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In 1947, a border dispute between Dubai and Abu Dhabi on the northern sector of their mutual border escalated into war.
Despite a lack of oil, Dubai's ruler from 1958, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, used revenue from trading activities to build infrastructure.
Private companies were established to build and operate infrastructure, including electricity, telephone services and both the ports and airport operators.
An airport of sorts (a runway built on salt flats) was established in Dubai in the 1950s and, in 1959, the emirate's first hotel, the Airlines Hotel, was constructed.
However, the town's geographical location continued to attract traders and merchants from around the region.
The remnants of an ancient mangrove swamp, dated at 7000 BC, were discovered during the construction of sewer lines near Dubai Internet City.By the beginning of the 20th century, it was an important port.Dubai was known for its pearl exports until the 1930s; the pearl trade was damaged irreparably by the Great Depression in the 1930s and the innovation of cultured pearls.A flotilla of small boats from Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman and Umm al-Quwain picked up survivors but in all 238 lives were lost in the disaster.In 1962 the British Political Agent noted that "Many new houses and blocks of offices and flats are being built...