April 03, 2018

Beachroad Magazine head to Satwa for a coffee with photographer and long-time Dubai expat Jalal Abuthina and check out his book "Dubai Behind the Scenes".
a contemporary photographic account of everyday city life in Dubai behind the city's ever-popular image of opulence, modern architectural marvels, and headlining superlatives.

"Dubai Behind the Scenes" is an in-depth visual journey through the streets of Dubai's original downtown areas of Deira, Bur Dubai, and Karama. This visual narrative is an incomparable excursion into the more humane and under-celebrated sides of the city and its residents. Presented in an engaging and educational style that is a true eye opener for anyone not familiar with the older districts of the city.
In May 2016, images from the book were featured on Becky Anderson's "Connecting the World" show on CNN international and since it's launch has received an overwhelming amount of positive reviews from several major news and art publications in the country such as The National and Harpers Bazaar Art Arabia to name a few.

"Dubai Behind the Scenes" features an introductory foreword and historical account of the city by renowned urban historian and author Yasser Elsheshtawy, Associate Professor of Architecture at United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain. Elsheshtawy, who recently curated the UAE Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, has written extensively about the circumstances and dynamics surrounding Dubai's rapid urbanization. His blog, "Dubaization", has been hailed by The Guardian as one of the best city blogs in the world.

To buy "Dubai: Behind The Scenes" follow the link below.


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