A new exhibition at Etihad Museum captures images from the transitional decades before the establishment of the United Arab Emirates.
The relationship between the UK and the UAE is explored in pictures from the National Portrait Gallery in London, around the signing of the Friendship Agreement in 1971.
Before that date, the emirates which currently constitute the UAE were part of the Trucial States and assigned as British protectorate.
'Photographs in Dialogue' is on show at the museum from September 2020 to March 25, 2021.
Located next to the historic Union House in Jumeirah Beach Road, Etihad Museum honours the signing of the document that created the UAE and celebrates the culture and history of its people.
Designed by Canadian Moriyana & Teshima Architects, it opened in 2017 and yields a fascinating insight into the country's evolution.
The museum's structure represents the shape of a manuscript, with seven columns built into the museum to resemble the pens used to sign the original declaration.
Interiors are mostly underground and are stocked with carefully curated photos, films, documents, collections and interactive pavilion, so visitors are taken on a journey through the UAE’s founding and growth.