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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95
Based on extensive research of British documents from the Public Records Office, and American documents from the National Archives and several Presidential Libraries, this book surveys events in Kuwait from the beginning of the twentieth century until the Second World War, and explains Britain's initial interest in the ruling al-Sabah family, before... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 19.95
Dubai has become the watchword for all things new, glittering and very bling-- a billionaire's dreamworld and a haven for international expatriates promising a fantasy land of tax-free fun, sun and sin. But behind the glitz are the stories of the myriad of people who inhabit this near-fabled kingdom.From ski slopes to souks, seven-star hotels to... more...
- Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 28.99
Hauptbeschreibung "Bye bye Dubai" oder "Do buy" in Dubai? Glitzermetropole oder Größenwahn? Stürzt die Stadt der Superlative in die Immobilienkrise? Ist das Übermorgenland plötzlich pleite und die Ölmilliarden versickern im Sand? Kritiker des Gigantismus im Emirat sehen sich bestätigt; die Medien präsentieren nach dem Überflieger der Golfstaaten... more...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 4.99
This illustrated Travel Guide is designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, transportation, cultural venues, dining, history and much more. Addresses, telephones,... more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2010; US$ 18.94
Dubai has become the watchword for all things new, glittering and very bling - a billionaire's dreamworld and a haven for international expatriates promising a fantasy land of tax-free fun, sun and sin. In less than a generation, this small city-state on the Arabian Gulf has been transformed from a sleepy smuggler's cove to a global financial and... more...
- Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95
What role does Qatar play in the Middle East and how does it differ from the other Gulf states? How has the ruling Al-Thani family shaped Qatar from a traditional tribal society and British protectorate to a modern state? How has Qatar become an economic superpower with one of the highest per capita incomes in the world? What are the social, political,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95
This is an examination of the political, economic and social development of Oman from the accession Sultan Qaboos in a palace coup in 1970 to the promulation of the basic law of 1996. The book argues that the sultanate does not follow the "rentier" model but the patriarchal tradition. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 109.99
The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Gulf Arab States comes at a time when the world's attention is riveted on the Middle East. The small states covered in this volume_Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)_possess about 20 percent of the world's total oil reserves. Beyond the strategic and economic importance... more...