Présentation de l'éditeur
Grand ruins of empire, cities of glass and steel - these indisputable treasures of Arabia are easily matched by simple pleasures: a desert breeze, the haunting call to prayer or kahwa (coffee) with strangers Inspirational images, city walks and recommendations from our expert authorsPlanning features and top itineraries to help you plan the perfect tripLocal secrets and hidden travel gems that will make your trip uniquePLUS Expats Planning feature, full-colour feature on the Hajj, Islam Understand feature and Safe Travel tips Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Understand and Survival chapters
Biographie de l'auteur
Jenny Walker's first involvement with Arabia was as a student, collecting butterflies for her father's book on entomology in Saudi Arabia. Subsequent academic studies in the perception of the Arabic Orient in English literature resulted in an undergraduate dissertation (Stirling University), postgraduate thesis (Oxford University) and ongoing PhD studies (Nottingham Trent University). Resident in Oman for 15 years, where she is an Associate Dean at the Caledonian University College of Engineering, Jenny has written extensively on the Middle East for Lonely Planet and other publications, and co-authored Off-Road in the Sultanate of Oman with her husband, Sam Owen. Her travels in over 100 countries extend from Uruguay to Mongolia. Jenny also wrote the Plan Your Trip, Understand and Survival sections.