My father, Marc von Wyss, the man in the necktie in the image, made this film on his first visit to Dubai using Super8 film.
Some of the men in the airport departure shots might be Abdullah Ahmed Al Ghurair and Saif Al Ghurair. Is it Saif Al Ghurair in the desert with my father, another man, and the donkeys?
Also shown are many images of the Creek from both sides; Nevil Allen, engineer and advisor to Sheikh Rashid, at home; Nevil Allen and Jack Briggs, Police Chief, at Port Rashid.
If you have any insights or information about the people in this film, please let me know at vwmaps.com/contact-us. Thank you.
Many thanks to Len Chapman and Les Harris for shedding light on the people and places depicted. See dubaiasitusedtobe.com for many interesting details about this period of great change in Dubai.