Hello Dubai

Hello Dubai

Ex-pat Excess in the Emirates

Book - 2011
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Seven-star hotels, indoor skiing and illicit all-night parties. Welcome to Dubai. Dubai transformed overnight from a quiet Arabian port into a hub of global trade and finance and quickly became the new ex-pat paradise. At the height of the emirate's economic boom, scores of British flocked there to bask in the sweltering heat and to enjoy a life of excess fuelled by high wages and non-existent taxes. But when the economic crisis put the wind up global capitalism, Dubai came to be seen as the emblem of a rotten world. Dubai was brash. Dubai was exploitative. Dubai, in short, was plain bloody horrible. In Hello Dubai, Joe Gennett embarks on a quest to discover just what Dubai really is.
Publisher: London :, Simon & Schuster,, [2011]
©2010
Branch Call Number: 953.5 BEN
Characteristics: ix, 260 pages ;,20 cm.
Custom Field2: "Skiing, sand and shopping in the world's weirdest city"--Cover.

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