Designed by Irma Boom, the book paints an intimate picture of life in the Emirates through the memories, hopes, and ambitions of its inhabitants. Over a period of just half a century, they have witnessed the transformation of a partly nomadic, partly urbanised community into a metropolitan and globally active society, from open desert to high-rise buildings. Numerous interviews with people from all walks of life give a first-hand impression of what it has been like to grow up or settle in the region.
Commissioner: Yasser Bin Khediya
Initial concept: Yasser Bin Khediya, Roadha Bin Khediya, Irma Boom
Concept development: Ahmed & Rashid bin Shabib, Archis, IBO
Editors: Ahmed & Rashid bin Shabib, Anna Seaman, Arjen Oosterman, Francesco Degl’Innocenti, Lilet Breddels, Irma Boom
Project director: Khawla Bin Khediya
Managing director: Francesco Degl’Innocenti
Editorial assistant: Idil Gökgöz
English copy editors: David Cross Kane, Ban Kattan
Transcription and translation: Lien Sulaiman, Noor Refaie, Awad Mustafa, Asha Sherwood, Dana Alomar
Arabic translation and editing: Soul Sisters: Nour Sulaiman, Lien Sulaiman, Lojain Sulaiman, Badiah Ezzi
Arabic page setting: Huda AbiFarès
Design: Irma Boom assisted by Lulu van Dijck, Jan van der Kleijn
Printer: Zwaan Lenoir
About the Publisher
Archis has a long running experience in publishing the various incarnations of Volume magazine. In which various editorial concepts and publishing formats have been realized over the years. For 75 years, Archis magazine and its predecessors have been investigating the realities of architecture.