Published: January 2007
Learn More
In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Callan, Lou. Lonely Planet: Dubai. Lonely Planet Publications, 2000.

Ghareeb, Edmund, and Ibrahim Al Abed. Perspectives on the United Arab Emirates. Trident Press Ltd., 1997.

Saunders, David. Dubai: The Arabian Dream. I. B. Tauris, 2006.

Time Out: Dubai, Abu Dhabi & the UAE. Time Out Guides, 2005.

NGS Resources

Christ, Costas. "Desert Deluxe." National Geographic Adventure (March 2006), 32.

"The Middle East and Asia." National Geographic Traveler (October 2004), 98-120.

Abercrombie, Thomas J. "The Persian Gulf—Living in Harm's Way." National Geographic (May 1988), 648-71.

Putman, John J. "The Arab World, Inc.: Who Are Those Oil-Rich Arabs, and What Are They Doing With All that Money?" National Geographic (October 1975), 494-533.

Codrai, Ronald. "Desert Sheikdoms of Arabia's Pirate Coast: In Trucial Oman's Principalities, Cradled by Seas of Sand and Salt, Camels, Dates and Pearls Support a Fiercely Independent People." National Geographic (July 1956), 65-104.