Lonely Planet Dubai Encounter Guide Book

  • ISBN13: 9781741047653
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Product Description
What Will Your Dubai Encounter Be?

…skiing on the world’s first indoor black run (p98)
…commissioning a special gold ring at a market price (p17)
…spending hours doing nothing at a Jumeirah beach resort (p120)
…kicking back with a beer, a sea breeze and a view of the Gulf at sunset (p119)
…reclining on cushions and smoking sheesha (p124)
…clearing your head in the Arabian desert (p122)

Discover Twice the City in Half the Time…

…navigate easily with a fully indexed street map plus detailed neighborhood maps
…local authors share their passion for the very best in shopping, dining, clubbing and relaxing
…take the hassle out of daily planning with unique thematic itineraries
…go straight to the source: foodie tips from Gordon Ramsay’s sommelier, shopping hints from a boutique owner.

Lonely Planet Dubai Encounter

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5 thoughts on “Lonely Planet Dubai Encounter Guide Book

  1. This books brings a good overview of the city (although I haven’t been there yet) with nice quick tips and facts that usually go unoticed on other travel books.

    It lacks however a better map and visual image of the city as a whole.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. Of all the LP books I’ve read (probably 30 or 40), this is my least favorite. The authors seem to be working way too hard to sound hip and cool and impress their readers to produce an interesting book for travel addicts. Perhaps they’ve just been into Dubai a bit too long and have bought into the hype…
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. My ‘5 stars’ are for Dubai. I’m one of the authors and lived in the UAE for almost 8 years. I guess we do believe the hype, because we’ve lived it. Dubai is an extraordinary city, the country offers one of the best lifestyles in the world, and the Emirati people – Dubai locals in particular – are incredibly dynamic, funny, laidback, hospitable and tolerant. Having travelled all over the world (to over 50 countries) and recently moved to Europe, Dubai remains one of my favorite cities.

    I’d rather not risk repeating what’s in our books, but it’s true that Dubai has glorious year-round weather (if you like it hot), access to some truly spectactular desert and mountain scenery, some of the world’s best shopping (souqs, malls and a growing number of independent stores), restaurants, bars and hotels (and I’m not referring to Burj Al Arab), and a culture that is comprised of both the local and traditional, contemporary and multicultural, that is hybrid and mobile, fresh and alive. Unfortunately, however, we’ve been just as guilty as the next writers in focussing too much on the city’s sun, sand and shopping. Fed up with people criticising the city as being souless (which we know it isn’t) and without culture (which we know it has – many complex layers of local, regional and world cultures, in addition to a growing and buzzy arts scene) – in our update of this guide, we try to introduce people to the ‘real Dubai’ and ‘backstreet Dubai’ via boxed texts and walking tours that will take visitors off the beaten track. We’re hoping these will guide travellers to get beyond the hype and experience more than the beach, desert safaris and malls, and taste a little of the real Dubai – the Dubai that keeps many expatriates in the city so long, and lures vistors back to the city time and time again.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. LP hits another grand slam. I have not bought one LP that wasn’t great. I own about 12.

    Keep up the good work.

    This one has alot of great information on this amazing city. The maps are a little dated, but what can you expect when youa re mapping the fastest growing city in the world.
    Rating: 4 / 5

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