In its 400 pages, The Rise of a Nation photo book brings the reader the immediacy of news photography as it portrays life in the UAE and the changes it has undergone in the course of 30 years. The huge range of pictures chosen carefully from Gulf News' archives includes the UAE’s leaders and politicians carrying out their official duties, ordinary people going about their business, sportsmen in action amid the cheering of the crowds, and world-famous stars entertaining their fans.

Many of the pictures record momentous events in the history of the UAE, while others show how the country’s traditions are still alive, and yet more look ahead to the confident future that the UAE is carving out for itself. Each of the images were captured by working news photographers, bringing the images a rawness and immediacy which make this collection a unique ringside seat on history as it happened.

Now, Gulf News is giving you the chance to own this incredible piece of history. Buy your copy online today.

The Rise of a Nation will also be available in all leading bookstores. For telephone orders, please contact 800-4585.