Captain Shakespear: Desert exploration, Arabian intrigue and the rise of Ibn Sa‘ud

Captain William Shakespear was one of the first British officers to explore the Nejdi desert of the Arabian Peninsula. He provided London with valuable intelligence and cultivated a personal relationship with the Emir of Riyadh Ibn Sa’ud, laying the foundations for diplomatic relations with the emir, and later the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Coming soon…

£25.00

Shari’ah, Democracy and the Kuwaiti Constitution

The compelling study explores the relationship between the moral purposes of Islamic Shari’ah and the organisation of the ideal Muslim Society.

Ebraheem Duaij Al-Ebraheem Al-Sabah looks in detail at the origins of Shari’ah law and its similarities with Western legal thinking.

£35.00

Bedouin Weaving of Saudi Arabia and its Neighbours

Joy Hilden describes the weaving techniques of the Bedouin in the context of their transitional mode of life, as they adapt from their centuries-old nomadic existence to being both semi- and fully settled.

Available in hardback and paperback

£54.00£60.00

Birds in Oman

This colourful little book for mothers and toddlers introduces young readers to the many different varieties of birds that inhabit Oman. In English and Arabic.

In paperback

£6.00

Birdwatching Guide to Oman

A second book by experts Hanne and Jens Eriksen, this time also with Dave E. Sargeant, brings us the definitive guide to bird watching in Oman and includes stunning photography and location charts to track the birds.

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Blue Jackal and other tales from Islamic lands: Audiobook

The Blue Jackal and other tales are stories that children would hear from their parents and grandparents, each storyteller relating his or her own version. In this beautifully illustrated hardback book, these fables are re-told in a simple language that children can understand and enjoy.

First written down more than 2,500 years ago in an ancient Indian language called Sanskrit, these and other stories were included in a book called the Panchatantram fables. From India, travellers carried the stories to Iran, and then on to the Arabic-speaking world, where they formed part of a book called Kalila and Dimna.

This audiobook is narrated by Timothy Knapman.

Blue Jackal and other tales from Islamic lands: Audiobook (Arabic)

The Blue Jackal and other tales are stories that children would hear from their parents and grandparents, each storyteller relating his or her own version. In this beautifully illustrated hardback book, these fables are re-told in a simple language that children can understand and enjoy.

First written down more than 2,500 years ago in an ancient Indian language called Sanskrit, these and other stories were included in a book called the Panchatantram fables. From India, travellers carried the stories to Iran, and then on to the Arabic-speaking world, where they formed part of a book called Kalila and Dimna.

This audiobook is narrated by Timothy Knapman.

Catastrophes, Crashes and Crimes in the UAE with Civil Security Supplement

Catastrophes, Crashes and Crimes in the UAE: Newspaper articles of the 1970s

How do you guard against natural disasters, not to mention headless ghosts and UFOs?

Security is an issue for every country; this compilation of articles from the 1970s by Dr Athol Yates explores the UAE’s most testing moments. The accompanying Civil Security Supplement provides teaching material for Universities.

£30.00

Discovering the United Arab Emirates

Lavishly illustrated with photographs of people and places not on the tourist trail, Discovering the United Arab Emirates offers younger audiences a wealth of information in an easy, accessible manner. It is also an invaluable resource to schools and teachers, and prompts the reader to investigate and explore further.

In paperback

£15.99

Don’t Start from Here

MANY OF US FEEL ANGRY about banks and bankers. But why publish a book when there are so many learned papers on bank reform freely available on the web?

Answer: To combat white noise and cut to the chase.

In hardback

£8.99