The Department of Antiquities and Museums in Ras Al Khaimah has issued the first edition of the book “Passports of the Old Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah: A Conversation in Memory … and a Life in History” by Dr. Hamad Muhammad bin Saray, which is included in the archive of the administrative history of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah during the fifties and sixties of the last century, and the great role To the late Sheikh Saqr bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, may God rest his soul, in the administrative development of the emirate through the establishment of government departments and institutions.
In its three parts, it contains a historical, social, economic, and documentary study. It also includes oral narrations of more than six thousand passports, through the study of which many indications of the social and economic situation were extracted in that time period in the Emirate.
Ahmed Obaid Al Tunaiji, Director General of the Department of Antiquities and Museums in Ras Al Khaimah, said: This book came with the encouragement and blessing of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, as His Highness praised the efforts made to prepare it in order to document a specific stage in the history of the emirate. ancient.
He pointed out that the book will be added to a series of historical books that the department adopts to publish periodically to enrich the historical and heritage aspect in the emirate, pointing out that what distinguishes the book is its documentation of the passports of a certain time in Ras Al Khaimah, in addition to containing interviews with a group of senior citizens who lived through During that period, they benefited from passports to move around and seek a living.
For his part, Dr. Hamad Muhammad bin Saray said: We were honored to present His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi with the first copy of the book, which comes within the framework of oral documentation in the UAE, which receives special attention from the wise leadership and cultural authorities in the country because of its great importance. In archiving the history of the region, and showing the economic, political and social lifestyle in certain periods.
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