A Diamond in the Desert: Behind the Scenes in the World's Richest City

A Diamond in the Desert: Behind the Scenes in the World's Richest City

By: Jo Tatchell (author)Paperback

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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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About Author

Jo Tatchell is a journalist who writes on Middle Eastern culture for UK and US media including the Guardian. Her first book, NABEEL'S SONG, was published by Sceptre in 2006 and was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award.

Product Details

  • publication date: 18/02/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780340953402
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780340953402
  • weight: 244
  • ISBN10: 0340953403

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