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View of 'arish huts next ...

View of 'arish huts next ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of 'arish huts next to Al Fahidi fort in the Bastakiya quarter of old Dubai. In the foreground 'arish huts made of palm fronds sit in fenced enclosures in an expanse of bare flat sand. Behind the houses sits Al Fahidi fort, a square stone and coral fort that has a high round watchtower topped with a flagpole on its near corner. A pair of square two storey buildings sit inside the fort. The walls of the rightmost tower are incomplete, and a ruined wall lies outside the fort on the right.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Dubai Emirate; Dubai City; Bastakiya Quarter; Al Fahidi Fort
Cultural Group
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
May 10-18, 1948

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