Dubai is a city located in the United Arab Emirates. The earliest recorded mention of Dubai is in 1095, and the earliest settlement known as Dubai town dates from 1799. Dubai was formally established in the early 19th century by the Al Abu Falasa clan of Bani Yas, and it remained under clan control when the United Kingdom assumed the protection of Dubai in 1892. Oil was discovered in the region in 1966. This led to the city growing by 300% and caused an influx of foreigners. I passed through this city in 2004 on the way to London. This photo of the Dubai Skyline has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 7th of November 2010.
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