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Publisher Comments:

Insight Guide Oman and the UAE is an essential guide to two jewels of the Middle East, brought to life with hundreds of evocative photographs. Our inspirational Best of Oman and the UAE section highlights the countries’ unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip, and our selective listings bring you the best hotels and restaurants.

Lavish magazine-style features offer a unique insight into contemporary life in Oman and the UAE, from religion to sports to expatriate communities. A detailed Places section, with full-color maps cross-referenced to the lively narrative, guides you around the two countries, from the skyscrapers of Dubai to the remote wilderness of Oman’s Empty Quarter.

 

About the Author

Gavin Thomas is a freelance UK travel writer specializing in the Gulf and South Asia. He has written several guidebooks to Dubai and the UAE and has recently made a number of extended visits to Oman while researching a new guidebook to the country. He has also worked on the Insight Guides to Sri Lanka and India.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Best of Oman & the UAE

A Dip into Arabia

Land and Environments

History

Decisive Dates

Ancient History

The Maritime Heritage

Oman’s Great Dynasties

The UAE from Rags to Riches

Features

Daily Life

The Bedu

The Expatriates

Islam

Food and Drink

Architecture

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Places

OMAN

Introduction

Muscat

Sohar and the Batinah Coast

Nizwa and the Interior

Sur, The East and the Wahiba Sands

Dhofar

Musandam Peninsula

THE UAE

Introduction

Abu Dhabi

Dubai

Sharjah

The Northern Emirates

Fujairah and the East Coast

Travel tips

Transportation

Accommodations

Eating Out

Activities

A-Z: Practical Information

Language

Further Reading

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780050638
Publisher:
Insight Guides
Subject:
Middle East - General
Author:
Thomas, Gavin
Subject:
Travel-Middle East
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Insight Guides
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.7 x 5.9 in

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