VOICES OF ARABIA - Through the Eyes of the Greatest Travellers
192pp • 260 x 310
Publication: September 2013
In the course of the recent economic boom in Gulf, the vast majority of Emiratis and their visitors have lost touch with what life was like for the inhabitants of the peninsula over the previous century. It is a history that is not closely charted from the Arab side and the limited records left to us today tend to come from outsiders. It is, then, to the older generation of Emirati nationals that we must look for this precious history - accounts of life in harsher times where every human resource was required simply to survive.
Voices of the Arabia seeks to capture a selection of colourful accounts with these and other Emiratis who can speak of life before the modern boom years, providing a rare insight into a side of the UAE which is not evident in day to day life today. Freshly commissioned portrait photographs juxtaposed with archive images of daily life will ensure this is a lively and inspiring record of an era that will otherwise risk being lost to us forever.
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