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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Oil and Politics in the Gulfby Jill Crystal

    Cambridge University Press 1995; 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Aden Insurgencyby Jonathan Walker

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 10.99

    During the early 1960s the Cold War reached its climax. Britain's dwindling power in the Middle East was under siege from Arab nationalism, the Communist bloc and from American designs in the region. Aden, with its strategic military base and old Protectorate buffer zone, was soon the main battleground. The 1962 Egyptian-inspired coup in the neighbouring... more...

  • Arabia & The Islesby Ingrams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Bahrainby Carol Ann Gillespie

    Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 30.00

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