From Rags to Riches: A Story of Abu Dhabi


WHEN March 31, 2015
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Please note that this event is now full. Registration is now being taken for a live-stream viewing only, in an adjacent room.

Most residents of the Emirates have at some point picked up "From Rags to Riches" as a primer on local history. The autobiography charts the life of Mohammed Al Fahim, who grew up barefoot and in poverty before witnessing the years when oil wealth changed his country forever, transforming a Bedouin society into a modern nation with astronomical per capita income. In this talk, the author speaks about his life and role in that remarkable history.

Simultaneous Arabic interpretation will be provided.


Mohammed Al Fahim Author, "From Rags to Riches: An Abu Dhabi Story" (London Center for Arab Studies, 2008)

Hosted by

NYU Abu Dhabi Institute


Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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