The number 50 is displayed on a building in the Gulf emirate if Dubai with the Burj Khalifa in the background. Photo: AFP
The number 50 is displayed on a building in the Gulf emirate if Dubai with the Burj Khalifa in the background. Photo: AFP
Middle East

From tents to tallest building: UAE’s ‘remarkable’ 50-year rise

  • The United Arab Emirates, which turns 50 on December 2, is a wealthy Gulf oil state and economic hub
  • The former British protectorate is one of the biggest players in the Middle East, both economically and politically

Topic |   Middle East
The number 50 is displayed on a building in the Gulf emirate if Dubai with the Burj Khalifa in the background. Photo: AFP
The number 50 is displayed on a building in the Gulf emirate if Dubai with the Burj Khalifa in the background. Photo: AFP
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