With the advancement of technology, people are also groomed up. Some people plan their vacations after knowing the historical importance of the desired destination. Along with the residential facilities and monthly car rental in Dubai educated families want to make their family tours worthy for their children by telling and inspiring them the history.

Not only tourists are interested in knowing the history of Dubai, but also residents want to know about their ancestors. It will be always delightful for you to know how your country evolved from a fishing village to the modern metropolis. If you are planning a Dubai Trip, you should gain some knowledge of history to enjoy your visit to historical places. 

Overview of Dubai history:

You will be amazed to know that a highly developed country of UAE was a tiny fishing village in the past. The discovery of oil in the 1960s was the turning point of Dubai for bringing development in it. Let’s read the great history of Dubai from 3000 BCE to its present. 

Start to 5th CE

In ancient times, Dubai was used to be a mangrove swamp that was dried in 3000 BCE.  Its 

roots have originated from the early Minoan period. In 3000 BCE, Dubai was inhabitable. Bronze Age nomadic cattle herders were the first to settle in it.

A date palm was planted in it by 2500 BCE – the start of agricultural life in Dubai. In the 5th century, little advancements were made. Jumeirah of the present was a caravan station along the trade path for connecting Oman to Iraq. 

5th CE to 1700s

In 1095, the very first mansion was recorded in Dubai by Andalusian-Arab geographer Abu Abdullah Al Bakri. Some other records including the journal of Venetian pearl merchant Gaspero Balbi are dated back to 1580 in his geography book when he visited its pearl trade area. 

Car Hire services were also not available in the past. The inhabitants’ livelihood was dependent on pearl diving, fishing, and boat building. The real milestone of UAE came in 1793 when the Bani Yas tribe overtook political powers for permanent settlement in Abu Dhabi. 

1800 to 1893

Dubai became a walled city at the start of the 1800s. The Al Fahidi Fort was established in the meanwhile. The wall on the side of Bur Dhabi was in the fort neighborhood and its other end was at Old Souq. The Al Ras area was also walled on the Deira side. 

Trade routes were open and the business started to thrive in 1820. 1833 was a milestone history of Dubai as it became independent by the leading tribe of the Bani Yas. 

All the massacre changes of the Emirate have gone, but the Al Maktoum dynasty is still ruling in Dubai. You can visualize the ancient city after knowing this while moving across the bank of Dubai Creek. 

1894 to 1966

In the reign of Al Maktoum leadership, Dubai started to thrive. The trading area was also boosted in 1894 when new rules granted tax exemption to visualize the influx of a number of foreign workers. 

As the business conditions became better, traders from other countries descended to Dubai to take advantage of their businesses. Despite this successful period in history, inhabitants were still reliant on pearl diving, fishing, and trading.

In the 1950s, the invention of artificial pearls in Japan caused the vulnerability of its economy. As a result, the financial downturn did not remain long-lasting. Everything changed suddenly in Dubai due to the discovery of oil in 1966. 

1966 to present

Due to the discovery of new resources, the development of Dubai was started by Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Consequently, it has been transformed from a small cluster settlement of Dubai Creek to the modern business hub and port. 

It has made many signs of progress recently by the completion of projects like Dubai Drydocks, Jebel Ali Port, and Dubai World Trade Center. At present, residential units have developed and car hire services are also available. 

Your tour to Dubai will be more interesting now by comparing your knowledge with the present condition. Enjoy your family trips and business tours to Dubai by visiting historical places.