Dubai examines this small emirate with admirable even-handedness and good humour... Krane also writes movingly of the conditions of the Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi workers who have built Dubai.James Drummond
Jim Krane traces the fascinating and long overlooked history of this city... in prose as spare and enchanting as a desert fairy tale.
A well researched and gripping tale of how... the city was transformed from a pre-modern hideout for smugglers and pirates
Engagingly written and sympathetic to its subject... Dubai will be a welcome addition to the cabin baggage of the many western visitors to the Emirates
Jim Krane's breathless style complements his subject: Dubai is a city that has arisen impetuously and incoherently, its shape shifting as incessantly as the desert sands on which it is built.
Times Literary Supplement
Full of engaging anecdotes
Packed with detail and colour, Dubai explores the city's remarkable history, bringing it to life and confronting its controversies.Dr Christopher Davidson, author of 'Dubai: The Vulnerability of Success'