09 October 2021

Vernacular Memories: The 1970s.

A strong sense of community is what shapes the culture of the UAE. Parks, sports clubs, theatres, community centres are spaces that allow people to mingle, share ideas, discover new hobbies and celebrate special moments together. 

Please take a look at some of these places, and enjoy a brief sense of nostalgia they evoke from the Dubai of the 70s and 80s. 

From a Mardi Gras parade in Dubai to the first horse show-jumping competition in 1983; from golf and socialising at the Country Club to visiting Al Nasr Cinema on the weekends, the variety of communal spaces in the UAE have brought together people of over 200 nationalities and a multitude of cultures into a cohesive whole. 

Where in the UAE does your community meet? Post your memories and tag us! 

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