My biography on my father (Pen and Sword Books) has now entered its final phase. And so I'm going through my albums, in search of pictures that may be included in the book. This picture goes back to 1979. I love the chemistry between Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918-2004), the founder and first president of the UAE, and my father. My father regarded him as an authentic Arab, fill of nationalist zeal. Often after visiting him, he would return and share stories with me that illustrated Shaikh Zayed's chivalry and hospitality.