The city-states of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are two of the most dazzling and dynamic places on earth, combining incredible architecture with unbeatable shopping, cuisine and nightlife plus a rich cultural heritage. Smart Guide Dubai & Abu Dhabi lets you explore these pearls of the Middle East, with its unique A-Z format helping you get the best out of the cities. This pocket-sized encyclopedia of local knowledge is packed with listings organised by everything from architecture to shopping, so you can pick and choose how to spend your time - whether that's finding the hottest bar or restaurant, enjoying a leisurely dhow cruise, shopping up a storm at the Dubai Mall or taking in a breathtaking landscape on a desert safari. It's all served up alongside beautiful pictures and detailed mapping. Culture isn't forgotten, with chapters on festivals, history, museums and galleries and film, music, literature, dance and theatre. Sections on essential information and transport help your visit go smoothly.