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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


    40 Poems from the Desert celebrates the 40th anniversary of the founding of the United Arab Emirates with selected verses from the pen of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Featuring twenty-three previously published poems and thirteen new ones, these poems reveal the sensitive soul of our beloved ruler. In this special edition, the poems are illustrated with specially commissioned paintings by young emerging Emirati artists. They provide an enriching literary and visual experience for readers across all cultures.
    185.00 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


    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.
    265.00 AED


    A masterpiece' - Richard Holmes, The Times In his classic work, Arabian Sands, Sir Wilfred Thesiger describes the journeys he made from 1945 to 1950 in and around the Empty Quarter, the half-million square miles of one of the cruellest deserts in the world. Before him, no other traveller, apart from the Bedu who lived there, had dared to cross those empty wastes more than once. Thesiger's experience and knowledge of the Arabian Sands, its people, its tribal warfare and ancient history, its daily life and landscape, are unique and will remain so, for the world he describes has since altered beyond recognition. This is the Centenary edition, with a pull-out 1940 National Geographic Map and 80 never-seen-before photographs.
    145.00 AED

    Building and Managing Successful Businesses in the Middle East

    The definitive management text addressing the ever-increasing number of managers and companies pursuing opportunities and building business in the UAE and the Middle East. This book investigates the opportunities for foreign companies to do business in Arabian countries, especially in the UAE. Case studies summarize key insights and experiences from the region’s leading multinational companies. It derives its conclusions not only from a solid evaluation of press reports and available secondary data but also from fifty-four personal interviews that the authors conducted with high-profile business people and political leaders in the UAE. All these interviews took place in the UAE. Joern-Carlos Kuntze is a Partner in Oliver Wyman's Oil Gas practice, where he serves as a leader of the firm's Middle East Energy practice. Based in Dubai, Mr. Kuntze works across the energy value chain for clients that include integrated and independent producers, governments, regulators, and large energy investment holdings. Also a Partner in Oliver Wyman's Oil Gas practice, Marc Hormann specializes in largescale strategic planning, changetransformation, and execution. He has conducted multiple organizational restructuring projects across the Energy sector, with a particular focus on National Oil Companies and related upstream and downstream business operations.
    75.00 AED


    Kamilla the camel is entered into a beauty contest by her owner. At the contest she finds many beautiful camels. She thinks they are more beautiful than she is but the judge is not only looking for a beautiful face, but also a beautiful personality. Has Kamilla got what it takes to win...?
    36.00 AED

    CELEBRATING TOLERANCE - Religious Diversity in the United Arab Emirates

    To celebrate the 2019 Year of Tolerance in the UAE, a diverse group of faiths have collaborated in producing this book titled Celebrating Tolerance: Religious Diversity in the United Arab Emirates, which serves as a compendium of their experiences of coexisting peacefully in the country. Representatives of each faith provide a brief overview of its migration to the UAE in the early 1960s and 1970s with an understanding of its rituals resulting in an engaging and informative read. Envisioned by Reverend Andrew Thompson from the Anglican Church in Abu Dhabi, the book is the first of its kind delivering an important message of tolerance; a testament to the country’s highly tolerant views and acceptance of a very diverse group of people who come from all over the world
    138.00 AED


    The Christian community has had a long and historical relationship with the UAE that has grown over time. Christianity in the UAE: Culture and Heritage honours this friendship and serves as a comprehensive introduction to the partnership between the communities. The book includes selected ancient photographs, pencil sketches of common Middle Eastern motifs and scripture verses from both the Holy Bible and the Holy Qur'an.
    95.00 AED


    Cooking With Zahra is a delicious and contemporary take on the alluring cuisine of the Middle East featuring both traditional and modern interpretations of regional flavors and ingredients.
    176.00 AED


    Wifred Thesiger describes his journeys in the Empty Quarter and the Arabian Peninula during the late forties. At that time few Europeans travelled in those areas and occasionally their presence was not welcome. From these journeys he emerged with a great respect for the Bedu who were his travelling companions. His writing style is masterly as he describes his journeys in a plain language which is at the same time eloquent. He shows a great understanding of and a fondness for the Bedu people and their now vanished way of life. Theiseger is also a photographer of exceptional ability and this volume contains a large number of the photographs he took on his expeditions. These and the text create a stunning picture of the land and its peoples. The author is considered the last of the great explorers and this book is an exquisite record charting his memorable adventures with travelling companions bin Kabina and bin Ghabaisha across the Arabian Empty Quarter. He was a skilled photographer and was unique among travel writers of the past in having had the opportunity to take photographs that complement his formidable writing.
    185.00 AED

    Digital Nation - How the United Arab Emirates is building a future based on Tech Innovation

    Digital Nation: How the United Arab Emirates is Building a Future Based on Tech Innovation is a first-of-its-kind book on the unique journey of the UAE to build a future based on harnessing disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence and driving digital innovation. The book offers insight into the ground-breaking vision and innovative plans, experiences, and successes and challenges of the country on this journey. The story of how the UAE pursues its digital vision and strategy to execution has lessons for leaders, executives and innovators around the world in this era of digital transformation. This book features interviews with over twenty senior leaders from the private and public sectors, including those from Smart Dubai, RTA, Etisalat, Dubai Future Foundation, IBM, Dubai Police, Emaar and more. The first-of-its-kind book that consolidates all the various facets of the UAE’s digital transformation.
    80.96 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


    Effective Business in the Gulf is an everyman's guide to business leadership in the GCC region. The book endeavours to help executives and other line managers make use of the rich opportunities available in the region, and to improve their leadership skills in an effective way. The business and cultural environment of the Gulf is unique, and examples from real, successful businesses in this book illustrate the various factors involved and the skills leaders should master to achieve success. Aimed at both the expatriate and the local business community, the new edition of Effective Business in the Gulf has been updated and revised to facilitate the most up-to-date information on becoming a business leader in the Gulf.
    120.00 AED


    Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi Emirate An initiative of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), this remarkable book is a testament to Abu Dhabi’s rich environmental heritage, highlighting the past, present and future of human and cultural impact on the emirate. Packed with encyclopaedic information, case studies and statistics, absorbing anecdotes, detailed maps and spectacular images, this book is a true collector’s item.
    270.00 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


    Famed British explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger spent five years between 1946 and 1950 living with the Bedouin of Southern Arabia and crossing the legendary Rub al-Khali, or Empty Quarter, of the Arabian Desert. Sixty-five years after his first crossing, Adrian Hayes attempted to retrace Thesiger's footsteps with his own crossing of the desert by camel and foot over forty-four days, similarly accompanied by two Bedouin companions and a number of other travelers. With an absorbing narrative and captivating photographs of the terrain and people who still inhabit this harsh land, Footsteps of Thesiger inspires a spirit of adventure and an interest in the region's heritage. Key Features Chronicles this expedition in addition to the documentary of the same name, that was released in May 2012. Stunning photography that truly captures the victories and trials during the expedition and also the beautiful landscape that they traveled through. Not only about the expedition of endurance but also a modernday interpretation of history as well as about the journey of the mind. About the Author Adrian Hayes is a British, UAE-based, polar explorer and adventurer, keynote speaker and business coach. After a two-year posting in Oman, he left the Army to pursue an MBA at the University of Nottingham, UK, before entering the business world. Having studied personal development since his MBA, he set up his own company in 2007 as a professional adventurer, speaker and business coach, delivering keynotes, team development and leadership seminars worldwide. He is also an ambassador and speaker on economic, social and environmental sustainability. In his free time, Arabic- and Nepalese-speaking Hayes compete in Ironman triathlons, rock climbs and occasionally still sings and plays guitar in a rock band. A father of two, I currently resides in Dubai.
    155.00 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


    In this bittersweet tale of love and revenge, acclaimed writer Dr Mana Saeed Al Otaiba takes readers across the Emirates and Morocco as his heroine plots her revenge against the men who turned her idyllic life upside down. After an unfortunate car accident takes her beloved father's life and cripples her younger sister, Karima Abdel-Rahman sets off on a quest to avenge her family and restore justice against the transgressors who walk away unscathed. In her line of fire are Abu Youssef, a wealthy businessman who uses his money and power to save Ali, her second target and Abu Youssef's bodyguard who caused the accident, and Majed, Abu Youssef's confidant and right-hand man. Caught in the throes of innocence and violence, Karima is torn between her desire to fulfill her brilliant vendetta - one that will change her life forever - and a love that can foil her plans.
    95.23 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


    Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Khalifa leaves the only home he has ever known, the orphanage he grew up in, to train at the superhero academy to which he was invited. Ever since then, he has had to face more and more problems. As the threat of losing his home looms, can Khalifa take the jump from orphan to superhero and save his home?
    52.38 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 Uae In Photographs

    Published in celebration of the country’s Golden Jubilee, My UAE in Photographs showcases the country through the lens of the people who call this land home. The book is the culmination of a nationwide competition launched in early 2021 that saw both amateur and professional photographers submitting a selection of their finest photographs that expresses their connection to the UAE.
    125.00 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


    Off-Road In The Emirates 2, The second volume to the highly successful Off-Road in the emirates, is a collection of 14 additional routes that 4X4 enthusiasts will love to explore. From the magnificient dunes of Liwa to the lush greenery of Al Ain and Buraimi, from rugged mountains of Jebel Hafit to the spectacular Wadis in Farfar.
    55.00 AED


    Poetry has been a lifelong passion for Sheikh Mohammed. Al Mutanabi, Al Buhtori and Abu Tammam are his favourite classical poets voices that have enriched Arabic poetry. These influences, combined with the Gulf tradition of Nabati poetry, a form dear to him, due to its social and literary significance and with its roots based in this region, have given a particular quality to the poems published in this book. Sheikh Mohammed has been able to express a mature sensitivity through this medium and a love of thought and language. His poems help us to understand better the soul of a man and the heritage of the nation.
    75.00 AED

    Raindrops - A Journey Through Life

    This exciting new book contains 48 essays - or 'raindrops' as the author calls them - and, just like raindrops, each one is a little gem. These essays softly reawaken the reader to the deeper meaning of life. They remind us that there is such a thing as spiritual satisfaction and that it is important to preserve old values. Most of all, it enables us to understand ourselves better. This is a friendly book that cares for the reader. The main body of the book is divided into four sections, namely, 'Understanding' , 'A better life', 'As a Matter of Fact', and 'Spiritual Awareness'. These sections contain 48 essays, while the preliminary pages include an introduction and special tribute to His Highness, the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the great architect of modern Dubai
    55.00 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.
    185.00 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 Race to Space: The Story Behind the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, the Home of the UAE National Space Programme provides a detailed yet simple history of space exploration in the UAE and the wider Arab world. The book gives a backstory of ancient astronomers from this region and their discoveries, while also exploring modern-day achievements in space science and travel. From MBRSC's first satellite to the Mars Hope Probe, the UAE Astronauts Programme and the plan to build a city on Mars by 2117, the book is a one of a kind resource on the history of the Space Centre as well as of the UAE's National Space Programme.
    95.23 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


    The 15-year-old Adeeb Alblooshi is often referred to as the young Emirati scientist ever since he invented a light-weight prosthetic for his father and a tiny cleaning robot for his mother. This book trails Alblooshi’s life from his upbringing to earliest inventions, from meeting leaders to getting certified by NASA and receiving the support of and encouragement from the rulers of the United Arab Emirates. The book offers a robust look into what makes young geniuses and inventors, and is a message for young adults to keeping working hard at achieving their dreams.
    114.29 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


    Discover the delicious hidden treasures of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East with When Suzanne Cooks. Suzanne, a well-known television chef, has a love for food, which was inspired by her mother's traditional cooking. This collection of recipes aims to leave a lasting impression as you savour every dish. The recipes are divided into five chapters, starting with breakfast and followed by mezze, lunch, dinner and desserts. Armed with delightful, crisp product shots and clear step-by-step guidelines, this book will be a sure hit with all cookery enthusiasts who wish to add a twist to their cooking. The book also contains a detailed contents page for ease of browsing and to find your preferred recipes without delay. A glossary in the back gives an explanation for terms used in the book – a great way to get accustomed to unfamiliar names of ingredients and to make you feel like a professional Middle Eastern cook in no time.
    145.00 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