Dubai & Abu Dhabi - Understand Dubai & Abu Dhabi (PDF Chapter)

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All the info you need on everything from history, Islam, desert ecology and Bedouin jewellery to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet... you name it. Get tips for women travellers, travelling with kids and travellers with disabilities, as well as handy language guide and glossary.

  • a rundown on the region’s desert and sea environments
  • info on the Islamic life in the Emirates
  • full coverage of the traditional crafts of Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • details on the Bedouin heritage of the Emiratis

Coverage includes: Dubai & Abu Dhabi Today, History - from Trade Routes to Establishing a Stable State, Politics & Economy: Federal Politics, A Diversified Economy, Abu Dhabi’s Black Gold, Identity & Culture: Bedouin Heritage, Islamic Values, Multicultural Population, The Environment: The Land, Ecosystems, Environmental Issues, The Arts, Transport, Directory A–Z, and Language.

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41 pages

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  • Information-rich to ensure you get the most from your time away
  • Organised by neighbourhood with detailed listings on everything
  • from top sights and activities to shopping, nightlife and accommodation
  • Includes an A-Z Survival Guide and extensive pre-planning sections
  • Full colour, pull-out detailed city map plus colour maps throughout

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