In The Founding Fathers of the United Arab Emirates: Zayed and Rashid, Ramesh showcases the unique bond between the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the former President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the former Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Memories of Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Rashid come to life on every page of this book, with Ramesh’s candid images of these leaders that capture exceptional moments in history. Respectfully dedicated to the people of the United Arab Emirates, this book pays tribute to the country’s Founding Fathers.
- A collection of previously unpublished and unmistakably iconic photographs of the founding fathers.
- A nostalgic documentation of the most crucial years in the UAE’s history.
About the Author
‘The right place and the right time’ is how Ramesh Shukla describes his destiny and his presence in the United Arab Emirates. Today, his photographs feature in many prominent venues across the region. His iconic image of the Rulers in front of the UAE flag after the signing of the Federation in 1971, has become the image that is now the ‘Spirit of the Union’ logo and can be seen in offices, museums and other buildings across the country. Ramesh Shukla’s devotion to his art led to the foundation of the Four Seasons Ramesh Gallery, where his diverse collections of photographs and paintings are showcased.