Championship polo fields - Spa water experience and juice bar - Wood fired steak and game restaurant - Extensive wine cellar - Set amid the stunning desert...... more
Championship polo fields - Spa water experience and juice bar - Wood fired steak and game restaurant - Extensive wine cellar - Set amid the stunning desert landscape, Hotel Desert Palm is a 5-star hotel in Dubai. Not far from Jumeirah Beach, it si
Gridlock: Labor, Migration and Human Trafficking in Dubai - Stanford University Press
Status: New - The images of human trafficking are all too often reduced to media tales of helpless young women taken by heavily accented, dark-skinned...... more
Status: New - 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.
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Dubai and Abu Dhabi - Dorling Kindersley
Status: New - Paperback. Pub Date :2012-09-03 Pages: 128 Language: English Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Travel Guid DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Dubai...... more
Status: New - 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...
The Man Who Ate the World (unabridged audio book) - Whole Story Audio Books
Status: New - It's about the globalisation of high culture, the market in taste and the money spent on it. From Las Vegas to Moscow, Dubai to Tokyo and New York...... more
Status: New - It's about the globalisation of high culture, the market in taste and the money spent on it. From Las Vegas to Moscow, Dubai to Tokyo and New York to London, Jay Rayner chronicles the revolution in high-end gastronomy that has been sweeping the world since the late eighties. Not simply an account of endless meals in high-end restaurants, it is an exploration of the cities and cultures in which they are found; the inevitable involvement of Russian mafia in Moscow's luxury post-soviet catering business, Tokyo's efforts to fuse ancient Asian culture with Western ideas, and the feverish cult of the Manhattan restaurant in a town which considers itself the most cosmopolitan in the world. Part character-driven travelogue, part food critique, always sharp and often funny, this book is the result of Jay's lifelong campaign to find the perfect meal. Just don't read it if you're hungry.
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...