Seated profile portrait of Salim bin Ghabaisha, one of Wilfred Thesiger's Bedouin companions, by a watchtower in the Al Ain/Buraimi Oasis. Salim bin Ghabaisha sits on a ruined wall with a rifle across his lap near a large bush. He wears a decorated cartridge belt over his thobe (long shirt). The foundations of the wall lead towards a two storey watchtower in the far distance. This image was taken during April 6-30, 1948, when Wilfred Thesiger stayed at Al Muwaiji fort in Al Ain as a guest of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
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