORE