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Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab States Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Arab States

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This extremely timely and helpful ready reference will familiarize all students and readers with the Gulf region and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Dubai, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, and Qatar. These states are bound by the desert culture, the Gulf, new oil economy, and Islam, to name some commonalities. Most Americans know something about the region, such as oases, dates, camels, oil, Bedouin tribes, and the legends of Lawrence of Arabia to Osama bin Laden. Islamic concepts and practices are still unfamiliar. On one extreme, Saudi Arabia, the cradle of Islam, has been largely closed off to Western tourists. On the other extreme, Dubai courts tourist dollars as it constructs modern architectural showcases. This is the first A-Z encyclopedia to focus on the Gulf, illuminating the land, people, religion, culture and traditions, institutions, economy, and much more for general readers. The more than 200 essay entries have a current focus with historical context as necessary.

The breadth of coverage means that this resource will be of use for a wide range of researchers and browsers. Besides individual entries on each state, major cities and regions are also profiled. The natural environment and human adaptation to it receives significant space. Islamic customs and rules and various interpretations are clearly explained. Essays on key public figures, institutions, major events, politics, and state structures and more also make this the first-choice resource for accurate information. Further reading accompanies per most entries. The contributors have mined sources often not available in English. A chronology, selected bibliography, and photos complement the text.

Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab States Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Arab States

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Culture and Customs of the Arab Gulf States

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Names such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been emerging in the world’s eye over the past decade as exotic hotspots, wealthy from oil production and advanced in the means of technology. However, at the same time, the Arab Gulf States have managed to maintain their traditional culture, adapting it to modern life. With complete coverage on Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates, Culture and Customs of the Arab Gulf States is a must-have for every high school and public library shelf. Clear and vivid descriptions of contemporary life in the Arab Gulf help students discover how traditions of the past have evolved into customs today. This exhaustive volume covers topics such as religion, festivals, cuisine, fashion, family life, literature, the media, and music, among many others. Up-to-date and comprehensive, this volume offers a unique and contemporary depiction of culture in some of the world’s wealthiest, up-and-coming nations.

Culture and Customs of the Arab Gulf States

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The New Gulf – How Modern Arabia is Changing the World for Good

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A new Gulf is rising one that will be radically different to the one we know. This book is about the economic, social and political transformation sweeping the 6 Gulf states of the GCC… Now the fastest growing part of the world economy.

This absorbing new publication provides a concise but complete description of the Arabian countries benefiting most from the affluence sweeping the Middle East in the 21st century. The New Gulf How Modern Arabia is Changing the World for Good focuses on the economic, social and political transformation sweeping the Gulf states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It provides a timely explanation of how the region was developed and the significant impact it will have on the world in the years to come.

The author, Edmund OSullivan, delves into Arabias past to narrate a remarkable story. It encompasses Adam and Eve, Alexander..Persians..Rome..Byzantium.. Islam..the Seljuks..Ottomans..Portuguese.,Dutch..British traders. Finally, he describes the dramas of the 20th C, incl. oil that made the Gulf one of the worlds most vital regions.

Turning to the present, he forecasts the 6 Arabian countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are set to become the sixth largest economy in the world by 2030. He predicts the civilization emerging in the New Gulf will help transform the wider region for the better, with profound and inspiring consequences.

OSullivan challenges the common assertion that the Gulf is a permanent source of political instability and that conflict in the region is inevitable. He foresees its growing affluence as having a profound, positive and irreversible impact on some of the biggest issues both the region and the world face in the 21st century.

Putting years of experience and specialized knowledge into a single volume, The New Gulf: How Modern Arabia is Changing the World for Good is essential reading for residents in – or visitors to – the Gulf.

The New Gulf – How Modern Arabia is Changing the World for Good

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Dubai spire: the mantle of the world’s tallest building will soon pass to the Burj Dubai, now rising up over the Gulf.: An article from: The Architectural Review

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This digital document is an article from The Architectural Review, published by EMAP Architecture on October 1, 2008. The length of the article is 481 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Dubai spire: the mantle of the world’s tallest building will soon pass to the Burj Dubai, now rising up over the Gulf.
Author: Gale Reference Team
Publication: The Architectural Review (Magazine/Journal)
Date: October 1, 2008
Publisher: EMAP Architecture
Volume: 224 Issue: 1340 Page: 81(3)

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Dubai spire: the mantle of the world’s tallest building will soon pass to the Burj Dubai, now rising up over the Gulf.: An article from: The Architectural Review

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Life in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the second largest city in the UAE and serves as a seat for UAE Government. It has grown to be a cosmopolitan city and is one of the most advanced cities in Arab today. Being the capital of UAE, it is the center of political, industrial, cultural and commercial activities of the country. The number of jobs in Abu Dhabi is huge and the lifestyle offered is excellent, thus, making it one of the best Gulf cities for expatriates to work in. It is always suggested that if one is planning to acquire a job in Abu Dhabi or in any other Gulf city, one should gather more information about the city’s culture and lifestyle. One needs to know about the kind of accommodation, transportation system, cost of living, education for children, city whereabouts, important locations, etc. before arriving in the city. It becomes more vital to be conscious of the know how of the city if one relocates with family, in order to settle down comfortably and adapt to the city’s requirements. Abu Dhabi has a great strategic importance in UAE and enjoys nearly 9% of world’s oil reserves.

The economy of the country is thus heavily dependent on oil and gas industry. Most of the people who wish to join a company in Abu Dhabi land up with a job in oil and gas sector. It being the largest of all industries, the foreign workforce has grown considerably in the last ten years. Employment options in other sectors are also coming up like jobs in banking, jobs in hospitality, jobs in IT and jobs in healthcare. A large number of trained and skilled personnel are hired in such industries from across the world, chiefly from countries like India, Philippines, UK and other European nations. The presence of varied nationalities in the city gives life in Abu Dhabi a cosmopolitan touch and an eclectic appeal. One can apply for Jobs in Abu Dhabi through Gulf news classifieds or even online through recruitment companies, consultants and agencies.

Abu Dhabi is a ninety minutes drive from Dubai but is much more peaceful than the Dubai state. It is a beautiful Middle Eastern city with a lot of vibrancy and dynamism. Abu Dhabi offers a welcoming atmosphere to the foreign workforce by presenting a modern yet culturally focused lifestyle. It is a perfect place to spend time with your family under warmth and luxury. The climate is generally pleasant and the bright sun can be seen throughout the year. Temperature is mildest from October to April with scorching heat and high levels of humidity in summers. The cities in Gulf like Abu Dhabi, Doha, Bahrain, etc are popular among expatriates for their lucrative jobs with high salaries and welcoming lifestyle. The cost of living in Abu Dhabi is not very high since facilities of accommodation and transportation are generally sponsored by the employer.

The only mode of travel in the city is by road, one has to either hire a cab or take a bus to reach other parts of the city. One can even buy own vehicles as buying and selling of cars is convenient in Abu Dhabi. The office PRO offers great help in providing details of the life in Abu Dhabi. For accommodation, the only option available to expatriates is of renting the property. This is because the government discourages the outsiders from buying property in the city unlike in Dubai. It is recommended that before taking up Abu Dhabi jobs, one must check if accommodation is paid or not as living on one’s own can turn out to be an expensive deal. Abu Dhabi is a safe city for women but they are advised to dress modestly to avoid inviting unnecessary attention. It, in fact, provides various sources of recreation with an active night life that lets one enjoy movies, clubbing, games or some other interests. The crime rate of the city is also very low. Abu Dhabi can be an ultimate place to live and work on one’s own term and conditions.

Deepika Bansal writes on behalf of NaukriGulf.com, a leading job portal for jobs in Gulf Region, Jobs in Abu Dhabi, Middle East jobs. Naukri.com’s foray into the Middle East is an Endeavour to provide established client base with services that best meet their international requirements as well as expand our operations on to a global arena.

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