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A glimpse into the UAE’s past at Dubai Photography Exhibition

Collection reveals the UAE in the 50s, 60s and 70s, offering a rare visual insight into the Trucial states of the 60s and post-Union 70s when the UAE was officially formed

A glimpse into the UAE’s past at Dubai Photography Exhibition
The late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, speaking to a journalist about his grand aspirations and projects which would go on to become a reality. (Photographed by Oscar Mitri)

The private photography collection of Sheikh Hamdan, the Crown Prince of Dubai will be unveiled for the first time during the Dubai Photography Exhibition.

The collection reveals the UAE in the 50s, 60s and 70s, offering a rare visual insight into the Trucial states of the 60s and post-Union 70s when the UAE was officially formed.

(Photographed by Oscar Mitri)

The above photograph is of a branch of Al-Awamir tribe that lived near the city of Al-Ain in the 1960’s had kept their old traditions and customs. One of these customs was that when a woman delivered a baby after a long time of marriage, she would use cosmetics to beautify the child such as eye liner and ear rings as an expression of long-awaited joy.

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