(Photograph taken in the 1960s at Sharjah in the Trucial States)
This apartment block (known at the time in British English as "the flats") was the only European-style rentable
accomodation in Sharjah.
As at that time Sharjah did not have an electricity supply and the flats were supplied by a private generator.
This was essential considering the need for airconditioning, although the locals made do with traditional cooling towers,
a shaft to the roof of the house with an opening facing the prevailing direction of the wind.
International Aeradio Ltd rented four of the flats for its employees, and while I was there one of them was unoccupied and sub-let
to Ray, a representative of an American oil company that was attempting to obtain the oil rights to Sharjah.