The name is also sometimes written Az Zubair, Zubair, El Zubair, or Zobier.
In the 19th century the city of Zubair witnessed a relatively large migration from Najd, due to many reasons that have to do with the situation in Najd. Up until the 1970s and 1980s it was very dominantly populated by people with Najdi origins. Nowadays, though, only a few houses remain of the old inhabitants. Most of the old inhabitants moved back to their homeland Najd and other parts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Some also moved to Kuwait.
A Baath valentine for Saddam ; British troops in southern Iraq are finding that all is not as it seems on the surface. Jack Fairweather reports from az Zubayr
Mar 29, 2003; They were thought to have been the bastions from which an evil regime terrorised its people. But yesterday at a local Baath party...