Dubai Wonder by Assouline
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Discovering the glory of Dubai has never been easier with Assouline's new book, Dubai Wonder. This spectacular volume takes readers on a journey through the diverse and vibrant city, uncovering its captivating history along with its thrilling modern offerings.
An international port city in the Middle East and desert oasis, Dubai started out modestly in the industries of pearl diving, fishing, and trading before developing into one of the most important cities in the region. Founded by Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan back in 1971 and now consisting of seven emirates, it has drawn stars of architecture like Zaha Hadid and Foster + Partners to create some glittering landmarks from Burj Khalifa – the world's tallest tower - to Burj Al Arab as well as extravagant airports like Dubai International Airport.
Dubai Wonder pays special attention to some interesting districts, such as Deira, which was reliant upon Khor Dubai creek for pearl diving and fishing; Al Quoz is known for being the cultural heart of this magical place. Jumeirah is a largely residential district featuring luxury resorts. Plus, there's a lively art scene with numerous galleries located at the Art Dubai fair or Alserkal Avenue warehouses. Of course, no tour would be complete without taking readers inside Expo 2020, tagged as 'the grandest world fair' all set to open its doors come October 2021.
Everything in this exotic city speaks volumes about innovation, ambition, and futuristic vision so perfectly represented on each page within Assouline's gleaming Travel Series publication. Whether you're looking for culture, shopping, or simply transporting yourself somewhere else for an evening (or seven) then, this spectacular account of alluring Dubai is sure to excite every adventurous spirit out there.