Dating arabu dubia members
In 1901, Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum established Dubai as a free port with no taxation on imports or exports and also gave merchants parcels of land and guarantees of protection and tolerance.
These policies saw a movement of merchants not only directly from Lingeh, but also those who had settled in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah (which had historical links with Lingeh through the Al Qawasim tribe) to Dubai.
The conflagration consumed half the houses of Bur Dubai, while the district of Deira was said to have been totally destroyed. A female slave was caught in the act of starting one such blaze and was subsequently put to death.The captain gave the order to abandon ship but two lifeboats capsized and a second explosion occurred.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.An indicator of the growing importance of the port of Dubai can be gained from the movements of the steamer of the Bombay and Persia Steam Navigation Company, which from 1899 to 1901 paid five visits annually to Dubai.
In 1902 the company's vessels made 21 visits to Dubai and from 1904 on, The frequency of these vessels only helped to accelerate Dubai's role as an emerging port and trading hub of preference.The exodus from Abu Dhabi was led by Obeid bin Saeed and Maktoum bin Butti, who became joint leaders of Dubai until Ubaid died in 1836, leaving Maktum to establish the Maktoum dynasty.