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An exclusive collection of black and white photographs of Dubai taken in 1962 by a visiting photogrpaher as made their way back from Japan 47 years later. The photographic treasure, buried away in archives,will be showcased for the very first time as a tribute to the Emirate's past and heritage.

6th to 26th of May, Gallery of Light, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates.
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An exclusive collection of black and white photographs of Dubai taken in 1962 by a visiting photogrpaher as made their way back from Japan 47 years later. The photographic treasure, buried away in archives,will be showcased for the very first time as a tribute to the Emirate's past and heritage.

6th to 26th of May, Gallery of Light, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates.
It looks good - I'm going to head down there at some point...
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An exclusive collection of black and white photographs of Dubai taken in 1962 by a visiting photogrpaher as made their way back from Japan 47 years later. The photographic treasure, buried away in archives,will be showcased for the very first time as a tribute to the Emirate's past and heritage.

6th to 26th of May, Gallery of Light, Ductac, Mall of the Emirates.
am kind of curious what photos will be shown of dubai now in 47 years time and what the landscape will look like then!
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am kind of curious what photos will be shown of dubai now in 47 years time and what the landscape will look like then!
sand, sand and more sand, plenty of souks, lots of fishing men, boats and falcons, I am definately going
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Cool BC...we'll have just arrived in Dubai on the 22nd, so will be interesting to see these pics!
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I went to the opening last night (no booze but nice canapes) and thoroughly recomend it. The photographer (sweet chap) was there as well as various dignitaries.

A nice snapshot of Dubai as it was. Look out for how differently people dressed then, especially the women...


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am kind of curious what photos will be shown of dubai now in 47 years time and what the landscape will look like then!
By that stage we would have evolved into reptile people and live mainly underground, there will be only abandoned buildings of the ones currently standing. Only a small band of hunter gatherer's who have not yet died out will remain, fishing, hunting ibex, various birds, gathering sand and so on.
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am kind of curious what photos will be shown of dubai now in 47 years time and what the landscape will look like then!
there'll be nothing left by then...
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By that stage we would have evolved into reptile people and live mainly underground, there will be only abandoned buildings of the ones currently standing. Only a small band of hunter gatherer's who have not yet died out will remain, fishing, hunting ibex, various birds, gathering sand and so on.
heh, you should write a film about this.
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I went to the opening last night (no booze but nice canapes) and thoroughly recomend it. The photographer (sweet chap) was there as well as various dignitaries.

A nice snapshot of Dubai as it was. Look out for how differently people dressed then, especially the women...


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I am hoping to get there over the weekend, Meow are any prints for sale?
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By that stage we would have evolved into reptile people and live mainly underground, there will be only abandoned buildings of the ones currently standing. Only a small band of hunter gatherer's who have not yet died out will remain, fishing, hunting ibex, various birds, gathering sand and so on.
I'll be the one in the Tina Turner wig.
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I am hoping to get there over the weekend, Meow are any prints for sale?
No, it is an exhibition only.

Sale was last week...

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For those interested check out this web site which has lots of great photos of the 'good old days'

http://www.dubaiasitusedtobe.com/index.shtm

I was first in Dubai in 1978 and worked on Jebel Ali Port when it was in the middle of nowhere and Defence Roundabout was the boundary of the city at the military camp which is where the Burj Dubai is now.
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No, it is an exhibition only.

Sale was last week...

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For those interested check out this web site which has lots of great photos of the 'good old days'

http://www.dubaiasitusedtobe.com/index.shtm

I was first in Dubai in 1978 and worked on Jebel Ali Port when it was in the middle of nowhere and Defence Roundabout was the boundary of the city at the military camp which is where the Burj Dubai is now.
When I came out here in 1986 on holiday, my Dad took me to Chicago Beach Hotel for dinner, it was miles away!! ....
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