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45 Years Old And Here Are RARE Pictures Of Dubai From The Late '70s

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UAE turns 45 on Friday.

For many, it is the land of massive malls, swanky hotels, high-rise buildings and home to some of the region's biggest events - Dubai World Cup and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

UAE has come a long way...

But, every now and then, it's good to stop and look back at the journey. It's a beautiful reminder of the vision and hard work of the leaders.

Photographer Anita Van der Krol's works will take you back in time

Originally from Netherlands, she lived in Dubai between 1975 and 1980. During this time she took hundreds of black and white analog photographs of everyday life in the city. 

This is Dubai back then...

All images are by Anita Van der Krol. View the entire collection here.

A textile shop

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Image credit: Anita Van der Krol

The first English newspapers in Jumeirah 

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Image credit: Anita Van der Krol

The vegetable market

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Image credit: Anita Van der Krol

Coffeepot shop in the souk

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Image credit: Anita Van der Krol

A car with the old number plate

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Image credit: Anita Van der Krol

The charcoal market

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Image credit: Anita Van der Krol

A cotton factory

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Image credit: Anita Van der Krol

Food being sold by the road

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Image credit: Anita Van der Krol

Rowing abras at the creek 

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Image credit: Anita Van der Krol

Fish nets near the abra

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Image credit: Anita Van der Krol

A rainy morning in 1977

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Image credit: Anita Van der Krol

Dubai in 1976

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Image credit: Anita Van der Krol

Satwa back then

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Image credit: Anita Van der Krol

Bastakiya in the '70s

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Image credit: Anita Van der Krol

The Creekside in the early days

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Image credit: Anita Van der Krol

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