PROJECT EXHIBIT: SIKKA : 2014
HIDDEN JEWELS: 75 VILLAGES AROUND THE UAE
DOCUMENTING RURAL UAE
"The more I researched hidden neighborhoods the more I got curious about communities in rural areas; villages. Children getting together and playing barefoot in an alley somewhere; women visit their neighbors unannounced carrying a pot of food; men gather to go to pray in the neighborhood mosque. Many of the villages has one grocery shop and one mosque and so the community is somewhat unified. "
An Introductory to a book; this will be a visual presentation for the first time of an extensive visual portfolio of hidden (and in some instances) inaccessible villages around the UAE. Educate nationals and non-nationals about those villages and the beauty of their location and people residing in them. How are they different from people residing in central cities?
We as UAE nationals are not fully aware of the scattered communities within the UAE. Therefore through numerous adventurous trips and map searching I managed to visually document 75 villages around the UAE.
This documentation will hopefully be published soon and be available in bookstores around the UAE.