Earliest known sketch of Abu Dhabi uncovered in archives
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
W Whish thinking she might see something there on Qatar. A new sketch of Abu Dhabi was just uncovered, showing a rare glimpse into the desert port before it became a super city. The sketch which reveals its most humble beginnings as a desert outpost, with tower to guard the island’s water resources is a sharp reminder of how quickly cities and empires can be built out of nothing.