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The Road to Ubar

The Road to Ubar

Finding the Atlantis of the Sands

  • Author: Nicholas Clapp
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780547349497
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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No one thought that Ubar, the most fabled city of ancient Arabia, would ever be found-if it even existed. Buried in the desert without a trace, it had become known as "the Altantis of the Sands." Many had searched for Ubar, including Lawrence of Arabia. Then in the 1980s, Nicholas Clapp, a documentary filmmaker and amateur archaeologist, stumbled on the legend of the lost city while poring over historical manuscripts. Filled with overwhelming curiosity, he led two expeditions to Arabia with a team that included space scientists and geologists. The discovery of Ubar was front-page news across the world and was heralded by Time as one of three major scientific events of the year.

The Rough Guide to Oman

The Rough Guide to Oman

  • Author: Gavin Thomas
  • Publisher: Rough Guides UK
  • ISBN: 1409350657
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 248
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Oman is one of the world's most exciting emerging tourist destinations-offering a genuine taste of old Arabia and an oasis of traditional culture amidst the frantically modernizing Gulf states. The country boasts a string of captivating attractions. Scenically, it's one of the region's most memorable destinations, from the craggy uplands of the Hajar mountains to the spectacular fjords of the Musandam peninsula and the dramatic dunes of the Wahiba Sands. Culturally, the country boasts a variety of absorbing sights, ranging from the traditional souks of Muscat, Nizwa, and Salalah to the atmospheric mudbrick towns and towering forts of the interior. The new Rough Guide to Oman is the first in-depth guide to this fascinating country, complete with detailed coverage of all sights, new state-of-the-art maps, and practical information including comprehensively road-tested information about driving and walking routes both on and off the beaten track. Originally published in print in 2011. Now available in ePub format.

Insight Guides Oman & the UAE (Travel Guide eBook)

Insight Guides Oman & the UAE (Travel Guide eBook)

  • Author: Insight Guides
  • Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
  • ISBN: 178005548X
  • Category: Travel
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Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure Insight Guide Oman and the UAE is an essential guide to two jewels of the Middle East, brought to life with hundreds of evocative photographs. Our inspirational Best of Oman and the UAE section highlights the countries' unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip, and our selective listings bring you the best restaurants and activities on offer. Lavish magazine-style features offer a unique insight into contemporary life in Oman and the UAE, from religion to sports to expatriate communities. A detailed Places section, with full-colour maps cross-referenced to the lively narrative written by our local author, guides you around the two countries, from the skyscrapers of Dubai to the remote wilderness of Oman's Empty Quarter. Inside Insight Guide Oman and the UAE: A fully-overhauled edition. Stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings these enchanting countries and their people to life. Highlights of the countries' top attractions, including awe-inspiring architecture, bustling souqs, remote wadis, and monumental forts in our Best of Oman and the UAE. Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole of both countries from ultra-modern cities to time-warped mudbrick mountain villages. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best restaurants. Free app for every customer. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Oman

Oman

  • Author: Tony Walsh,Diana Darke
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
  • ISBN: 1784770205
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 360
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Bradt's is the most up-to-date and informative guide to Oman, the Arabian peninsula's most welcoming destination, fully revised and updated by an author who has been living in Oman and Arabia since 1986. Oman is finally reaping the economic benefit of its location between Europe, Africa and Asia with substantial investment in major shipping ports and significant expansion of the national airline with new routes to Western Europe and East Asia. Despite being at the crossroads of great trade routes and empires, Oman has remained an independent country through much of its long history, and today tourism and travel are a major focus for Oman's government. This new edition covers the recent substantial investment in new airport facilities and upmarket accommodation and also features the historic UNESCO towns of Samharam and Al Balid. If you want to live like a local, the guide also tells you how to slow cook the traditional spiced meat shuwa and how to be a perfect guest if invited into an Omani home. Oman is not merely a desert. While it has the classic sand seas - Wihibah Sands - home to the nomadic Bedouin and their camels, this sultanate also boasts lush monsoon-soaked valleys near Salalah, mountain villages surrounded by green terraced fields of fruit trees and rose bushes, and the reef-fringed Ad Dimaniyyat Islands. With such a varied wilderness there is huge scope for adventure. Oman is increasingly perceived as a high-end cultural destination. The new Opera House has opened, directly supported by the Sultan, with top-notch international performers like Placido Domingo. The guide includes advice on property buying, since Omani law changed to allow expatriates to buy, explaining the rules and regulations. There is also a detailed overview of language schools teaching Arabic, not found in other guides. With advice on cultural etiquette, basic Arabic phrases and political history - as well as full practical information on where to stay and eat, and what to see and do - this fully updated edition remains the essential guide for travellers looking to discover the real Oman.

Oman

Oman

  • Author: Diana Darke,Sandra Shields
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
  • ISBN: 9781841621685
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 280
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The modern coastal city of Muscat provides a gateway to scuba diving, dhow cruising and turtle watching, whilst the ancient inner regions provide ideal terrain to take a 4WD through wadis or desert. Some of the most luxurious hotels in the Middle East are in Oman, so this guide is suitable for up-market travellers and backpackers alike.

Die dunklen Anfänge

Die dunklen Anfänge

neue Forschungen zur Entstehung und frühen Geschichte des Islam

  • Author: Karl-Heinz Ohlig,Gerd-R. Puin
  • Publisher: Verlag Hans Schiler
  • ISBN: 3899301285
  • Category: Islam
  • Page: 406
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Mercator's World

Mercator's World

The Magazine of Maps, Atlases, Globes, and Charts

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Atlases
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817). [Continued as] The Intellectual repository and New Jerusalem magazine. Enlarged ser., vol.1-28

The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817). [Continued as] The Intellectual repository and New Jerusalem magazine. Enlarged ser., vol.1-28

  • Author: New Church gen. confer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Assyrian Discoveries

Assyrian Discoveries

An Account of Explorations and Discoveries on the Site of Nineveh, During 1873 and 1874

  • Author: George Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nineveh (Ancient city)
  • Page: 461
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Time

Time

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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