47 Childhood Memories of Dubai that Will Make You Feel Nostalgic

Our childhood was so carefree and fun and just remembering any part of it manages to put a smile on our faces. Coming across an incredible album that reminded us of the lovely childhood memories of those living in the UAE was the highlight of our day… And we’re sure it will be yours, too!

 

 

When KFC was still called Kentucky Fried Chicken…

 

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When you checked your ice cream stick to see if you’ve won a free ice cream…

 

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When the only thing you could see on Sheikh Zayed Road was this… 

 

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When every kid used this as their pencil case at least once during their school years…

 

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When old switches and fan regulators looked like this…

 

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When extension boxes were a life saver…

 

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When cars still had manual window rollers…

 

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When the classic Rado Watch was the perfect wedding gift…

 

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When Almond candy was the only treat you wanted…

 

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When your only link to the rest of the world were these cards…

 

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When every kids’ dream was to own this watch…

 

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When this was used as a mask to play superheroes…

 

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When this was your favourite cheese…

 

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When alarm clocks were actually used and could even wake up the dead…

 

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When Sindbad tokens at the arcade were your greatest treasure…

 

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When Jumeirah Beach Hotel was known as Chicago Beach Hotel…

 

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When school birthday parties always meant you were in for this treat… 

 

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If there was a tea party, Danish Butter Cookies were a must!

 

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When Hardee’s gave away branded video tape cartoons with their meals… 

 

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When this was a sign you had an awesome childhood… 

 

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When this magic tool could fix any hair issues… 

 

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When mobile phones looked like this… 

 

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When school bus trips meant you were munching on these… 

 

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When you’d enjoy standing in front of these ugly, loud air conditioners after a cricket or football practice…

 

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When entrepreneurs started off by selling these…

 

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When ditching classes meant you’d end up here… 

 

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When curved screens looked like this… 

 

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When these were your favourite potato chips… 

 

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When school picnics were incomplete without this Walkman… 

 

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When wrappers had the coolest water-based tattoos… 

 

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When the brick game was your source of entertainment during boring classes… 

 

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And if you don’t know this, then you didn’t spend your childhood in Dubai… 

 

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Before Nutella became a thing, this was all you dreamed of… 

 

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When these two were inseparable…

 

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When this was the biggest opponent to Pepsi…

 

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When this was the tallest building in Dubai…

 

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When Pop It made everything lively… 

 

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When popsicles were your favourite treat on a sunny day… 

 

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When this was the app that sounded the athan for prayer times… 

 

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When your home theater looked like this…

 

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When the old DNATA building looked like this… 

 

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Ice skating, concerts or just any fun meant you were heading to this place… 

 

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When cops rolled in fancy cars even back then… 

 

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When Captain Majid was everyone’s favourite cartoon… 

 

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When every Dubai kid longed for this school bag… 

 

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When tape ball cricket in car parks was very common… 

 

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And if you had these pencils you were super cool… 

 

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WE SAID THIS: For more childhood memories, check out the full album here.

 

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