The UAE Pavilion at Expo announced the release of two new publications focusing on human-centric storytelling, and relevant stories of the UAE to elevate collective sense of humanity and ambition and foster a sense of community, highlighting its people and it’s experiences to connect and inspire.
The first publication is “Dreamers: Where Land Meets Sea” an imaginative storybook that takes young readers on a journey through inspiring and lighthearted stories of six real-life “Dreamers,” innovators, and academics from across the UAE that are dedicated to nurturing UAE’s natural environment.
The second “UAE Pavilion: Land of Dreamers Who Do” a hand-sewn book by world-renowned publisher, Assouline, highlighting the immersive guest experience presented at Expo 2020 Dubai and the story of the Pavilion’s development, honouring creatives from across the UAE and around the world, and to commemorate the UAE’s participation in the recent Expo 2020 Dubai and Expo Floriade 2022.
Dreamers: Where Land Meets Sea’s beautiful illustrations and easy-to-read text bring to life the treasures found in the UAE’s environment, from land to sea, and spark curiosity and care for sustainability and environmental awareness.
The book takes young readers on a journey through inspiring stories of six real-life 'Dreamers': Noura Al Mansoori, NYUAD; Dr. Tarifa Al Zaabi, ICBA; Yazen Al Kodmani, Emirates Biofarm; Ramie Murray, Dibba Bay; Manea Al Kaabi, Hatta Honey; and Arabella Willing, Emirates Nature-WWF. Their innovative work spans diverse fields, inspiring a deep appreciation for sustainability, environmental conservation, and the UAE's rich natural heritage.
The book is written for young readers aged 6 to 9 years old, with English and Arabic available in the same physical publication. It also includes an activity page for children to imagine their future in protecting the environment, encouraging them to take an active role in creating a more resilient future.
The book is written by Maryam al Dabbagh, a writer and cultural consultant born and raised in the UAE, and is illustrated by Emirati artist and illustrator Aysha Al Hamrani, also known as Mnawra, and printed in the UAE.
UAE Pavilion: Land of Dreamers Who Do book embodies the values of ambition, humanity, authenticity, openness, optimism, and resilience, which are reflected throughout the book. It also pays homage to the stunning architectural design by Santiago Calatrava, whose iconic building was inspired by the falcon in flight.
The book is the first Assouline publication to be scented. The book is imbued with the bespoke “Desert of Dreams” scent that was created for the UAE Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai guest experience.
The Assouline Art Book “UAE Pavilion: Land of Dreamers Who Do” is now available for sale at Dukkan 421 in Abu Dhabi and also in Assouline shops worldwide, and online.
The children’s storybook titled “Dreamers: Where Land Meets Sea” is now available for sale at Dukkan 421 in Abu Dhabi and in public libraries across Abu Dhabi, including the Abu Dhabi Children’s Library at Cultural Foundation, Al Hosn.
News Source: Emirates News Agency