Timeline of Dubai

Major milestones in the history of making the modern emirate

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 08 September 2020 Last update: Thursday، 25 February 2021
Timeline of Dubai
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Timeline of Dubai

1966
Fast searches were made this year in Dubai.

1971
UAE ie the United Arab Emirates was established, which included seven emirates.
1979
A free ecumenical zone known as Jebel Ali Free Zone.
1980s
First mall (Al Ghurair Centre, 1981), Dubai Duty Free (1983), Emirates airline (1985) and Jebel Ali Free Zone (1985) established.
1985
Emirate airline launched.
1990
Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid becomes ruler.
1996
Dubai World Cup was held for the first time that was a horse race game.
1999
 A hotel named Burj Al-Arab opened, which is the world's first Seven Star Hotel.
2000
 Sheikh Mohammed launches internet.
2003
 A very big and magnificent project was launched, under which the dubai and the world's tallest building was to be built.
2005
Population of Dubai reaches 1.5 million, up from 59,000 in 1967.
2006
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum becomes King of Dubai and also Vice President of UAE.
2008
The credit crunch hits Dubai, pushing the emirate to the brink of bankruptcy and stalling many major construction projects.
2009
Emirates Terminal 3 and Metro were launched to reduce road and air traffic.
2010
Burj Khalifa was registered as the world's tallest building.

2012
The Middle East’s first ever female train driver starts work on the Dubai metro in January.
2013
The tallest hotel in the world opens on Sheikh Zayed Road, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, and with it a sense of Dubai’s recovery and ambition to keep breaking records.
2014
The establishment of the UAE Space Agency and the launch of a Mars mission is announced.
2015
UAE Mars probe named Hope
2016
Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates the Dubai Water Canal.
2017
Dubai Font, Dubai's own font, was launched.
2018
Dubai Frame, World's best new attraction opening in 2018.
2019

The Year of Tolerance.

2020

COVID19 around the globe.