The Holy Cities of Arabia

Few British Explorers in Arabia have produced books whose importance as travelogues is transcended by their literary quality. One such is The Holy Cities of Arabia, published to critical acclaim in 1928, with its author hailed as a worthy successor to Burckhardt, Burton and Doughty.

In hardback

£40.00

The Journey from Salalah to Bethlehem

Mustafa is back with a story about his ancestor in this retelling of the Biblical tale of the Three Kings who followed the bright Northern star and discovered the baby Jesus.

In paperback

£6.00

The Pearl Diver

This delightful story, carefully researched from oral and written sources – some dating from more than 150 years ago – offers an insight into the way of life that sustained the Arabian Gulf right up until the discovery of oil.

The winning charm of Patricia Al Fakhri’s watercolours combine with Julia Johnson’s narrative to make The Pearl Diver a perennial favourite with children aged 8 to 12.

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£9.95£12.99

The Principles of Arab Navigation

The Principles of Arab Navigation is an entertaining and informative look at how the Arab, Persian and Indian communities have navigated their way across the seas in search of adventure and better trade routes. Compiled by six of the best scholars specialising in maritime and Arab culture, this book is a must-have for nautical enthusiasts.

In hardback

£35.00

The Salukis in My Life

The Salukis in My Life: From the Arab World to China is part-memoir, part-travelogue, and explores in lively and unprecedented detail the history and significance of the Saluki across the world.

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£22.95

The Sanusi’s Little War

This is the exciting story of a forgotten war, fought out on the fringe of the great First World War campaigns. At its centre stands Sayyid Ahmad al-Sharif, the Grand Sanusi, a charismatic Arab leader caught between the rival war aims of the Turco-German alliance and the British Empire.

In hardback

£25.00

The Secret of the Cave

A beautiful, haunting and mysterious tale for children aged 7+.  Winner of the International Children’s Book category at Sharjah Children’s Book Awards 2019.

In paperback. 

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£5.99

The Voyages of Shabab Oman

Shabab Oman is the only tall ship to win the coveted Cutty Sark Trophy six times. Over a period of 20 years, Chris Biggins, the English captain of the Shabab Oman, and her Omani crew took the Sultanate’s famous tall ship around the world, spreading the spirit of international goodwill as unofficial ambassadors of Oman.

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In hardback

£20.00

This is Oman

Easy-to-read travel guide packed full of facts delivers useful information without having to trawl through volumes of documents to get to the key points of interest.

In hardback

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£16.00

Trucial States 1959-1962

Rare photographs in colour and black and white provide a glimpse of life in the region before the hustle and bustle of today, often comparing historical life with modern life in the same setting.

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In hardback

£20.00