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Discovering the United Arab Emirates
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Discovering the United Arab Emirates

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Category Type
Social Sciences
ISBN
9781909339972
Author
Francesca Affleck
Publisher
Medina Publishing
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A guide for students, residents and visitors. Sixty years ago, Dubai was a fishing village about to be transformed by the discovery of oil. It has since been transformed more gradually into an international business hub and holiday destination, which earns a mere 5 per cent of its revenues from oil. Although Dubai tends to capture the headlines, the transformations of Abu Dhabi, the ...

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    Category Type
    Social Sciences
    ISBN
    9781909339972
    Publication Year
    20180601.0
    Item EAN
    2724568656001
    People
    Author
    Francesca Affleck
    Category Type
    Social Sciences
    ISBN
    9781909339972
    Publication Year
    20180601.0
    Item EAN
    2724568656001
    People
    Author
    Francesca Affleck
    People
    Publisher
    Medina Publishing
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    Binding
    Paperback
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    Book Language
    English
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    Description:

    A guide for students, residents and visitors. Sixty years ago, Dubai was a fishing village about to be transformed by the discovery of oil. It has since been transformed more gradually into an international business hub and holiday destination, which earns a mere 5 per cent of its revenues from
    A guide for students, residents and visitors. Sixty years ago, Dubai was a fishing village about to be transformed by the discovery of oil. It has since been transformed more gradually into an international business hub and holiday destination, which earns a mere 5 per cent of its revenues from oil. Although Dubai tends to capture the headlines, the transformations of Abu Dhabi, the capital, and Sharjah, the third major city, have been scarcely less dramatic. So what’s it like to live in this idiosyncratic Arab federation, where so many different cultures meet and co-exist with such apparent ease. And what lies beneath the veneer of economic success. In answering these questions Discovering the United Arab Emirates is designed to appeal not only to students of all nationalities but also to the growing number of families who choose to make their home here. For many, the business agenda is so all-consuming and modern creature comforts so extensive that they can spend months, even years, in the UAE without understanding anything about the region’s history and culture, but that attitude is changing. The government is vigorously promoting its culture and heritage, encouraging Emiratis, residents and tourists to visit cultural sites. Historic buildings are being renovated and opened up to the public. Meanwhile, international students are becoming increasingly interested in the region, and not just for its record breaking buildings and economic success. Lavishly illustrated with photographs of people and places not on the tourist trail, the book offers younger audiences a wealth of information in an easy, accessible manner. It is also an invaluable resource to schools and teachers, and prompts the reader to investigate and explore further. 
    • Category Type : Social Sciences
    • Author : Francesca Affleck
    • ISBN : 9781909339972
    • Binding : Paperback
    • Book Language : English
    • Publisher : Medina Publishing
 

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    By GILLIAN... on 11 July 2018

    Well researched and presented book on all aspects of the UAE. An excellent resource for schools.

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    By D J Canty... on 06 July 2018

    As a relatively new ex-pat to the UAE I was looking for a book that would give me a greater insight into the country and I was delighted to have chosen this one by Ms Affleck. The book is educational, insightful, entertaining and readable with a number of photographs that give a real sense of what makes this country what it is. The chapters are well considered and follow a logical pattern, from the history and heritage through to the sustainability of the country. In amongst the chapters there are insights into the human and physical geography and sections on each individual emirate. The text is clear and accessible for all ages and overall makes for a great gift, a learning resource or the coffee table. I highly recommend it.

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