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Dubai in a World of Flows

on archnet.org The author examines how Dubai has developed its urban infrastructure to become a world city. (Note: This links directly to a PDF, so p...

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Dubai's Hotel Boom Has Designer Labels

With new five-star hotels opening in Dubai each month, some operators are hoping that brand loyalty and a dose of fashion will set them apart from th...

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City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism

on Amazon Examines the transformation of the city from a small fishing village in the 1950s to a modern metropolis. By Jim Krane.

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Architecture as Symbol and Self-Identity

on archnet.org A thoughtful compilation on symbolism in Islamic architecture by the leaders in the field. (Note: This links directly to a PDF, so ple...

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Arabian Sands

on Amazon Having spent five years exploring and wandering the deserts of Arabia, the British author (1910-2003) provides deep insights into the nomad...

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Another Dubai Superlative: Inside The New No. 1 International Airport

Located in the middle of the desert, DXB airport now surpasses London's Heathrow in international travelers. Part museum, part high-end shopping gall...

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Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange

on Amazon Dating from at least a millennium ago, these are the earliest-known Arabic short stories. Resembling those in The Arabian Nights, these cha...

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Engineering the World’s Tallest – Burj Dubai (Khalifa)

In this informative technical paper, the team of architects-engineers with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) — the firm responsible for the ...

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Windcatchers of Dubai

on 99percentinvisible.org A windcatcher is a traditional Persian architectural element found across the Middle East, especially in Dubai's old neighb...

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How To Tie An Arabic Scarf Emirati Gulf Style

A step-by-step guide to tying a Emirati style headscarf (shemagh) for men.

Get To Know Dubai, UAE

Castle in the Air

The esteemed architecture critic examines the world's tallest building. By Paul Goldberger.

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Toward an Architecture in the Spirit of Islam

on archnet.org A compilation that examines the nature of the Islamic city and its constituent parts. (Note: This links directly to a PDF, so please b...

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City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism

on Amazon Examines the transformation of the city from a small fishing village in the 1950s to a modern metropolis. By Jim Krane.

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Arabian Sands

on Amazon Having spent five years exploring and wandering the deserts of Arabia, the British author (1910-2003) provides deep insights into the nomad...

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Dubai: The Vulnerability of Success

on Amazon Vividly chronicles the city's rise from tiny fishing and pearling village to global metropolis. By Christopher Davidson.

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In Dubai, Shoppers Hit The Malls For "White Friday"

Listen on npr.org Many in the international city of Dubai celebrated Thanksgiving and then went shopping. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent ...

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Don't swear on WhatsApp in UAE

Listen on soundcloud BBC Arabic's Rihab Khatab and Dubai journalist James Bishop on the $68K swearing fine.

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Inside the Emirati sha’bi house

Listen on soundcloud Nick Leech discusses the sha’bi house, low-cost housing that transformed the lives of Emiratis.

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Windcatchers of Dubai

on 99percentinvisible.org A windcatcher is a traditional Persian architectural element found across the Middle East, especially in Dubai's old neighb...

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