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UAE - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Paperback)

UAE - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture By John Walsh, Culture Smart! Cover Image
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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.

About the Author

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781857338744
ISBN-10: 185733874X
Publisher: Kuperard
Publication Date: June 21st, 2018
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Culture Smart!