IN PICTURES: Dubai then and now

A sea of red, white, green and black will wash over the emirates this week in the run-up to National Day, as the UAE prepares to celebrate 41 years in existence. No space is left untouched as the city’s homes, cars, buildings and even people are draped in the colours of the UAE flag.

Yet surrounded by all these modern nuances, it’s easy to forget how far Dubai has come in the past four decades. To emphasise this, we found four long-term residents who captured the city on camera as it was blooming. Here, they share their photos and reflect on the city as it is now and how it was then.

Click here to see our gallery of Dubai then and now

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