The importance of this small coastal settlement increased with it becoming a trading Port. Under the British Protectorate the volume of trade expanded and the merchant appeal of Dubai grew. History of Dubai now saw a major influx of foreign population into the area and by the year 1930s Persians, Indians, Baluchis, communities of Bahrain all flocked into Dubai.
1971 was a major turning point in the history of Dubai when the British withdrew and Dubai joined Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Aiman, Umm Al Quwain, Fajairah which was later named as the Federation Of the United Emirates. Oil was already discovered in the year 1966 and the successful shipment of Oil opened a new chapter in the history of Dubai. The entire infrastructure of the city was now new. Detached from the history of Dubai , modern Dubai is now an economic hub.