A collection of Emirati Tribes in the United Arab Emirates. Represented in the form of a touch-screen infographic.
In the United Arab Emirates, the family name is the driving force that predicts what treatment, marriage, employment and social class you belong in. In the UAE this is the key factor that can make or break a social chain. This is a visual exploration of the socio-political issues circling the Emirati society. These issues stem from the taboos of Emirati culture and traditions, and the stigma’s placed on the social classes.
The great divide was born from tribal rivalry, and the need to keep the blood line pure. Although these issues have not be addressed and have been generally avoided in the public, I believe it would be and interesting topic to tackle.