Adult event

The Modern History of the UAE: Alamira Reem Bani Hashim, David Heard & Nick Cochrane-Dyet

Event No. 57, Sat 08 February, 14:30 - 15:30,
Al Ras 1, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City

Language: English with simultaneous Arabic translation

Authors: Alamira Reem Bani Hashim, Nick Cochrane-Dyet, David Heard

AED59.00 All prices are inclusive of VAT

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The authors of new books about the history of the UAE meet to discuss the convergence of factors that led to the UAE’s sudden rise to global prominence. Focusing on the capital, Abu Dhabi, in the period since the discovery of oil in the 1960s, the panel discusses the intertwined arts of city- and nation-building.

Alamira Reem Bani Hashim is the author of Planning Abu Dhabi: An Urban History – the first urban history book to be published by an Emirati in the English language.

David Heard CBE is the author of Oil Men, Territorial Ambitions and Political Agents, a heavily researched account of the negotiations over oil that shaped the transformation of the Trucial States into the UAE.

Nick Cochrane-Dyet is the author of Early Days in the Emirates, a recollection of his times in the UAE during the 60s and 70s and the influence Sheikh Zayed had on his upbringing.