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Dubai (Footprint Pocket Handbooks) [Paperback]

Zee Gilmore
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7 July 2004 Footprint Pocket Handbooks
World of contrasts. Dhow-peppered Creek. Narrow streets and tall windtower houses. Unparalleled courtsey and hospitality. Tall minarets and enormous glass towers. Race Night at Nad Al Shiba. The best of sights. Diera's Gold and Spice souks. Dune driving, sand skiing and camel riding. Arabian opulence. Golf and horse riding. Sunset trips up the Creek. Where to sleep, eat and drink. Dubai Shopping Festival: win your weight in gold. Golf. Watersports at Wild Wadi. Dubai World Cup: richest horse race in the World. Desert safaris. Exploring the wadis. Bird watching. Dubai: a superb mix of shopping, culture and leisure opportunities...

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Footprint Handbooks; Poc edition (7 July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904777171
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904777175
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 10.5 x 14.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,636,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great guide to Dubai 15 Feb 2005
When I travelled to Dubai for the first time last November, I purchased 3 different guidebooks. But this was the one we kept turning to. It has all of the information that you need, including many bits and pieces you don't find in the others.
For me, the most important aspect of any guide is that from its descriptions I can get a real feel for what an experience will be like. Whether in a restaurant, hotel or sightseeing I have very particular tastes so I'm often a little disappointed. This Footprints guide never let me down. Also, the small format is very convenient because it fits easily into the pocket of chinos or shorts. And when you're in the Dubai sun you want to travel light!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A dichotamy unravelled 23 Feb 2005
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This is a very well written guide. The author has taken the trouble to get to know Dubai really well and this shines through in all the guide's sections. I was able to recognise instantly places and establishments I knew from Gilmore's accounts of them.
More informative still, however, was her ability to weave history and culture seamlessly into the guide. This enables the visitor to really understand the scale and pace of development in Dubai and the sheer political will of the Emirate's leadership.
Perhaps most important of all, it is entertaining without being frivolous. It achieves in its rather constraining format much more than one expects from standard tour guides
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