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Step back in time: UAE's heritage on show in old images

Gulf country's rich history on show in aerial shots of small desert villages and fishing trade

Step back in time: UAE's heritage on show in old images
The Clock Tower has been one of most important landmarks in Dubai (Image: National Center for Documentation and Research, UAE)
Step back in time: UAE's heritage on show in old images
Abu Dhabi corniche, 1954 (Image: NCDR)
Step back in time: UAE's heritage on show in old images
Aerial view of Abu Dhabi, 1966 (Image: NCDR)
Step back in time: UAE's heritage on show in old images
Aerial photograph of Abu Dhabi's corniche, 1971 (Image: NCDR)
Step back in time: UAE's heritage on show in old images
Old view of Ajman (Image: NCDR)
Step back in time: UAE's heritage on show in old images
Mountains surrounding Masfout in Ajman (Image: NCDR)
Step back in time: UAE's heritage on show in old images
A view of Deira in Dubai, 1959 (Image: NCDR)
Step back in time: UAE's heritage on show in old images
Dubai's beach in March, 1958 (Image: NCDR)
Step back in time: UAE's heritage on show in old images
The international Sharjah airport was built in the stage following the start of oil exports (Image: NCDR)
Step back in time: UAE's heritage on show in old images
Al Rolla square, Sharjah (Image: NCDR)
Step back in time: UAE's heritage on show in old images
Apartments concentrate along Umm Al Quwain's coast, 1963 (Image: NCDR)
Step back in time: UAE's heritage on show in old images
The marine front of Ras Al Khaimah, 1960 (Image: NCDR)
Step back in time: UAE's heritage on show in old images
A shot from the air of Al Fujairah city, 1965 (Image: NCDR)