UAE Books -United Arab Emirates Books

Books about the Middle East and the UAE

Enjoy these great books about Abu Dhabi, the UAE and Middle East! Books to learn about the culture of the UAE and the Middle East as well as guides to Abu Dhabi and more!


Books About Abu Dhabi

Whether you need a book about Abu Dhabi for a trip or a resident's guide you would find it all here. Abu Dhabi is a spectacular city and it is growing fast- get all the latest info here!

Books about Abu Dhabi

Whether you need a book about Abu Dhabi for a trip or a resident's guide you would find it all here. Abu Dhabi is a spectacular city and it is growing fast- get all the latest info here!

Abu Dhabi Travel Guide by Offbeat Guides

This Kindle Edition version travel guide is an ideal place to start when travelling in Abu Dhabi.

Offbeat Guides are renowned for creating quirky travel guide, and this particular tome is no different; providing in depth information about the size of the city, its wealth and inhabitants.

With in depth information regarding the many features held by the Garden City, not to mention the internal workings of local government and their latest laws and how this affects tourists, expats and citizens of Abu Dhabi. Details include hotels, flights and local travel information too.

Lonely Planet Dubai by Andrea Schulte-Peevers

Lonely Planet guide books have amassed a massive following due to their in depth information and behind the scenes knowledge. Sharing a variety of facts on culture and customs, as well as places to visit in each area of the city, this book is light enough to carry with you wherever you may go.

With information on the history and architecture, this book will help you get around town and has information on Abu Dhabi and Sharjah for those who want to go further afield.

A Diamond in the Desert by Jo Tatchell

Former expat Jo Tatchell reveals the Abu Dhabi of her childhood and talks about her experiences as a third-culture kid; and revisits the city to find out how it has changed in recent years.

Tatchell roots out secret shopping and partying lifestyles and paints a vivid picture of the people living in the area, including the tales of a Lithuanian prostitute, a playboy with a pet panther and a frustrated housewife’s search for illegal booze.

This behind-the-scenes look at Abu Dhabi is ideal for those who are planning to migrate or those who like to travel from the comfort of their armchair.

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UAE – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture by John Walsh

This book is ideal for those who want to travel abroad and be prepared for the differences in culture and customs in each city. It can be so easy to offend people from other cultures if you are not aware of local customs or local etiquette. If you want to integrate into Emirate society easily and learn how to build friendships and develop successful business relationships, then this book has to be your number one resource for getting yourself and your family established in the United Arab Emirates.

Education in the UAE: Current Status and Future Developments by Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research

Education in the UAE has received massive investment since the economy of Dubai and Abu Dhabi started to grow. This particular tome looks at the future of education in the Gulf and examines the educational needs for the area over the coming decades. Some of the challenges discussed include multiculturalism within the Gulf schools, and providing solutions to educational attainment and how this relates to the Middle East in general. This particular offering is currently in production and will be released on 19 June 2012.


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