Costains Civil Engineering were the Contractors
for building Port Rashid. Sheikh Rashid gave Costains
land on Jumeirah Beach to build housing for the Contractor's
Staff. After Port Rashid was completed the housing
and the land reverted to Sheikh Rashid's ownership.
An open air Cinema, a video shop, a cafe and a
small supermarket provided the only facility in the
area. The Cinema showed only Indian Films.
Government built some two storeyed houses near
to the Zoo for Government Staff. They looked across
Jumeriah Beach Road to the beach and the sea.
This old black and white photo was taken from
a Government House. Showing houses being built on the
beach and the easy access to the beach.