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Monday 25 July ,2016

The National Archives issues the fifteenth issue of the scientific, refereed (Liwa).

UNESCO's Memory of the World, Sakub's Journey, Henna and Hotels... its most prominent topics

The National Archives issues the fifteenth issue of (Liwa), the scientific journal

The National Archives has published the fifteenth issue of the peer-reviewed scientific journal "Liwa", which is published in both Arabic and English twice annually. It deals with the history and heritage of the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Gulf region and its antiquities.

(Liwa) magazine started its new issue with a topic translated from English into Arabic about henna as one of the most important elements of traditional adornment, but the prevailing styles are very different from their styles in the past. The research, written by Abdullah S. Eastern, and Michael S. Ziolovsky's Method of Obtaining Henna, provides ethnographic information on henna and its methods of use. The second of the magazine's research deals with: "Hotels in the Trucial States" and shows that the construction of hotels was associated with tourist places, but in the Trucial States their presence was linked to the economic development witnessed by some of the coastal emirates in that era; The economic developments that Dubai witnessed since the beginning of the twentieth century made the emirate an area of attraction for trade and merchants, so it began to receive commercial ships regularly, and this gave it a regular financial income, in addition to the flourishing of the pearl trade. In the region during the era (1932-1971), it was divided into three axes: the first on the hotels of the Emirate of Sharjah, the second: the hotels of the Emirate of Dubai, and the third: the hotels of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the rest of the emirates of the coast, and this division came according to the chronology of the beginning of the emergence of hotels in the region The research concluded that the hotels sector in the Trucial States passed through two stages: the first was that the purpose of establishing hotels at the beginning was to accommodate the number of visitors who came to the region, and in the second stage, hotels began to be established for a commercial purpose.

The journey between the elements of scarcity and wit, and nothing remains of this journey and its likes except for conversations and memories that were stored in the memory of the old sailors, sailors, and adventurers.

The funnyness of the sakub's voyage comes from the fact that it is full of dangers and horrors experienced by the blogger whose pen wrote it on board the ship and the waves toss it right and left, and the notes give an idea of the suffering and hardships that the Gulf sailors in general and the Emirates in particular endured in their sea voyages in pursuit of a decent living.

Ali Muhammad al-Matroushi, the author of the research, reviews: the language of the writer, the personality features of Hamad al-Sakoob, the journey manuscript, and how to obtain the journey manuscript.

Under the title: "A Reading in a Book," Dr. Samir Abdul Rasul Al-Obeidi's reading came in the book: Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his role in Arab politics (1971-2004), which was written by Dr. Saba Hussein Mawla.

And the reading stated: Recent studies confirm the role of the individual in making history, and in the context of that, this academic study was destined to search and investigate one of the most important personalities who had a prominent role in the emergence of the UAE, and then in its brilliant development at a later stage, and was accompanied by internal achievements A rational foreign policy at the Arab and global levels, represented by the person of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918-2004) - may God rest his soul in peace - the ruler who was a milestone in the history of the Emirates, then through his constructive stances towards various Arab issues, and the reading dealt with extensive content the book.

In English, David Fricker's research on the Memory of the World Program of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) refers to the huge amount of information that our world abounds in, and stresses the importance of information preserved in the archives, and the goal of the Memory of the World Program is to preserve global historical documents that It is of particular importance to the human heritage. 

Also in English, the issue included a research: Henna... an ethnographic introduction, and a translation of the research on hotels in the Trucial States... a reading in the genesis and development (1932-1971).