In the 1960s, Al Arouba Street connected Sharjah to Dubai. That made it one of the main roads in the city, and also one of the first to be paved and trimmed with street lights.
A hotel employee poses on the rooftop of Holiday Inn, designed by British firm David Firmin & Partners. In the midground left is Marbella Club by British firm Peter Hudson & Partners.
Reinforced-concrete bleachers are under construction at Al-Shaab Cultural & Sports Club, designed by British architecture firm Brewerton.
For a furniture store’s photo shoot, photographer Prem Ratnam went for an untried approach. He had the living room set assembled on a green lawn.