The Nabataeans: A Brief History of Petra and Madain Saleh

The Nabataeans were ancient peoples of Arabia, whose civilization was headquartered at Petra, ‘the rose red city half as old as time’. Their loosely controlled trading network covered the borderland between Syria and Arabia, from the Euphrates to the Red Sea…

In paperback

£14.95

The Holy Cities, the Pilgrimage and the World of Islam

Tracing the history behind the rise of the Islamic world’s great pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina, this account proceeds from the earliest traditions to the fall of the Ottoman Empire. From there the discussion turns to the short-lived Hashemite Kingdom and the establishment of the writ of the Saud over the two Holy Cities in 1925.

In paperback

£19.95

A Soldier in Arabia

A Soldier in Arabia reveals the behind-the-scenes story of the events which led up to and followed the creation of the present-day United Arab Emirates in December 1971 followed, a few months later, with Ras Al Khaimah joining the Federation. Soldier and adventurer David Neild was the youngest officer to serve in the legendary Trucial Oman Scouts when he joined them at the age of only 20 in 1959.

In 1968 Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, with whom Neild had formed a good working relationship, called on Neild to set up and command a national defence force for the Sheikhdom, with the rank of Lt Colonel. In hardback.

£9.95

Mleiha: The Unwritten History

Over the past 40 years, archaeological surveys and excavations in the Mleiha inland basin have shed much light on the diversity and richness of the human societies that have flourished there over many thousands of years. So far no other landscape in south-east Arabia has yielded so much information about its pre- and proto-history.

The Emirate of Sharjah today takes great pride in its role as a centre for culture, the arts and civilized values. The publication of this book has been timed to coincide with the opening of the new Mleiha Visitor Centre as a focal point for all those wanting to find out more about the civilizations that once flourished in this unique area.

Also available in Arabic  

In hardback

£25.00

Mleiha: The Unwritten History (Arabic)

Over the past 40 years, archaeological surveys and excavations in the Mleiha inland basin have shed much light on the diversity and richness of the human societies that have flourished there over many thousands of years. So far no other landscape in south-east Arabia has yielded so much information about its pre- and proto-history.

The Emirate of Sharjah today takes great pride in its role as a centre for culture, the arts and civilized values. The publication of this book has been timed to coincide with the opening of the new Mleiha Visitor Centre as a focal point for all those wanting to find out more about the civilizations that once flourished in this unique area.

Also available in English

In hardback.

£25.00
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Discovering Qatar

Evolved from a series of features on the archaeology, natural history and traditional life of Qatar, this is a thoroughly updated edition of this bestselling book, with new and improved illustrations.

Additional topics include whale sharks and the huge progress by archaeologists. Discovering Qatar reflects the author’s enthusiasm for the country and readers will enjoy learning more about the ‘real’ Qatar.

Available in hardback and paperback

£8.95£30.00
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Discovering Islamic Art

For the first time a door has been opened to invite younger children to enter the world of Islamic art – and what a world it is: one of beauty and inventiveness, spiritual depth and exquisite artistry.

Every page is generously illustrated and with each topic is an activity sheet to encourage further engagement.

This will not only appeal to young readers, but is also designed with parents and teachers in mind.

In paperback.

Buy in the United Arab Emirates.

£10.00 £7.95

Sharifa: The Story of an Arabian horse

This delightful children’s tale tells of a man’s love for his horse, the jealousy of his servant and the theft by bandits of his precious Arabian.

In paperback.

Buy in the United Arab Emirates.

£6.00

The Son of a Duck is a Floater

Part of the popular proverb series, The Son of a Duck is a Floater is a selection of sayings from the Gulf region and joins its sister titles, Apricots Tomorrow and Unload your own Donkey.

These collections of popular wisdom, wittily illustrated by the cartoonist Kathryn Lamb, are books to browse through, smile at and learn from. Each book contains over 100 proverbs from all over the Arab world. Primrose Arnander and Ashkhain Skipwith are both formerly resident in the Middle East.

Our other proverb books.

In hardback

£9.95
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Apricots Tomorrow

Part of the popular Proverb Series, Apricots Tomorrow is a selection of sayings from the Gulf region and joins its sister titles, The Son of a Duck is a Floater and Unload your own Donkey.

These collections of popular wisdom, wittily illustrated by the cartoonist Kathryn Lamb, are books to browse through, smile at and learn from.

Each book contains over 100 proverbs from all over the Arab world. Primrose Arnander and Ashkhain Skipwith are both formerly resident in the Middle East.

In hardback.

Our other proverb books.

£9.95 £5.95