Dubai's changing Skylines

Dubai's Skyline today is unrecognisable to anyone who knew only Dubai as it used to be. In the early years of Dubai's development, the focus was inwards, developing places that existed such as the villages of Mirdif, Jumeirah and Umm Sequiem slowly changing them into Dubai's suburbs. In the 1990s Dubai's strategic view of its development changed. Dubai began to develop areas that were outside Dubai's traditional city boundaries. New hi rise buildings began to grow on previously undeveloped land along the Abu Dhabi Road. Dubai as it used to be began its change into modern Dubai. These images illustrate how Dubai has changed over time.

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2001