Dubai and the rest of the United Arab Emirates is a mixture of ancient Arabic culture and modern Western capitalism. This book lets you discover desert driving...... more
Dubai and the rest of the United Arab Emirates is a mixture of ancient Arabic culture and modern Western capitalism. This book lets you discover desert driving in death defying conditions; restaurants run by globally renowned chefs; and shopping trips that mix bazaars full of ancient Iranian spices with tax free - priced suits from Armani.
Paperback. Pub Date: 2012 Pages: 224 Publisher: Lonely Planet tallest building in the world Tick the Artificial-island shaped like a palm Tick. Seven-star hotel...... more
Paperback. Pub Date: 2012 Pages: 224 Publisher: Lonely Planet tallest building in the world Tick the Artificial-island shaped like a palm Tick. Seven-star hotel Tick Largest global shopping mall tick And Indoor snow Slopes to boot Tick. JOSEPHINE QUINTERO. LONELY PLANET WRITER Our PromiseYou can trust our travel information because Lonely Planet authors visit the places we write about. each and every edition. We never accept freebies for positive coverage so you can rely on us to tell it like it is.Inside This Book Pull-out Map337 days of sunshine every year162 bars & restaurants reviewed112 souqs. malls and shops sampled23 map pages1 world s tallest buildingComprehensive Map SectionEasy-to-Read LayoutRange of Planning ToolsIn Depth Background on Dubai s shopping scene
Insight Guides: Dubai & Abu Dhabi Smart Guide (Insight Smart Guide) - Apa
A brand new 'Smart Guide', featuring an A-Z format and themed headings that cover over 400 things to see and do, including architecture, restaurants, hotels and...... more
A brand new 'Smart Guide', featuring an A-Z format and themed headings that cover over 400 things to see and do, including architecture, restaurants, hotels and more. Area overviews highlight the very best of each district, including up-and-coming areas to look out for. A street atlas with full index and detailed mapping ensures easy navigation.
Paperback. Pub Date: July. 2011 Pages: 128 Publisher: Phaidon Press Wallpaper * City Guides present a tightly edited. Discreetly packaged list of the best a...... more
Paperback. Pub Date: July. 2011 Pages: 128 Publisher: Phaidon Press Wallpaper * City Guides present a tightly edited. Discreetly packaged list of the best a location has to offer The Design CONSCIOUS traveler Here is A precise. informative.. Insider's checklist of all you need to know about the world's most intoxicating cities. Whether you are staying for 48 hours or five days. visiting for business or a vacation. we've done the hard work for you. from finding the best restaurants. bars and hotels (including which rooms to request) to the most extraordinary stores and sites. and the most enticing architecture and design. Wallpaper * City Guides enable you to come away from your trip. however ief. with a real taste of the city's landscape and the satisfaction you've seen all that you should. In short. these guides act as a passport to the best the world has to offer.
Berlitz Pocket Guide Dubai combines authoritative narrative detail with vibrant photography to help you get the most out of Dubai's varied and vibrant...... more
Berlitz Pocket Guide Dubai combines authoritative narrative detail with vibrant photography to help you get the most out of Dubai's varied and vibrant offerings. It gives you everything you need to know about the Emirate's attractions, from its gorgeous beaches to its stunning architecture and hedonistic nightlife. Getting to grips with Dubai's ever-changing landscape is made easier with practical maps on the cover flaps to help you navigate the city. To inspire you, the book offers a rundown of Top 10 Attractions, followed by an itinerary for a Perfect Day in the emirate. The What to Do chapter is snapshot of ways to spend your time, from relaxing in a spa to cruising the malls or enjoying a huge range of adventure sports. This book provides all the essential background information, including a brief history of the region and an Eating Out chapter covering its plethora of mouth-watering cuisine. There are carefully chosen listings of the best hotels and restaurants and an A-Z of all the practical information you'll need.
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Dubai and Abu Dhabi - Sarah Monaghan
Paperback. Pub Date :2012-09-03 Pages: 128 Language: English Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Travel Guid DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Dubai and Abu Dhabi...... more
Paperback. Pub Date :2012-09-03 Pages: 128 Language: English Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Travel Guid DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Dubai and Abu Dhabi will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether youre looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights. or want to find the best nightspots; this guide is the perfect pocket-sized companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - theres even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each. as well as recommendations for hotels. bars and places to shop. Youll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs and explore every corner effortlessly with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Dubai and Abu Dhabi and its FREE pull-out map.DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Dubai and Abu Dhabi - showing you what...
Gridlock: Labor, Migration and Human Trafficking in Dubai - Pardis Mahdavi
The images of human trafficking are all too often reduced to media tales of helpless young women taken by heavily accented, dark-skinned captors--but the...... more
The images of human trafficking are all too often reduced to media tales of helpless young women taken by heavily accented, dark-skinned captors--but the reality is a far cry from this stereotype. In the Middle East, Dubai has been accused of being a hotbed of trafficking. Pardis Mahdavi, however, draws a more complicated and more personal picture of this city filled with migrants. Not all migrant workers are trapped, tricked, and abused. Like anyone else, they make choices to better their lives, though the risk of ending up in bad situations is high. Legislators hoping to combat human trafficking focus heavily on women and sex work, but there is real potential for abuse of both male and female migrants in a variety of areas of employment--whether on the street, in a field, at a restaurant, or at someone's house. "Gridlock" explores how migrants' actual experiences in Dubai contrast with the typical discussions--and global moral panic--about human trafficking. Mahdavi powerfully contrasts migrants' own stories with interviews with U.S. policy makers, revealing the gaping disconnect between policies on human trafficking and the realities of forced labor and migration in the Persian Gulf. To work toward solving this global problem, we need to be honest about what trafficking is--and is not--and to finally get past the stereotypes about trafficked persons so we can really understand the challenges migrant workers are living through every day.
Advantages: Great weather and food, beaches, malls Disadvantages: Not always super easy to find a restaurant in some parts of town
Our final destination is the DUBAI MARINA, in particular Marina Walk which is, erm, a path along the Marina, lined with shops and restaurants. Or, as we discovered, lined with shop fronts and as yet un-occupied restaurants. We explore both sides but end up back at the entrance, debating what to do for lunch. The answer is a picnic from the rather oddly located branch of Spinneys which has even...
Advantages: Gives you a good idea of what is in the city Disadvantages: You have to go at a pace and you do have the feeling of being rushed
...The cost of this tour was AED 250 or about 42 pounds per adult from Ras Al Khaimah and AED 180 or 30 pounds per adult from Dubai. We had the luxury of an extra 3 to 4 hours travelling in the bus for our extra money. The trip is advertised as including: pick up from your hotel, Air conditioned coach, English speaking guide, and mineral water and entrance fees.
We were informed by our...
Advantages: Dubai is a safe place with very good quality of life. There is universal brotherhood everywhere. Disadvantages: None for me, but the hot weather for tourists who are not used to this.
* HOTELS *
Dubai has a chain of well-managed and high quality hotels, suiting to everybody's purse. The restaurants in and around town are of very good standard and cater to various ethnicities. Dubai offers an extensive range of restaurants with cuisine from around the world and a varied nightlife - bars, cafes, nightclubs and discos. Some of the hotels are as below:
Airport Hotel, Astoria Hotel...