x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

In Pictures: A week in RAK

The pace of life slows during the hot summer months - but it does not stop. Cities, towns and villages across the Emirates still breathe life and over 10 weeks The National's photographers are touring the country to capture and record those lives.

In Pictures: A week in RAK. In the sleepy city, life goes on throughout the summer months. Bilal, left, and Mohammed, both from Bangladesh, work from 6am to 1pm and then from 3pm to 8pm in this metal workshop. They mould and carve the metal into the ornamental objects stacked around them. Part hard labour, part artisanal craft, the kind of work they do provides much of the backbone for RAK's metal industry.
In Pictures: A week in RAK. In the sleepy city, life goes on throughout the summer months. Bilal, left, and Mohammed, both from Bangladesh, work from 6am to 1pm and then from 3pm to 8pm in this metal workshop. They mould and carve the metal into the ornamental objects stacked around them. Part hard labour, part artisanal craft, the kind of work they do provides much of the backbone for RAK's metal industry.

A week in Ras Al-Khaima

* Lee Hoagland/The National