June 16, 2013
This week sees Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, visiting Paris to support the Expo 2020 bid. It is also almost exactly 60 years to the month since what was the first official visit to Europe by a Ruler from the Emirates.
June 9, 2013
Back in 1978, with dredging for the new port at Jebel Ali under way, a Dutch photographer and her husband moved into a compound of newly constructed villas.
June 4, 2013
Having all but disappeared for the past 80 years or so, collodion wet plate process – better known as tintype photography – has recently made an unexpected comeback.
June 2, 2013
These three young men would now be in the their mid-50s. In a country that has changed so much, it is impossible but intriguing to wonder about their fortunes.
May 7, 2013
Until the 1960s it was a common sight to see fishermen casting their nets from the beach along what is now the Abu Dhabi Corniche.
May 2, 2013
When The National reporter Zaineb Al Hassani discovered a selection of family photos from Iraq, it gave her the chance to reconnect with her family and learn about a time gone by.
April 21, 2013
It was eight years after her resignation as the prime minister of Britain and leader of the Conservative Party when Margaret Thatcher arrived in Ras Al Khaimah.
January 6, 2013
Scouting arrived early in the UAE. The movement was founded by Robert Baden Powell in 1907 and reached Sharjah in 1954.
December 30, 2012
Captured here is a rare moment between official engagements when a father and son can relax.
November 24, 2012
There were more than just bargains on offer at the Abu Dhabi souq in the mid-1970s. Street vendors were on hand to supply everything from a snapshot to send home to a quick repair on a pair of sandals.