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    13 AMAZING WOMEN OF ARABIA( ENGLISH)

    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
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    ABU DHABI-LIFE AND TIMES

    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
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    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?
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    ARABIAN ALBUM ABU DHABI

    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.
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    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.
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    FALCONRY

    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 .
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    FATHER OF OUR NATION

    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.
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    FROM PEARLS TO OIL

    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.
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    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.
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    SAND TO SILICON

    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.
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    SEAFARES OF THE EMIRATES

    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.
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    THE UAE 50 YEARS IN PICTURE

    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.
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    UAE- VISIONS OF CHANGE

    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. '
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