• Short Summary

    THE SHEIKHDOM OF DUBAI HAS OFTEN BEEN REFERRED TO AS THE "VENICE OF THE GULF".IT?

  • Description

    THE SHEIKHDOM OF DUBAI HAS OFTEN BEEN REFERRED TO AS THE "VENICE OF THE GULF".IT GOT THIS TITLE FROM TRAVELLERS INTRIGUED BY THE STRANGELY RESERVED BOATS THAT SAILED ALONG THE COASTLINE.DUBAI IS THE LARGEST TOWN ON THE TRUCIAL COAST WITH A POPULATION AROUND 45,000.

    IT IS A TRADING CENTRE OF SOME STANDING AND FROM THESE ACTIVITIES IT HAS STEADILY EXPANDED.FISHING IS ALSO AN IMPORTANT OCCUPATION, MORE SO SINCE THE DECLINE OF THE PEARLING TRADE.

    THERE ARE SCHOOLS, A HOSPITAL AND AIRPORT.RECENTLY A MODERN BRIDGE WAS BUILT ACROSS THE RIVER, ELIMINATING MUCH OF THE BOAT TRAFFIC.

    RULER THERE IS SHEIKH RASHID BIN SAID.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA50AY6GKRTEC21XC8HKASXBB0W
    Media URN:
    VLVA50AY6GKRTEC21XC8HKASXBB0W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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