Beyond Dubai: Seeking Lost Cities in the Emirates by David Millar
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Beyond Dubai is a light-hearted journey around the Emirates in search of its past—encountering smugglers, fire-starting genies, loved-up camels, and a mysterious mountain tribe along the way. In addition to exploring the UAE's lost cities, ancient civilizations and hidden treasures, this book also tells the extraordinary tale of how climate change transformed a once-fertile grassland into the starkly beautiful desert that it is today.
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'Beyond Dubai is an excellent introduction to the country. I hope it will be well and widely read.' Peter Hellyer, Tribulus
'A compelling read showing a surprising side of Dubai' Current World Archaeology
'This is the book that has been missing from the Dubai travel literature... a breath of fresh air.' Gazelle
'Part travel memoir, part history book ... littered with anecdotes and observations about modern life in the Emirates.'
'This is a book that will appeal hugely to expats in the UAE or holiday makers interested in going beyond the beaches ... a light read that makes its subject accessible and enjoyable.'
Alexander McNabb, Fake Plastic Souks
'A lighthearted and accessible read... Millar's fascination for the archaeology of the Emirates is genuine and palpable.' Ancient History
Beyond Dubai is ranked "#1 Bestseller in UAE Travel books" by Amazon UK: