quarter of whom were expatriates. In the 1950s the creek began to silt, a result perhaps of the increasing number of ships that used it. The late Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, decided to have the waterway dredged. It was an ambitious, costly, and visionary project. The move resulted in increased volumes of cargo handling in Dubai. Ultimately it strengthened Dubai's position as a major trading. When oil was discovered in 1966, Sheikh Rashid utilized the oil revenues to spur infrastructure development in Dubai. Schools, hospitals, roads, and modern telecommunications network the pace of development was frenetic. In the 1980s and early 1990s, Dubai took a strategic decision to emerge as a major international- quality tourism destination. Investments in tourism infrastructure have paid off handsomely over
the years. Dubai is now a city that boasts unmatchable hotels, remarkable architecture and world- class entertainment and sporting events. The attractions a person may see in Dubai are amazing. From the timeless calm of the desert to the lively bustle of the souk, Dubai offers a mixture of attractions for visitors. It embraces a wide variety of scenery in a very small area. In a single day, the tourist can
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- United Arab Emirates, 20th century Dubai