Real stories of living through the UAE's history.

Recordings and images from the archives of the National newspaper of the inspiring stories the publication has gathered of life in the UAE. A striking architectural installation modeled after the sound wave houses innovative sound technology to immerse listeners in the story environment.

In images and sounds The National has collected over years of reporting on Emirati life, the installation lets visitors experience the uplifting, exciting and sometimes surprising stories that make the UAE what it is.

In the spirit of telling stories with images, a professional photographer was on hand for visitors to take their portraits, with the creative festival as a backdrop, for printing and taking with them.

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