Looking back: Amazing Historical Photos Of UAE

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How Deira looked like in 1981. Now, Deira is largely known as being at the centre of Dubai.

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One of Deira's most popular attractions, the Gold Souk, now holds over 300 outlets and has earned Dubai a reputation for being the City of Gold.

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The Union Bank Building lights up Deira at night in this December 1, 1981 file photo.

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Deira's busy streets are home to tiny stores selling electronic items, cameras, computer equipment and more at discounted prices.

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Deira is located to the east of the Dubai Creek and Bur Dubai, and is often considered as somewhat less commercialised than other areas of the city.

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Deira now shares its popularity among the masses, with areas like Shaikh Zayed Road and places further down the coast towards Abu Dhabi.

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The area's Clock Tower was built in 1962 and is a well known feature of Deira. Here it is in 1982.

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The Clock Tower Roundabout is now home to a continuous flow of traffic, and is surrounded by buildings.

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The best and cheapest way to experience the Creek is to take an abra or water taxi. An abra station is pictured here in 1982.

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Naser Square is shown in this picture, taken in February, 1985.

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The area attracts a wide range of tourists, and there are plenty of photo opportunities!

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This photo taken in 1990 shows just how rapidly the area of the city grew, as at this point it was widely regarded as being the hub of the city.

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Deira is one of the hotspots for bartering in Dubai, and is a great place to test your skills of negotiation in order to get the best price.

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The Gold Souq offers a traditional souq-style setting with dazzling shop windows full of with gold and silver. This picture shows the souq in January, 1992.

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This shot taken in October, 1992, from Maktoum Bridge, is unrecognisable compared to how the area looks today.

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The etisalat building, which is topped off with a giant golf ball-shaped object, is a prime example of some of the great architecture on show at the Creek.

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April 1, 1995. Some of the most amazing views in Dubai are on offer in Deira.

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This shot of Maktoum Street taken in March, 1995, shows just how much the traffic has increased in the area in recent years.

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