An international port city and desert oasis, Dubai is one of the most important metropolises in the Middle East. After humble beginnings in pearl diving, fishing and trading, Dubai has now eclipsed its historic origins. Dubai is the most populous of the seven emirates united by founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in 1971. It's a treasure trove of the best, biggest and brightest architects, attracting stars like Zaha Hadid, Foster + Partners and Santiago Calatrava. Dubai's skyline includes the world's tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, the massive Dubai Mall, the seven-star Burj Al Arab hotel, and Dubai International Airport-the ultimate extravaganza.
Dubai Wonder guides readers through this historically rich city with its cultural diversity and distinct neighborhoods, Deira, home to the Khor Dubai, a river that for decades was the foundation of Dubai's economy dependent on pearl diving and fishing; Al Quoz, the cultural heart of the city; the Dubai International Financial Centre; and Jumeirah, a predominantly residential district that is home to the emirate's famous coastal resorts.
Details: 296 pages over 200 illustrations English language Published September 2021 Size: 33.5 x 25 x 3.4 cm ISBN: 978-1-64980-023-7