From the Private Collection of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council and Patron of the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), the exhibition ‘Tolerance, has history’ presented a compelling visual narrative of the tolerant and cooperative nature of the region’s social fabric in the 1960s and 1970s; the values on which the United Arab Emirates was built. The photographs were taken from part of a rare collection belonging to His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai and took visitors on a journey through time.
A souk in Sharjah in mid 1960’s, showing a taxi driving by.
1960’s, The Fujairah fortress which dates back to late Islamic era, has been renovated on more than one occasion.
1960’s, The city of Al-Ain witnessed a big wave of urbanisation and development when Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan became crown prince of Abu Dhabi and the ruler’s representative in Al-Ain.
1960’s, Water was often extracted from these water wells, which were no deeper than the height of a man, for domestic use and washing.