This book does exactly what it says on the front cover. All and all it is a phrasebook. It has a quick section at the beginning explaining pronunciation. Also a small section on the basics, time, numbers, dates etc. The good thing about this book is that it informs you exactly how to pronounce, even to the point of highlighting certain sections of the word where the emphasis of the translation should be placed.
The bulk of the book is taken up by English - Arabic and Arabic - English translation. There is a section at the end of the book that contains an Arabic to English translation of Signs and Notices and also two other sections one for food and the other for drink.
On the whole this is a very good book to taken on a trip and a excellent book to learn from, although writing Arabic could possibily be a bit more complicate!!