Photographer: Gulf News; observed by Asad Azizi, 29, Iranian, who has lived in Dubai all his life.
This picture was snapped from the World Trade Centre, not long after the Crowne Plaza hotel was built – when they first proposed building it, everyone thought it was a mad idea to build a hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road. You’ll also notice that there were no interchanges on the old road.”
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