Dubai: Behind The Scenes-Book Launch at Kinokuniya(Bookworld), Dubai Mall

On 22nd of January 2016, I was invited to the official book launch of “Dubai: Behind The Scenes” at Kinokuniya book store in Dubai Mall

Dubai: Behind The Scenes is an independently produced and published book. It is an unique visual journey into the rarely exposed areas and residents of Dubai city. It is a compelling portrayal of Dubai’s original downtown areas of  Deira, Bur Dubai and Karama

The book is a contemporary photographic account of city life, behind it’s glamorous facade. This book features a historical introductory account of the area by Professor Yasser El Sheshtawy (Urban Research Lab-UAE University, Al Ain) and images by local photographer and artist  Jalal Abuthina

This book is intended to offer a glimpse into particular areas of Deira. The areas of Bur Dubai and Karama, although not originally intended to be a part of this book, were later added as a small continuation. Dubai: Behind The Scenes captures and celebrates the people who create it and live in it. A homage of sorts to a side of Dubai that deserves to be shared.

The launch also included an introductory talk about the book and the inspirations behind it, by photographer Jalal Abuthina. There was also a Q & A session and book signing by the photographer. 

Mr Jalal Abuthina has published two more books on Dubai namely- Memories Of Satwa and The Best Of Dubai Shop Names


Author: Meghana

I live in Dubai. I am passionate about traveling, food, reading, theatre, art, music, fashion, writing, tennis and photography. I love to explore new places, whether it is a country, restaurant, art gallery or a play. This blog will mostly cover food, lifestyle, travel and books. Come join me in my will enjoy the ride!

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