A DIAMOND IN THE DESERT: Behind the Scenes in the World\'s Richest City

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    Barely forty years ago, Abu Dhabi was a fishing village on the Arabian Gulf. Now the capital of the United Arab Emirates, its citizens are each worth $17 million, it holds major stakes in Western economies, and has money to burn. In this timely, revealing and evocative portrait of a global player, Jo Tatchell traces the emirate's dramatic development and the sometimes ruinous effect of extreme wealth on its people and their desert culture. And as its rulers fund another giant leap forward, she probes behind the official facade to examine whether this secretive and controlled society can realise its breathtaking plans to transform relations between East and West.

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    Number of Pages: 304
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780340953402
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    Listed in: Middle Eastern history
    Publishers: Sceptre, Sceptre, Sceptre, Sceptre, Sceptre, Sceptre

    Books by Jo Tatchell

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