"Dubai: Behind the Scenes" (DBTC) is a contemporary photographic account of city life in Dubai behind the city's ever popular image of opulence, modern architectural marvels and headlining superlatives. Captured and compiled by photographer and long-time Dubai expat Jalal Abuthina, DBTC is an in-depth photographic journey through the streets of Dubai's original downtown areas of Deira (and it's sub districts), Bur Dubai, and Karama. This 210 page inner city portrait is an incomparable look into the more humane and under celebrated side of the city and it's residents, and is presented in an engaging and educational style that is a true eye opener for tourists and newer expats to the city.
DBTC also features an introductory foreword and historical account of the city by renowned urbanist and author Yasser Elsheshtawy, Associate Professor of Architecture at United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain. Elsheshtawy, who has recently been appointed to curate the UAE Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, has written extensively about the circumstances and dynamics surrounding Dubai's rapid urbanisation including in his book “Dubai: Behind an urban spectacle." His blog, "dubaization", has been hailed by The Guardian as one of the leading city blogs in the world.
All text throughout the book has been translated into Arabic and Russian.
Size : 210 x 148 mm (Portrait) A5
162 x 114 mm for Mini Booklet
Extent: 196 pages + 12 pages Mini Booklet + 8 pages Mini Booklet + 8 pages Gate fold insert + 4 pages cover
Paper: 100 gsm woodfree paper for inside pages & Gate fold insert & Mini Booklet 300 gsm food board for cover
Binding: High Quality Thread Sewn Adhesive Bound
About the collection:
"Inside Dubai" (ID) is a collection of cultural publications and tourist memorabilia products from the city of Dubai. ID offers a quality, in-depth and relevant visual reflection of contemporary life in Dubai that has been written and photographed by some of the most locally knowledgeable artists and writers from the local art community.