Saturday, December 06, 2008


I came across the following series of photographs of Dubai a few days ago. They were all taken from pretty much the same location and looking in the same direction over a 17 year period, and they go to show the incredible growth of the Emirate. I visited Dubai in 2002, not long before the second photo was taken, and was struck by the amount of building work which was ongoing, and by all accounts it's been increasing exponentially since then.

You can see the same row of tower blocks in each photo. It's Sheikh Zayed Road, which runs all the way to Abu Dhabi, another of the United Arab Emirates.

Update 11th December: I should have mentioned when I first posted this, I didn't take these photos and I don't know the provenance of them, so if anyone can oblige with the details then I'll happily credit the photographers, or even remove this post if they wish.

The first one's from 1990

The second one's from 2003

The last one's from 2007

1 comment:

  1. Wow ! What a superb series, Lay Clerk. We know 'things change' - but to see such a series of photos is quite, quite mind-blowing. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to see these. x