June 13, 2007

The Mouth Of The Creek - #285


A vital part of Dubai's history and earlt success is the Creek. The original wooden dwellings lined the Creek and the main economy was based on trade and pearl fishing.

This was only to change signifiantly in the 1950s with the discovery of oil in the region. The population of Dubai then was 20,000. Today it is well over 1 million.

1 comment:

Jonas said...

I have heared over 10.000 people settle down in Dubai each month!