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UAE - Culture Smart!
UAE - Culture Smart!

UAE - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!

TRAVEL

168 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $12.99 (US $12.99) (CA $16.99)

Publication Date: June 2018

ISBN 9781857338744

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Kuperard (Jun 2018)

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Overview

Offering invaluable information and illustrations to help travelers understand a country’s people and avoid cultural faux pas

Full of people who aim to combine the ancient and the modern, the UAE is an extremely rewarding place to visit. Set on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Gulf, the country was once a poor desert land, a confederation of tribal sheikhdoms on the periphery of the Arab world, subsisting on pearl diving and fishing. It was a British protectorate until independence in 1971, after which seven of the sheikhdoms united to form a federation, the UAE. The discovery of oil in the 1950s transformed the country’s fortunes, and the UAE today is a land of contrasts—embracing skyscrapers, high-tech communications, and luxury hotels, while conservative values and religion remain strong. The UAE is a major player in the shifting alliances of the Middle East and the war against radical Islam, simultaneously seeking a global leadership position while maintaining its social systems and slowly integrating women into public life without violating its core beliefs.

Reviews

"Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers." —Sunday Times Travel


"The perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries." —Global Travel 


"Full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas." —Observer

Author Biography

John Walsh is an Assistant Professor in Marketing and Communication at Shinawatra University in Bangkok and has written extensively for journals, encyclopedias, and non-academic publications.