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  • Travel Dubai, United Arab Emiratesby MobileReference 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...

  • Qatarby Allen J Fromherz

    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...

  • Oil and Politics in the Gulfby Jill Crystal

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 40.00

    This book asks why in recent years the social and economic upheavals in Kuwait and Qatar have been accompanied by a remarkable political continuity. more...

  • Glitzermetropole Dubaiby Bettina Müller

    Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 23.65

    "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...

  • Oman Under Qaboosby Calvin H. Allen; W. Lynn Rigsbee II

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    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...

  • Warlords of Omanby P. S. Allfree

    Robert Hale 2008; US$ 15.99

    The publication of Warlords of Oman in 1967 coincided with the first export of oil from Oman and the beginning of momentous change in a country that had been virtually closed to the outside world. Since then under the leadership of His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos, the development of the country and its people has been recognized as an international... more...

  • Dubaiby Elisabeth Blum; Peter Neitzke

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 39.49

    Aufstieg, Boom und Krise einer neuen Stadt der globalisierten Ökonomie: Dubai ? Stadt aus dem Nichts gibt einen aktuellen Zwischenbericht anhand von aufschlußreichen Essays, etwa zur Situation der Gastarbeiter in Dubai, und Interviews mit in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten tätigen Architekten und Kulturschaffenden. more...

  • Yemen into the Twenty-First Centuryby Kamil Mahdi

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2007; US$ 14.57

    In 1990 the Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen united to form the Republic of Yemen. The following decade was marked by the political process of unification on the one hand, and by the processes of changing institutions, social dynamics and merged economies on the other.This book focuses on the major social, legal and... more...

  • Kuwaitby Anthony H Cordesman

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 36.99

    With the thoroughness that this recently spotlighted nation requires, this volume examines Kuwait?s internal and external security situation after the turbulent days of the Gulf War and investigates continued Western involvement in its safekeeping. It also examines Kuwait?s changing role as an energy exporter. more...

  • Bahrainby Carol Ann Gillespie

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 30.00

    Discusses the geography, history, people, culture, economy, and future of Bahrain. more...