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What is the Origin / Meaning of the word DUBAI ???

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Asked by anantharaman, 11 Jan '11 04:08 pm
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Dubai

To begin with, Obaid wants to shatter the myth that the origin of the word Dubai is not Arabic. He says researchers are convinced that Arabs have always named areas that they have inhabited.

He is puzzled by some who contend the name has Persian roots. Dubai is a city that has been known for its Arab population ever since it was established.

Dubai, Obaid says, is a diminution of the word Daba meaning baby locusts. An Arabic proverbs says "they came with Daba Dubai" meaning they came with a swarm of locusts from this area.

According to Al Budoor, mention of the name "Dubai" can be found in many stories. One of them is about a woman who was called Dubaa and who lived in the area. Another story, he says, refers to an insect that used to crawl or tadboo.

Handhal also refers to this story and says: "Daba is derived from the word Yadub, which means to creep. The word refers to the process by which the creek creeps into the land. The term is likened to the way a snak ...more
Answered by kamal purohit, 11 Jan '11 04:10 pm

 
  
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However, researchers have come to two different conclusions about the nomenclature. "Dubai as a name was mentioned in the sixth century in books as a name of a location," Al Budoor says. But "the mind is comfortable with certain stories while other narratives seem very unlikely". Very little evidence can be found about the origins of Dubai except for references in stories narrated by the elderly of Dubai.
Handhal also refers to this story and says: "Daba is derived from the word Yadub, which means to creep. The word refers to the process by which the creek creeps into the land. The term is likened to the way a snakes creeps into the sand."

Others say the name's origins can be attributed to the term Dubbor [bee], which are also called Dibi [bees].
Answered by SriniVenkat, 11 Jan '11 04:12 pm

 
  
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Dawoood Underword Bhai Arrived from India
Answered by sharfaziz, 11 Jan '11 04:11 pm

 
  
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Answered by Anil Gotmare, 11 Jan '11 04:10 pm

 
  
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