My family lived in Deira, (called Creek side) when we first arrived. Later, we moved into a villa close to the airport. The runway was just across the road. We watched the planes take off and land. One morning we saw the first Concord lift off and heard the sonic boom. We also went to the airport quite often to sit in the lounge with it’s panoramic view, watching the planes and observing the people. Many fond memories of Dubai in the 1970’s.