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Lonely Planet Dubai

Lonely Planet Dubai

by Terry Carter | Lara Dunston

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 222 PAGES

A practical guide to Dubai featuring a pullout city map and detailed information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. (ARB65, $21.99)

Islam, A Short History

Islam, A Short History

by Karen Armstrong

  • HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 230 PAGES

Armstrong brings authority and experience to this vivid, clear-headed survey of the history and impact of Islam, from the birth of Mohammad to present-day challenges. (ISL15, $15.95)

A History of the Arab Peoples

A History of the Arab Peoples

by Albert Hourani

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 624 PAGES

Called a landmark, masterpiece and essential to understanding the Middle East, Hourani's acclaimed chronicle of the political, spiritual, religious and cultural traditions of the Arab peoples is brought up to date with an afterword by noted Islamic scholar Malise Ruthven. (MDE11, $21.00)

Dubai/Oman Map

Dubai/Oman Map

by Kunth Verlag

  • 2012
  • MAP

A sturdy, laminated map of UAE and Oman on a 1:1,500,000 scale. Includes a very large inset map of Dubai and a smaller one of Abu Dhabi. Sheet size: 20'' x 57''. (ARB20, $12.95)

 
Lonely Planet Dubai Encounter

Lonely Planet Dubai Encounter


by Lara Dunston

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

This lively shirt pocket guide to the city, jammed with personal recommendations and photographs, also includes a pull-out map. (ARB90, $12.99)

Marco Polo Dubai

Marco Polo Dubai


by Marco Polo Travel Publishing

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 124 PAGES

This unique pocket guide is full of insider tips on where to stay, eat, drink, and sight-see. Includes a handy street atlas and a pull-out map. (ARB161, $12.90)

Pocket Rough Guide Dubai

Pocket Rough Guide Dubai


by Rough Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

Neither too big nor too slight, these handy guides include just the right amount of information on neighborhoods, shops, hotels, restaurants and sites (or should we say sights?) for a short visit. Well-organized and with an excellent pullout map. (ARB150, $12.99)

Rough Guide to Dubai

Rough Guide to Dubai


by Gavin Thomas

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 209 PAGES

A friendly companion to one of the world's most exciting tourist destinations. Experts cover everything from traditional souks to state-of-the-art tourist attractions, beaches and "seven-star" hotels. Second edition. (ARB71, $22.99)

Say It in Arabic (Egyptian)

Say It in Arabic (Egyptian)


by Farouk El-Baz

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 1968
  • PAPER
  • 185 PAGES

A guide to common words and phrases in the widely spoken Cairo dialect. (ARB54, $4.95)

Time Out Dubai and the UAE

Time Out Dubai and the UAE


by Time Out

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A practical guide in the popular series by the editors of the where to go and what to do magazine. (ARB81, $19.95)

Wallpaper City Guide Dubai

Wallpaper City Guide Dubai


by Wallpaper City Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations. (ARB159, $11.95)

A Peace to End All Peace

A Peace to End All Peace


by David Fromkin

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 688 PAGES

Indispensable to understanding current tensions, alliances and the colonial legacy of the region, Fromkin's vivid tale of the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the making of the modern Middle East is out in a 20th anniversary edition. (ARB13, $23.00)

City of Gold, Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism

City of Gold, Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism


by Jim Krane

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 356 PAGES

This close-up portrait of Dubai by an award-winning journalist describes how the city transformed from a little-known village in 1960 to the cutting-edge capitalist metropolis and tourist haven it is today. (ARB130, $17.00)

Islam and the West

Islam and the West


by Bernard Lewis

  • RELIGION
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 217 PAGES

In this illuminating collection of essays, one of the great authorities on the Middle East explores the common ground shared by Islam and the West. (ARB12, $19.99)

Islam, The Straight Path

Islam, The Straight Path


by John L. Esposito

  • RELIGION
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

A well-written survey of the faith, practice and beliefs of Islam. Its balanced tone and content are intended for an undergraduate audience, yet it also functions as an excellent overview for the general reader. (MDE22, $57.95)

Mecca, The Sacred City

Mecca, The Sacred City


by Ziauddin Sardar

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 448 PAGES

Ziauddin Sardar revered Mecca as a child and kept the city as a moral and geographical compass point throughout his life. His book is a mixture of history, research and reportage held together by stories of his own travels to the pilgrimage site that draws some three million Muslims each year. (ARB156, $30.00)

Multiple Identities of the Middle East

Multiple Identities of the Middle East


by Bernard Lewis

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

Lewis illuminates the clash of old and new in the Middle East in this collection of essays on the many layers of language, history and religion in the region. (MDE29, $12.00)

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women


by Geraldine Brooks

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A highly readable overview of the role of women in Islamic society, drawn from the author's many interviews with women throughout the Arab World. (ARB06, $15.00)

Storm from the East: The Struggle Between the Arab World and the Christian West

Storm from the East: The Struggle Between the Arab World and the Christian West


by Milton Viorst

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

A brief history of contemporary Arabia and the uneasy relationship with the West in the excellent Modern Library Chronicles series by a journalist and senior scholar at the Middle East Institute. (ARB75, $13.95)

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power


by Daniel Yergin

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 908 PAGES

Master storyteller Yergin conjures a large and fascinating cast of tycoons, sheiks and politicians in this monumental and thoroughly researched history examining the story of petroleum and the West's dependence on the oil-rich Middle East. (ARB36, $22.00)

Arabian Sands

Arabian Sands


by Wilfred Thesiger

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

The last of the great British traveler-explorers, Thesiger (1910-2003) journeyed among the nomadic camel-breeding peoples of Southern Arabia in the late 1940s, falling in love with the desert and ways of life of the Bedouin. This eloquent book is his tribute to them. (ARB15, $17.00)

The Dog

The Dog


by Joseph O'Neill

  • LITERATURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 241 PAGES

A funny, modern fable set in Dubai. After suffering a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, Joseph O'Neill's unnamed narrator takes a position with the very rich Batros family as the "family officer." He finds himself in "the doghouse," a inescapable condition of alienation and culpability. (ARB162, $25.95)

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