25 black and white photos documenting features of the city in the sixties

"Dubai in 1962" .. photographed by a Japanese photographer

  • The exhibition will be hosted by Al-Safa Library for Art and Design until March 17th.

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The "Dubai in 1962" exhibition, organized by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) in cooperation with the Japanese Consulate, includes 25 black and white photographs documenting features of the city's lifestyle during the sixties of the last century, which were taken by Japanese photographer Yoshio Kashima during his visit to Dubai. And the region, after the city at that time drew his attention with its vitality and special details.

“The exhibition expresses the depth of the UAE-Japanese relations, as it comes within the framework of celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding,” said Hala Badri, Director General of the Authority, during the launch of the exhibition at the Al-Safa Library for Art and Design, in the presence of the Consul General of Japan in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The exhibition - which will run until March 17th - provides a special insight into Dubai's history, heritage and traditions of its society during that period.

The photos of the exhibition, which is supported by the Sankei Shimbun newspaper and Kimi Makishima Akai, show the heritage of Dubai and features of daily life in it before the emergence of oil, and show the strong relationship that brought together the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum and the people of Dubai and his daily meetings with them in his private council, in addition to To highlight the population movement around Al Fahidi Fort, on the banks of the creek, and the vitality of the popular markets.

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