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    13 amazing women of Arabia celebrates 13 inspiring women from the Arab world _ they changed the world, left their mark, and opened up a path for future generations of girls from the region. In this inspiring book, 13 year old author Dana Alblooshi recounts the stories of the extraordinary Arab women who inspired her: from ballerinas to politicians, aviators to business women, and scientists to sportswomen. Dana shares the story of their childhood, the challenges they faced, their achievements and how they impacted the world around them. each "amazing woman" is accompanied by a beautiful illustration done by a different female Arab artist, a celebration of girl power and what women in the region are capable of achieving, these 13 amazing women of Arabia have pushed the boundaries of excellence, and their accomplishments are sure o inspire a new generation of "amazing girls
    71.43 AED


    Exceptional and exclusive photos of the United Arab Emirates
    400.00 AED


    An exciting new book from renowned aerial photographer, Dirk Laubner, Abu Dhabi - An Aerial Tour features rare and captivating images of the capital. For years, this colorful city has captured the imagination and creativity of photographers. In this exciting emirate, heritage and progress, nature and technology, the quaint and the unconventional - all of these effortlessly fuse to create the extraordinary capital of the United Arab Emirates. Be part of the experience as the photographer takes you on a spectacular aerial journey through Abu Dhabi. Key Features The latest book by the renowned aerial photographer, Dirk Laubner Accessible to readers across the globe with text in English, Arabic, French, German, Mandarin and Russian Contents From the iconic buildings, highways and bridges, the majestic Emirates Palace and the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque, to the unspoilt beaches, the various islands and the Mangrove forests, the book gives readers a bird's eye view of Abu Dhabi's landmarks and heritage sites. About the Author An illustrious aerial photographer, Dirk Laubner's images have been exhibited and published around the world, including in his own books about Dubai, Berlin, Cologne, etc. He takes readers on an aerial tour of these cities with his knack of finding the perfect perspective from which to view celebrated landscapes embedded in their environs. His undivided passion for discovering the world is reflected in his photographic portfolio that captures the sights and sounds of these wonderful cities. Dirk is currently busy preparing new books on Portugal and European castles, and is a permanent freelancer for Der Spiegel, the famous German news magazine.
    70.00 AED


    Each chapter in this photographic book contains a short well-written introduction, and each picture is accompanied by an informative caption. Covering everything from art and architecture, museums and monuments, souks and shopping malls, to hotels and heritage sites, this book captures the sights and spirit of a unique emirate. The small, convenient size of the book makes it an ideal souvenir for tourists and expats, and an excellent impulse buy for visitors.
    45.00 AED


    Abu Dhabi: Life and Times is a unique pictorial account that encapsulates the emirate's cultural heritage and swift progress. Taken with enviable informality, Noor Ali's photographs give an eyewitness account of the changes experienced in Abu Dhabi. From the outset, the book fondly portrays times past, of the Bedu and the gradual impact of modern influences triggered by the discovery of oil. It explores the prelude to Abu Dhabi's development, the building of its infrastructure and the significant role played by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in shaping a nation. His preparation of the emirate, its progress and innovation, and the new generation of leaders are reviewed. Finally, a series of aerial photographs of Abu Dhabi spanning a period of thirty years vividly illustrate the pace of the city's development.
    185.00 AED

    Amazing Muslims Who Changed the World

    Do you think you know who first thought of the theory of evolution? Have you ever wondered who created the oldest university in the world? Is Joan of Arc is the only rebel girl who led an army that you've heard of? If so, then you need this stunningly illustrated treasure trove of iconic and hidden amazing Muslim heroes! You'll find people you might know, like Malala Yousafzai, Sir Mo Farah and Muhammad Ali, as well as some you might not, such as: Hasan Ibn Al-Haytham: the first scientist to prove theories about how light travels, hundreds of years before Isaac Newton. Sultan Razia: a fearsome female ruler. G. Willow Wilson: the comic book artist who created the first ever Muslim Marvel character. Ibtihaj Muhammad: the Olympic and World Champion fencer and the first American to compete in the games wearing a hijab. Noor Inayat Khan: the Indian Princess who became a British spy during WWII. There are so many more amazing Muslim men and women who have changed our world, from pirate queens to athletes, to warriors and mathematicians. Who will your next hero be?
    80.00 AED


    Ronald Codrai first visited Abu Dhabi in 1948. Armed with his camera, he managed to capture the essence of the emirate on film. Abu Dhabi: An Arabian Album gathers together the best of those photographs and creates an enduring memoir of his stay in Abu Dhabi. An important work and a magical blend of history and art.
    130.95 AED

    Arabian Sands

    In the spirit of T.E. Lawrence, Wilfred Thesiger spent five years wandering the deserts of Arabia, producing Arabian Sands, 'a memorial to a vanished past, a tribute to a once magnificent people'. The Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction by Rory Stewart. Wilfred Thesiger, repulsed by what he saw as the softness and rigidity of Western life - 'the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets' - spent years exploring in and around the vast, waterless desert that is the 'Empty Quarter' of Arabia. Travelling amongst the Bedu people, he experienced their everyday challenges of hunger and thirst, the trials of long marches beneath the relentless sun, the bitterly cold nights and the constant danger of death if it was discovered he was a Christian 'infidel'. He was the first European to visit most of the region, and just before he left the area the process that would change it forever had begun - the discovery of oil. This edition contains an introduction by Rory Stewart discussing the dangers of Thesiger's travels, his unconventional personality and his insights into the Bedouin way of life. Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger (1910-2003) was a British travel writer born in Addis Ababa in Abyssinia (now Ethiopia). Thesiger is best known for two travel books: Arabian Sands (1959), which recounts his travels in the Empty Quarter of Arabia between 1945 and 1950 and describes the vanishing way of life of the Bedouins, and The Marsh Arabs (1964), an account of the traditional peoples who lived in the marshlands of southern Iraq.
    60.00 AED


    The brand new edition of Dubai “ A Pictorial Tour conveys the emirates quiet elegance synonymous with its enduring desert heritage, it equally reveals a pulsating infrastructure. Dubai is known for its towering skyline and cosmopolitan way of life, but also its embrace of tradition and heritage. Although chiefly a photographic book with picture-postcard views, all the photos are accompanied by informative captions. It covers everything from art and architecture, museums and monuments, souks and shopping malls, hotels and heritage sites, to the rugged splendour of the surrounding desert and oases.
    85.00 AED


    Even during written prehistoric times, our ancestors used trained hunting birds to secure their livelihood. This book allows you to trace the origins of falconry from the most ancient times in the steppes of Asia to the present day. It also allows you to view pictures sent by falconers from war-torn Afghanistan, the Americas, South Africa and Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, and from the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the alleys of popular neighborhoods of the Chinese capital Beijing. This sport, deeply rooted in history, brings together peoples and nations regardless of their political and religious beliefs and their wealth. While some falconers hunt on board planes and luxury cars, others hunt on horseback or on ordinary bikes, while others hunt on foot. On feet their dogs follow them, and whether those hunters are rich or poor, young or old, they all go hunting with their falcons. As you read this book, you will realize that falconry is not an obsession for falconers as much as it is a self-contained lifestyle. This book, compiled by a team of experts and falconers from all over the world, allows you to enjoy, for the first time, the world of falconry in its colors and see the truth. Historical evidence indicates that kings used to take their falcons with them to the battlefields, and that captive princes were ransomed with falcons, and entire countries were bought with hawks. The death penalty is still the death penalty for stealing falcons in some countries of the world to this day This book, compiled by a team of experts and falconers from all over the world, allows you to enjoy, for the first time, the world of falconry in its colors and see the truth. Historical evidence indicates that kings used to take their falcons with them to the battlefields, and that captive princes were ransomed with falcons, and entire countries were bought with hawks. The death penalty is still the death penalty for stealing falcons in some countries of the world to this day This book, compiled by a team of experts and falconers from all over the world, allows you to enjoy, for the first time, the world of falconry in its colors and see the truth. Historical evidence indicates that kings used to take their falcons with them to the battlefields, and that captive princes were ransomed with falcons, and entire countries were bought with hawks. The death penalty is still the death penalty for stealing falcons in some countries of the world to this day .
    200.00 AED


    Father of Our Nation is a collection of inspirational quotes from Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president of the United Arab Emirates. A man who fought for unity, preached equality and transformed the UAE from separate sheikhdoms into one of the most developed countries in the region and the world, Sheikh Zayed's words are as relevant today as they were during his lifetime. The book celebrates the thoughts and ideas that make Sheikh Zayed the remarkable figure that he is. The coffee-table book covers the themes of environment, heritage, education and progress, leadership, nation, values, and women, and preserves the wise words of Sheikh Zayed in both English and Arabic. Featuring rare historical and contemporary photographs, Father of Our Nation will be a perfect gift or collector's item as the UAE continues to celebrate Sheikh Zayed's wisdom almost fifty years on.
    95.00 AED


    Flashes of Thought is a diverse collection of personal reflections by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. It explores the ideas, principles and experiences that have defined his leadership role in the development of Dubai and the UAE, as well as his personal journey as an Arab statesman on the world stage. The book is remarkable for its eclectic range of topics and for offering insights into Sheikh Mohammed's character as well as his leadership philosophy. Its concise chapters cover more than thirty subjects including management, creativity, risk-taking, ambition, motivation and success. He also draws universal lessons from personal anecdotes, childhood memories, and subjects as varied as happiness, horsemanship, football and poetry. Flashes of Thought was inspired by an audience dialogue session at the Government Summit in the UAE in February 2013, during which Sheikh Mohammed answered questions and spoke at length on many themes. The book's accessible and conversational style reflects the interactivity of that session. It features a foreword by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
    65.00 AED


    The latest book from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum following his other bestselling titles. The book is bilingual in Arabic and English. Flashes of Wisdom is a collection of Sheikh Mohammed's inspirational quotes collated from various speeches, poems, books and other sources. These words of wisdom reveal an indomitable statesman, a visionary leader, a contemplative poet and a perceptive human being. His quotes touch upon a wide range of themes such as positive thinking, innovation, government and leadership
    65.00 AED


    Flashes of Wisdom is a collection of inspirational quotes from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Collated from various speeches, poems, books and other sources, these words of wisdom reveal an indomitable statesman, a visionary leader, a contemplative poet and a perceptive human being. His quotes touch upon a wide range of themes such as positive thinking, innovation, government and leadership. With both English and Arabic text accompanied by exceptional photographs, Flashes of Wisdom will engage and inspire members of the UAE community.
    175.00 AED


    Pearls to Oil From Pearls to Oil is a testament of the challenges contended by extraordinary men who initiated the search for oil in the United Arab Emirates, in the years between the two World Wars. The book features never-before-published copies of letters, notes and reports complementing the research, which itself stems from the archives of the Abu Dhabi Petroleum Company (ADPC) and other literature recorded by British Government officials. With rare photographs, maps and diagrams alongside the in-depth narrative, this book is a great asset for scholars, residents and visitors interested in the history of this land.
    175.00 AED

    From Trucial States to United Arab Emirates

    In 1971, the seven sheikdoms at the southern end of the Persian Gulf, the Trucial States, formed the state of the United Arab Emirates, which soon found its feet on the world stage as a member of the UN, OPEC and the Arab League. This is a history and social study of the present-day UAE.
    150.00 AED

    Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor: The Autobiography

    Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor: The Autobiography is the extraordinary story of the Chairman of one of the world’s biggest business powerhouses, Al Habtoor Group of Companies. Born of simple means with modest early ambitions, his destiny took him far beyond his wildest imaginations. Guided by principle, unflinching self-belief and a bold ability to take risks, Khalaf Al Habtoor saw adversity as a dare to rise up, bigger and wiser than before. In this book he recounts his successes, failures and the many lessons learned through experience. Having lived through some of the most crucial moments in history, Khalaf Al Habtoor recalls his life against the backdrop of momentous world affairs. Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor: The Autobiography is the provoking and inspiring chronicle of the life of a man who predicted his future simply by envisioning it. Key Features Witty, unapologetically frank and refreshingly sincere, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor is a force to be reckoned with. The book is filled with amusing and vibrant characters, making it an inspiring as well as an animated read. The birth of the UAE Federation, the Gulf War and the 9/11 attacks are just some of the events he records, making the book a starting point for much-needed political and social debate. The foreword to the book is written by President Jimmy Carter. About the Author Khalaf Al Habtoor is the Chairman of Al Habtoor Group of Companies and is an influential figure in the UAE, throughout the business community and among members of the ruling family. He began his career as an employee in a local construction firm, and in 1970, he established his own company, Al Habtoor Engineering, which became the foundation of Al Habtoor Group.
    120.00 AED


    The third addition to Leslie Nasr's popular Living In Series, Living in… Abu Dhabi equips readers with valuable tools to understand and appreciate local culture and customs, to navigate their way around the city, and to help feel comfortable in new surroundings. A must read for every traveler, visitor and resident. The capital of the United Arab Emirates is a cultural center, business hub, and tourist destination providing a perfect balance between modern international lifestyles and the finest traditions of Arab culture. A program of fast paced yet thoughtful development has seen it emerge as a world-class city with endless possibilities. Blessed with great natural beauty and a wealth of resources, it is now one of the most popular destinations in the Middle East. Living In… Abu Dhabi is much more than just a travel guide. It focuses on the city's deep-rooted heritage and traditions, while, at the same time, highlighting modern development and prosperity, giving the reader all the necessary information to become a well-rounded, knowledgeable resident or visitor
    85.00 AED


    When Patricia Holton welcomed two young Arab boys into her home for the summer to oblige their father, a Gulf Sheikh, little did she realize how intertwined their lives would become. She became fascinated by the boys, and an invitation to visit their mother and the women of her family - the harem - was quickly accepted. Between Patricia and the masked women of the desert there developed an extraordinary relationship, and as "the English mother" of the Sheikh's sons she came to understand something of the traditions which govern their lives. This is her story.
    55.00 AED

    My Vision - Challenges in the Race for Excellence (ENGLISH)

    My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's unique development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence and upgrade its status from a regional economic center into an international hub. It is striving to excel in services, tourism, the knowledge economy and creative human resources in order to reach its ambitious development goals. While addressing the people of Dubai and the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed's wider audience also includes the Arab world. Dubai's unique development experience sets a creative example for the Arab world to follow. The book, therefore, represents a message of optimism that if all the constituents of any given society agree to excel in all fields, different cultures and religions can coexist without the slightest problem. The proof he provides is Dubai itself. Key Features Follows the tremendous success of its Arabic version, published in 2006. My Vision is an authentic historical document, which testifies to the perceptive quality of Sheikh Mohammed's vision. The advice and model presented in this valuable work will be useful not only to the leaders of nations, but also all those who yearn for success. About the Author His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, is recognized by leaders and citizens across the globe as a visionary leader, an exemplary political figure, a sportsman par excellence and a magnificent public personality. Also a discerning and soulful poet, Sheikh Mohammed has previously published several poetry books, including Poems from the Desert (2009) and 40 Poems from the Desert (2011).
    70.00 AED


    This book describes the strategy and policies that have made Dubai an economic success story in the Middle East. The authors who have travelled and worked extensively throughout the region provide a compelling account of Dubai s unique model of economic development. A revealing and insightful analysis of what organizations can learn from the way Dubai has transformed itself in such a short time. In just over three generations and within the past half century, the small Emirate of Dubai which unlike many states in the region has not had the benefit of huge oil resources has raised its profile globally through a range of bold developments and clever ideas. These include its free zones for business that have made it a regional centre for many firms, its biennial air show, the Dubai World Cup horse race, its development as a tourist centre that is home to some of the most stunning hotels in the world, the building of the various Palms and The World island developments, the construction of the world s tallest building, Burj Dubai and the world s biggest aviation and transport hub, Dubai World Central. Its development as a centre for information technology at Dubai Internet City, media centre at Dubai Media City and centre for finance at its Dubai International Financial Centre; to name but a few of its bold developments.
    85.00 AED


    Seafarers of the Emirates places on record the last years of the old way of life in the emirates as it related to the sea; a time when the Gulf could claim to be the home of the largest surviving merchant sailing fleet in the world. The author lived in Dubai in the middle of the 20th century and was privileged to have been able to see, record and photograph much of the marine activity at a time when the Emirates was on the threshold of radical change - change that later led to the eventual demise of the distinctive lateen sails, and change that led to a new form of trade - the oil trade. Ronald Codrai manages to recreate the romantic and ancient ways of the pearl diver, pearl merchant ship building and seafarers that have been all but lost to the modern world. He also includes in the book personal accounts and anecdotes as well as interesting historical and environment facts.
    185.00 AED


    This biography provides an intriguing glimpse into the private and public life of the internationally renowned Ruler of Dubai. It contains rare and historical photographs, many of which have never been seen before.
    195.00 AED


    Sheikh Zayed -- Life and Times, a collection of photographs by Royal Photographer Noor Ali Rashid, celebrates the vision of His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, under whose rule the United Arab Emirates was formed and has prospered greatly.
    185.00 AED


    HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan succeeded his father as President of UAE in November 2004. Sheikh Khalifa - Life and Times is ’royal photographer’ Noor Ali Rashid’s sixth book for Motivate Publishing. It provides a rare and intriguing glimpse into Sheikh Khalifa’s public and private lives and graphically illustrates how Sheikh Khalifa has continued the far-reaching vision and legacy of Sheikh Zayed.
    185.00 AED


    The late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the former Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, succeeded his father in 1990 and died unexpectedly at the beginning of 2006. In this popular work, Noor Ali Rashid illustrates how Sheikh Maktoum continued the vision and work of the Father of Dubai and provides an intriguing insight into his private life. The late President of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, graciously wrote the foreword to this book.
    185.00 AED


    Margaret Henderson was so bowled over by the beauty and mystique of Arabia that she decided to create this book, a beautiful collection of pencil sketches and paintings. The result is an artistic discovery of the traditional Arab world that is sure to conquer the imagination of all readers.
    90.00 AED


    Abdul Qader Al Rais rose from humble beginnings to become one of the UAE's most prominent artists. He was the recipient of the first Sheikh Khalifa Prize for Art and Literature and has participated in numerous exhibitions, both at home and abroad. The Colours of My Life contains a retrospective of the artist's work, including many of his most prized pieces. A comprehensive biography is accompanied by a critical appreciation of his work.
    145.00 AED


    The United Arab Emirates “ Fifty Years in Pictures is a selection of photographs spanning what are arguably the most important years in the history of the United Arab Emirates. They present a truly unique visual record of a country and a way of life in the throes of dramatic and far reaching change. Shuklas evocative images trace the nations progress and record key historical moments and landmarks, decade by decade. They also capture the true spirit of the UAE and its people, providing a lasting record of life both then and now.
    165.00 AED


    This title completes the trilogy of Rashid''s ''Royal Collection''. It comprises a collection of historic illustrations highlighting the phenomenal transformation experienc ed throughout the UAE over the past 40 years. '
    185.00 AED


    Zayed will be always with us, his memory is immortalised in our souls and hearts with his great works, and he will be present among us and with us forever and ever." The everlasting legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is embodied in these words from His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. Zayed: Life of a Great Leader recounts his dynamic life and the many facets of his personality, and traces the story from his early life in Al Ain to his astounding vision that guides the UAE to this day. It covers many of his great achievements as a statesman, diplomat and leader, and the enormous progress he originated often through the sheer force of his personality, his obvious integrity and his capacity for hard work. Published in a bilingual (Arabic and English) edition to celebrate the centenary of his birth, Zayed: Life of a Great Leader is the perfect gift or keepsake as we continue to celebrate Sheikh Zayed's wisdom.
    95.00 AED