Dubai Dreams: Inside the Kingdom of Bling
- ISBN13: 9781857885279
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Dubai has become the watchword for all things new, glittering and very bling– a billionaire’s dreamworld and a haven for international expatriates promising a fantasy land of tax-free fun, sun and sin. But behind the glitz are the stories of the myriad of people who inhabit this near-fabled kingdom.
From ski slopes to souks, seven-star hotels to immigrant labor camps, Dubai i s a city state of extremes. Raymond Barrett has been there, seen it and written about it in this eye-opening portrait of the real Dubai. He encounters a dizzy melange of expatriates– Iranians, Ethiopians, Indians, Afghans, Chinese, and British– and tells the emirate’s real, uncensored stories.
Will the Dubai dream turn to dust and reveal the oasis to be a shimmering mirage? Is i s a plastic Arabia or an authentic 21st-century success story?
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