Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Photos of the Fujairah Royal Family

One of the distinctive features of life in the UAE is the many photographs in hotels, businesses, schools, colleges and restaurants of the President, Rulers, Crown Princes and members of the royal families.

The photographs are not as prominent as the life-size portraits of the King in Thailand but they are much more evident than photographs of political leaders in most western countries.

Residents of the UAE seem to like this tradition as the photos do not seem to be posted to remind the masses of who is in power but more to convey and nurture a mutual affection between royalty and residents.

The photos are always male only, in accordance with Emirati custom. One wonders if and when there will be a day when female family members are also pictured and recognized for their contribution.

New Photos in Fujairah
There are some new photos of the Royal Family that have appeared recently around the emirate of Fujairah.

On the exterior of the Fujairah International Marine Club the old photograph of the Fujairah family in their regal cloaks (bisht) has been replaced with a new one (pictured).

The sons standing with His Highness, Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi (from right to left: His Highness the Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad Al Sharqi and Sheikh Maktoum bin Hamad Al Sharqi), appear more mature and bewhiskered in this new photograph.

The background is shaded with the red, white, black and green with which the Fujairah and UAE flags are coloured.

The Arabic caption to the photograph may be translated as: “Wise leadership for a bright future.”

Fujairah Football Club Photo
In keeping with the major renovations that have been taking place at the Fujairah Football Club, a new photograph (pictured) of the Fujairah Royal Family has appeared out the front.

The purple tones conform to the decorative appearance of the renovated club complex and the heritage imagery calls to mind the cultural treasures that the emirate of Fujairah possesses.

Take a Look
More pictures have been placed in this photo album.

Geoff Pound

This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.

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