• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    1.
    GV SEASHORE WITH FISHING BOATS, PAN TO HUTS ON BEACH
    0.11

    2.
    GV PAN..FROM REFUGEE HUTS TO MODERN BUILDINGS IN B/G.
    0.24

    3.
    GV BUSY STREET SCENE
    0.30

    4.
    LV PAN..PEOPLE BOARD BOAT TO CROSS RIVER
    0.40

    5.
    SV SMALL BOAT LEAVES TO CROSS RIVER PAN TO OTHER BOATS
    0.54

    6.
    GV & LV.. PEOPLE CROSS RIVER (3 SHOTS)
    1.17

    7.
    SV PAN..FROM WOOD CARVERS TO MODERN BRIDGE ACROSS RIVER
    1.30

    8.
    GV LANDROVER ARRIVES AT ENTRANCE TO BRIDGE AND PAYS HIS TOLL MONEY
    1.35

    9.
    CU DRIVER RECEIVES CHANGE AND DRIVES OFF
    1.44

    10.
    GV SHOWS MODERN BRIDGE WITH OVERHEAD ELECTRICAL LIGHTING
    1.51



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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