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  • Travel Dubai, United Arab Emiratesby MobileReference

    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...

  • Oil and Politics in the Gulfby Jill Crystal

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kuwait (Routledge Revival)by Middle East Research Institute

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1985, this study, focusing on Kuwait, looks at the underlying reasons why certain political, economic and social events have taken place in the country?s history. It provides vital analysis of the political and economic issues of the country, and those that have affected it, as well as providing statistical material on all the key... more...

  • Bahrainby Carol Ann Gillespie

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 30.00

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

  • Mekka in the Latter Part of the 19th Centuryby C. Snouck Hurgronje; J.H. Monahan

    BRILL 2006; US$ 105.00

    From 1884-1885, Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje stayed in Mecca. He became intimately acquainted with the daily life of the Meccans and the thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Gulf Arab Statesby Malcolm C. Peck

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 124.99

    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...

  • Yemen Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 28.50

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for Yemen will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in Yemen, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...