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Hi, this is Sunil with my Dubai book review...

This is a short list of my strongly recommended books on Dubai.

I have been studying Dubai and its transformation since 1999 and have found these to be the best and most comprehensive resources published on Dubai.

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Here is a list of the best of the best resources on Dubai from my experience. Click on each one to read my review.


Of all these I most recommend the 60 minute DVD interview of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and All Things Dubai for a full taste of what Dubai is all about, where it stands and where it is headed.

I have also developed my own rating system and have given each of the books I’ve rated between 1-3 stars depending on how much I liked them. I have not read or seen the ones with no ratings.

| Most Recommended You must get it | *** Very Good | ** Good | * Average |


Books

(Most Recommended) All things Dubai

*** Dubai job secrets

*** Time Out Dubai

*** Dubai – The Vulnerability of Success

*** Dubai Architecture & Design

*** Dubai Red Tape

** Dubai Explorer – The Complete Resident’s Guide (Living & Working for Expats)

** Top 10 Dubai and Abu Dhabi (Travel Guide)

** Dubai & Co. Global Strategies for Doing Business in the Gulf States

* Cool Restaurants Dubai

* Rough Guide Directions to Dubai

* Lonely Planet Dubai Encounter

DVDs

(Most Recommended) 60 minutes – Dubai, Inc.

*** ABC News 20/20 Dark Side of Dubai

** 60 Minutes - On The Waterfront (February 26, 2006)

** Extreme Engineering Dubai Ski Resort

** EXTRAVAGANZA Burj Al Arab


Books (Not Reviewed by Me)

UAE - Culture Smart (Guide to Customs and Etiquette)

The Dubai City Guide

Dubai Millenium - A Vision Realized; A Dream Lost Excellent Reviews

Images of Dubai & the UAE Excellent Reviews for Imagery

Dubai Discovered Good Reviews

Frommer's Dubai

LUXE - Dubai City Guide

Tears on the Sand

Understanding Arabs - A Guide for Modern Times

Living & Working in the Gulf - How to Succeed in Arab Culture

Success Secrets to Maximize Business in the UAE

Architecture in the Emirates

Dubai Chic - Hotels, Resorts, Restaurants, Shops, Spas, Golf

Dubai Travel Pack

Opportunity Dubai - Making a Fortune in the Middle East

Dubai Insight - Step by Step

Telling Tales - An Oral History of Dubai Excellent Reviews

Setting up in Dubai - A Business Investor's Guide Excellent Reviews for Business Resource

Dubai: Life & Times

From The Desert To The Derby: Inside the Ruling Family of Dubai's Billion-Dollar Quest to Win America's Greatest Horse Race Good Reviews

Emirati Women in Dubai: Navigating Cultural Change

Dubai Business Law Handbook Must Have for any White Collar Professional

Family Explorer - Abu Dhabi & Dubai

Financial Services Regulations in the Middle East A Must Have for Financial Services Professionals

Beautiful Images of Dubai

Buying a Home in Dubai, Egypt & the Gulf States: A Survival Handbook

Dubai Creek - Past & Present

Dubai: An emerging urbanity? (Planning, History and Environment Series)

Living & Working in Dubai Reviewed as one of the Best Dubai Guides!

Dubai Explorer

Sand to Silicon: Achieving Rapid Growth Lessons from Dubai Rave Reviews

Now & Then Dubai (Our Earth)

Reflections of Dubai

Gates of Dubai

DVDs (Not Reviewed by Me)

Modern Times Wonders - Burj Al Arab Dubai

Dubai DVD Video

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