Father & I 1949
Father & I 1949

First picture taken for me The photographer put his Iqal on my head for the photo.

1954
1954

Me

1955
1955

Me

1958
1958

Photo for the first Passport

1960
1960

My old House in Maareed

Camels
Camels

Al-Ghob area in Ras Al-Khaima

1959 Mareed
1959 Mareed

With Cousin AMH

1959
1959

With Cousins

1959 Jareed Tent
1959 Jareed Tent

All neighborhood houses in Maareed, RAK were made from Palm tree Jareed then. This tent on the left was in our house, belongs to my mother.

1960
1960

Father Majlis in Maareed, RAK.

1960
1960

our old house in Maareed, RAK with my father summer Areesh seen in the back.

1959 Maareed
1959 Maareed

Maareed Sea side

1960
1960

With a childhood friend Yousif in a boat in Maareed sea. I was in the back of the boat filming.

1959
1959

Our neighbor in Maareed Haj Ismail with his child on the shore. His boom (ship) in the seen in the back.

1959 Mareed Library
1959 Mareed Library

This Palm Jareed tent was the first public library and Cultural club in in RAK. I founded the club/library with permition of His Highness Shaikh Sagir, the ruler.Most of the books were given to me as gifts from Kuwait ministry of education on my request when I was student there.

1960
1960

Official hand written document by Shaikh Sagir granting me permition to open the library. Stamped and dated 3rd of Safer 1379 H equal 9 Aug. 959

1959 in side the library
1959 in side the library

My friend Said Shaheen in the Areesh. His father who was palm tree house builder built this Areesh-Library for me. Drinking water clay pot & tea thermos seen in the back.

Maareed 1958
Maareed 1958

East of Maareed 1958, one year before the building of the library

1959 Lib
1959 Lib

The east side of Maareed city, the library seen on the right and the Borj (guard tower of Maareed) on the left. The Borj was manned with 24 hrs guards at that time.

1959 My School
1959 My School

Alqasimia School where I completed the elementary and first intermediate class in, before going to Kuwait for further schooling.

1959 RAK Souk
1959 RAK Souk

This was the main shopping center for RAK then

1959 Al-Hosen
1959 Al-Hosen

The Ruler Shaikh Sagir Bin Mohd Al-Qasimi castle. The shade on the right is his summer Majlis.

1960 Majlis Shaikh Humaid
1960 Majlis Shaikh Humaid
Picnic 1960
Picnic 1960

Picnic in Alsalhia area in RAK with school friends mostly from Alqasimi family of RAK,

1960 Picnic
1960 Picnic

Picnic in Alsalhia area in RAK with school friends mostly from Alqasimi family of RAK,

1963 Shimal
1963 Shimal

Mother relatives summer houses (Areeshs) in Shimal, RAK.

1963
1963

My ankle Ali Bin Hindi Al-Shamsi in his Palm farm

1963 RAK
1963 RAK