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 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 27, 2013
In the far distant future, archeologists will pore over photographs such as this one as they attempt to unravel the story of Abu Dhabi. This image of the Etihad Towers under construction barely five years ago will represent what might be called the early 21st-century period of the city.
May 20, 2013
In March 2006, mid-season in a campaign that saw Manchester United unusually collecting only the League Cup, Sir Alex Ferguson paid a visit to Dubai.
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.
April 30, 2013
Happy Birthday René Burri. The Swiss-born photographer turns 80 this month, with the anniversary marked by the publication of a new book of his largely unknown colour images.
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.
April 14, 2013
It was at 4am on April 17, 2008, when the first copy of The National rolled off the press in Abu Dhabi. Nine months earlier Martin Newland, the former editor of British broadsheet The Daily Telegraph, had agreed to create the capital’s newest English newspaper.
April 8, 2013
When Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed arrives in London at the end of this month, it will be his first state visit to the United Kingdom as President of the United Arab Emirates, but not his first invitation to meet the Queen at Windsor Castle.