Blog by a Belgian Flying Photographer based in Dubai (UAE) specializing in Architectural, Travel and Aviation photography
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Pic(k) of the week 49: HAPPY BIRTHDAY UAE
Both the country I live in and the author of this blogpost, go back to 1971. Yes, that is right, we are both born in the same year!
Today, December 2nd, the United Arab Emirates, (UAE in short) celebrates its 44th birthday. Being one of the worlds youngest countries, has both advantages and disadvantages; from having very new and forward thinking ideas to not having the full history and experience the older countries can fall back to...
Sometimes also referred to as "The Emirates", the UAE was formed on December 2nd 1971 as a federation of 7 emirates; Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras al Khaimah, Fujairah, Umm-al-Quwain and Ajman.
The late Sheik Zayed, ruler of the capital Abu Dhabi and First president of the UAE, oversaw the development of the Emirates and steered oil revenues into healthcare, education and infrastructure. Something we all benefit from till today!
The image below was shot at the 2015 Dubai Airshow and shows an Emirates airline A380 tail with the military jet team Al Fursan, performing a heart in the background.