In the years leading up to Abu Dhabi’s transition of power in 1966, Sheikh Shakhbut’s reluctance towards development resulted in opposing voices among Abu Dhabians, the British government, and the ruling family.  On the other hand, Shakhbut’s youngest brother Sheikh …

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Common Vision John Elliott was a British architect.  He studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London (commonly known as the AA), the Central School of Art, as well as the Institute of Technology in Helsinki, Finland.  After …

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