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City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism

By Jim Krane

Picador USA
Released: 2010-11-23
Paperback (384 pages)

City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism
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Award-winning journalist Jim Krane charts the history of Dubai from its earliest days, considers the influence of the family who has ruled it since the nineteenth century, and looks at the effect of the global economic downturn on a place that many tout as a blueprint for a more stable Middle East

The city of Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, is everything the Arab world isn't: a freewheeling capitalist oasis where the market rules and history is swept aside. Until the credit crunch knocked it flat, Dubai was the fastest-growing city in the world, with a roaring economy that outpaced China's while luring more tourists than all of India. It's one of the world's safest places, a stone's throw from its most dangerous.

In City of Gold, Jim Krane, who reported for the AP from Dubai, brings us a boots-on-the-ground look at this fascinating place by walking its streets, talking to its business titans, its prostitutes, and the hard-bitten men who built its fanciful skyline. He delves into the city's history, paints an intimate portrait of the ruling Maktoum family, and ponders where the city is headed.

Dubai literally came out of nowhere. It was a poor and dusty village in the 1960s. Now it's been transformed into the quintessential metropolis of the future through the vision of clever sheikhs, Western capitalists, and a river of investor money that poured in from around the globe. What has emerged is a tolerant and cosmopolitan city awash in architectural landmarks, luxury resorts, and Disnified kitsch. It's at once home to America's most prestigious companies and universities and a magnet for the Middle East's intelligentsia.

Dubai's dream of capitalism has also created a deeply stratified city that is one of the world's worst polluters. Wild growth has clogged its streets and left its citizens a tiny minority in a sea of foreigners. Jim Krane considers all of this and casts a critical eye on the toll that the global economic downturn has taken.

While many think Dubai's glory days have passed, insiders like Jim Krane who got to know the city and its creators firsthand realize there's much more to come in the City of Gold, a place that, in just a few years, has made itself known to nearly every person on earth.

A History of Future Cities

By Daniel Brook

W. W. Norton & Company
Released: 2014-04-21
Paperback (480 pages)

A History of Future Cities
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"[An] inspired tour of the post modern city…Invigorating." ―Mark Kingwell, Harper’s

Hailed as an “original and fascinating book” (Times Literary Supplement), A History of Future Cities is Daniel Brook’s captivating investigation of four “instant cities”―St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai―that sought to catapult themselves into the future by emulating the West.

12 illustrations; 4 maps

Fun and Interesting Facts about Dubai: A Captivating Picture Photography Coffee Table Photobook Travel Tour Guide Book with Brief History, Culture, ... City in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

By Sophia Simone

Independently published
Paperback (40 pages)

Fun and Interesting Facts about Dubai: A Captivating Picture Photography Coffee Table Photobook Travel Tour Guide Book with Brief History, Culture, ... City in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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One of the world’s most beautiful cities, experience and take a journey through this Dubai Picture photo guide book and be transported to the much loved city in this spectacular photography guide Book which captures this exquisite city in all its grandeur.

Perfect for all lovers of this state, this beautifully packaged stunning coffee table photobook is a guide to what you need to know about this beautiful city whether as a tourist, student or to make a great coffee table read. It contains important information tips and information you might have never heard of plus different amazing pictures of different cities, art, architecture and culture from Dubai.

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  • A wonderful gift or the perfect souvenir

Take a journey through the world's beautiful city, traveling from color to magnificent color with this beguiling book.

Beyond Dubai: Seeking Lost Cities in the Emirates

By David Millar

Melting Tundra Publishing
Paperback (309 pages)

Beyond Dubai: Seeking Lost Cities in the Emirates
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Beyond Dubai is a light-hearted journey around the Emirates in search of its past—encountering smugglers, fire-starting genies, loved-up camels, and a mysterious mountain tribe along the way. In addition to exploring the UAE’s lost cities and hidden treasures, it also tells the extraordinary tale of how climate change transformed a once-fertile grassland into the starkly beautiful desert that it is today.

The Rough Guide to Dubai (Rough Guides)

By Rough Guides

imusti
Released: 2016-11-15
Paperback (224 pages)

The Rough Guide to Dubai (Rough Guides)
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The Rough Guide to Dubai is the ultimate companion to the world's most exciting tourist destination.

Experts cover everything from traditional souks to state-of-the-art tourist attractions, and from beautiful beaches to "seven-star" hotels, and up-to-date listings include all the hottest places to stay, eat, drink, and shop.

An inspirational introduction highlights the best of the city, while subsequent sections reveal the incredible contrasts between traditional and futuristic Dubai. The Rough Guide to Dubai features the latest developments to Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah, as well as day-trips throughout the United Arab Emirates, including Sharjah, Al Ain, the East Coast, and ambitious Abu Dhabi. Comprehensive maps throughout help you find your way around the region.

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Dubai.

Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.

Luxurious Dubai: A Beautiful Picture Book Photography Coffee Table Photobook Tour Guide Book with Photo Pictures of the Spectacular City within United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Asia.

By Sophia Simone

Released: 2019-09-02
Kindle Edition (41 pages)

Luxurious Dubai: A Beautiful Picture Book Photography Coffee Table Photobook Tour Guide Book with Photo Pictures of the Spectacular City within United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Asia.
 
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THIS IS A PICTURE BOOK. NO TEXT.

A beautiful Colorful Picture book with stunning images.


One of the world’s most historic cities, experience and take a journey through this Dubai photo book and be transported to the much loved capital in this spectacular photography Book which captures this incredible city in all its grandeur.

Perfect for all lovers of this capital city, this beautifully packaged stunning coffee table photobook showcases different amazing pictures from Dubai from fascinating buildings to sandy deserts.

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Take a journey through the world's beautiful city, traveling from color to magnificent color with this beguiling book.

Dubai: Gilded Cage

By Syed Ali

Yale University Press
Released: 2010-06-08
Kindle Edition (360 pages)

Dubai: Gilded Cage
 
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This revealing portrait of the famously wealthy Persian Gulf city investigates the human cost of its miraculous rise to global prominence.
 
In less than two decades, Dubai has transformed itself from an obscure territory of the United Arab Emirates into a global center for business, tourism, and luxury living. With astonishing skyscrapers and tax-free incomes, its rulers have made Dubai into a playground for the global elite while skillfully downplaying its systemic human rights abuses and suppression of dissent. It is a fascinating case study in light-speed urban development, massive immigration, and vertiginous inequality.
 
In Dubai: Gilded Cage, sociologist Syed Ali delves beneath the dazzling surface to analyze how—and at what cost—Dubai has achieved its success. Ali brings alive a society rigidly divided between expatriate Westerners enjoying opulent lifestyles on short-term work visas, native Emiratis who are largely passive observers, and workers from the developing world who provide the manual labor and domestic service needed to keep the emirate running, often at great personal cost.
 
“At last, a comprehensive expose of the economic and sexual exploitation that erected this utopia of greed. Syed Ali has seen the future in Dubai and it doesn’t work.” —Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums

Telling Tales : An Oral History of Dubai

By Julia Wheeler

Explorer Publishing
Hardcover (156 pages)

Telling Tales : An Oral History of Dubai
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BBC Gulf Correspondent Julia Wheeler was granted the unique privilege to talk to some of Dubai's founding citizens about how life once was in this mesmerising emirate. This collection of stories provides a rare insight into a city that has undergone one of the most dramatic metamorphoses in modern history. Paul Thuysbaert's intuitive and imaginative portraits transport these stories into the present and give Dubai a compelling face.

Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Kevin Raub

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-12-18
Paperback (264 pages)

Lonely Planet Dubai & Abu Dhabi (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet's Dubai & Abu Dhabi is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Marvel at the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, wander the labyrinth of lanes and exotic souks in Bur Dubai and Deira, and shop for a new outfit before a night on the town - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Dubai & Abu Dhabi and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Dubai & Abu Dhabi:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics
  • Covers Deira, Bur Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah & Around, Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain, UAE East Coast

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Dubai & Abu Dhabi is our most comprehensive guide to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat experiences.

Looking for just the highlights? Check out Pocket Dubai and Pocket Abu Dhabi, our handy-sized guides featuring the best sights and experiences.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

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