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Images from Gulf countries photos : economic development of Dubai duty free
Like many countries in the Gulf, Dubai owes its development to oil,
but here, more than elsewhere, gold also played a dominant role.

In fact, in 1894, the governor, the Sheik Maktoum bin Hasher Al-Maktoum, declared Dubai to be a duty-free area, thus inviting foreign merchants to settle here...

... The era of gold had just begun!

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