Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) — With the launch of the expected Expo 2020 Dubai event, on October 1, the pioneers of social media platforms circulated pictures showing the late founder of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in various places From the Expo 2020 Dubai website, to look like he has already visited the site of the event.
In fact, these images are inspired by the imagination of the Egyptian graphic designer Mohamed Jaber, who decided to embody both the late Sheikh Zayed and the late founder of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, through his own world, that is, “Photoshop”.
In an interview with CNN in Arabic, Jaber explains that on the occasion of the launch of the Expo 2020 Dubai event, he wanted to “introduce happiness to the hearts of the Emirati people and the Arab people… by seeing the presence of the founder and father who was not and will not be forgotten in the important global event hosted by the UAE.”
Jaber, who resides in the UAE, also wanted to participate in the celebration of the launch of Expo 2020 Dubai in his own way.
From Jaber’s point of view, Sheikh Zayed contributed to this achievement, i.e. the Expo 2020 Dubai event, pointing to the statement of the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, from his book entitled “My Story”: “I accompanied Zayed a lot, and I learned a lot from him. I learned from him research.” About areas of agreement, not disagreement, looking for the future, not about the past, searching for reasons that unite us, unite us, strengthen us and raise us, this is how Zayed was in his quest to reunite the Emirates, and without his wisdom, the Emirates might not have been the Emirates.
For Jaber, the design that brings together Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Rashid at the Expo gate with a smile on their face is the highlight of the project.
Jaber explains that his selection of the images included in the project in order to combine them with images from the Expo 2020 Dubai website came by searching for images that give meaning to the design and complement it to be closer to reality and images that can make the viewer feel that the subject is present in the event.
Jaber received positive reactions from his followers on his work on the social networking platforms “Twitter” and “Instagram”.