History of Dubai

Main

First written mention of Dubai

1085

Bani Yas clan settles in Dubai

1799

Al Maktoum Family takes power

1833

Dubai becomes a British protectorate

1892

Economic recession due to downfall of the pearling industry

1925 - 1935

Great Depression begins

1929

Dubai discovers oil

1966

Dubai creates a new currency

1966

Dubai joins the UAE

1971

The UAE adopts a uniform currency

1973

Dubai politically involved in Gulf War

1990

Modernization and economic boom

1994 - 2013

Dubai politically involved in Iraq War

2003 - 2011