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Dubai wil de hoogte in De olie van Dubai raakt op. Nu wil het stadstaatje uitgroeien tot het financiële en toeristische centrum van het Midden-Oosten – al profiterend van de kredietcrisis in het Westen. pagina 4 en 5 De oude stad van Dubai Foto Reuters A traditional wind tower is seen on top of a building, in the old quarter of Dubai's Bastakiya, May 15, 2008. Khadija Ahmad and her family are the only residents left in the old quarter, her house little changed since she arrived as a new bride more than 70 years ago. Nestled among mushrooming skyscrapers and multi-lane highways, the rabbit warren of streets dating from the 1890s is one of the few reminders left of Dubai's past as a sleepy village where people earned money by diving for pearls. The wind tower used to be a source for cooling in the residences and buildings in the past. Picture taken May 15, 2008. To match feature EMIRATES-DUBAI/BASTAKIYA REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) REUTERS

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