|Schoolyard Canopies, Al Ain, UAE © Doug Hickok All Rights Reserved|
When living in the Arabian Desert, finding creative ways
to make shade can be a challenge. But it is doubly
satisfying when that method is both functional
and reflects the local culture. These canvas canopies
stretch over a schoolyard to keep children cool.
They also resemble the sails of a dhow,
the traditional boat used to traverse the Arabian Gulf.