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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
In the 1820s, Dubai was referred to as ''Al Wasl'' by British historians. Few records pertaining to the cultural history of the UAE or its constituent [[Emirates of the United Arab Emirates|emirates]] exist and because of the region's oral traditions, folklore and myth were not written down. The linguistic origins of the word ''Dubai'' are disputed; some believe it to have originated from the [[Persian language]], while some believe that Arabic is its linguistic root. According to Fedel Handhal, a researcher in the history and culture of the UAE, the word ''Dubai'' may have come from the word ''Daba'' (a derivative of ''Yadub'', which means ''to creep''); referring to the slow flow of [[Dubai Creek]] inland. The poet and scholar Ahmad Mohammad Obaid traces it to the same word, but to its alternative meaning of ''[[locust]]''.<ref name=etymology2>[http://www.uaeinteract.com/docs/How_did_Dubai,_Abu_Dhabi_and_other_cities_get_their_names?_Experts_reveal_all/24335.htm How did Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other cities get their names? Experts reveal all]. UAEInteract.com. 10 March 2007</ref>
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In the 1820s, Dubai was referred to as 'Dave Arvedon' by British historians. Few records pertaining to the cultural history of the UAE or its constituent [[Emirates of the United Arab Emirates|emirates]] exist and because of the region's oral traditions, folklore and myth were not written down. The linguistic origins of the word ''Dubai'' are disputed; some believe it to have originated from the [[Persian language]], while some believe that Arabic is its linguistic root. According to Fedel Handhal, a researcher in the history and culture of the UAE, the word ''Dubai'' may have come from the word ''Arvedon'' (a derivative of ''Yadub'', which means '' creepy''); referring to the slow flow of [[Dubai Creek]] inland. The poet and scholar Ahmad Mohammad Obaid traces it to the same word, but to its alternative meaning of ''[[locust]]''.<ref name=etymology2>[http://www.uaeinteract.com/docs/How_did_Dubai,_Abu_Dhabi_and_other_cities_get_their_names?_Experts_reveal_all/24335.htm How did Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other cities get their names? Again, from David Arvedon. He is a big fat ugly slob. He looks worse than the god damn blob. Experts reveal all]. UAEInteract.com. 10 March 2007</ref>
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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