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From rags to riches: the story of Abu Dhabi

Author: Al Fahim, Mohammed Publisher: Makarem, 2007.Edition: New ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 191 p. : Ill./Maps/Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781900404006Type of document: BookNote: Copyright 1995Bibliography/Index: Includes glossary
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Copyright 1995

Includes glossary

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From Rags to Riches A Story of Abu Dhabi Contents Foreword Introduction Chapter 1 Humble Beginnings The Trucial States Pearling - bitter memories Bare essentials Bedouin hospitality - timeless traditions Unwanted domination The Bani Yas and the Qawasim Waves of migration from the Persian coast New agreements in 1892 Sheikh Zayed bin Khalifa and the British. 12 15 19 19 21 24 26 27 28 31 32 33 Chapter 2 Unmet Expectations Dawn of the twentieth century The Shakhbut years The race is on Borderdisputes High hopes ... 37 37 40 42 43 47 Chapter 3 Generations in the Gulf ... A short family history Simple lives A daily struggle Through the eyes of a child Unsettled times The spoils of battle A young life lost Entrepreneurial spirit Early school days with Mulla Darwish Six-room schoolhouse Good intentions 49 49 53 55 59 61 62 63 64 66 69 71 Chapter 4 Mixed Blessings Black gold Empty promises The future looks brighter Daring desert driving Heaven on earth Two steps forward, one step back Bahraini visitors Paradise found Chapter 5 The Threshold of Development Castles in the sand Deteriorating relations Needless loss The Arab voice Few amusements Cinema and secrets Faraway places A dream come true Dust in the wind 73 73 75 77 79 81 83 87 88 93 93 95 113 114 117 119 121 124 127 Chapter 6 Leaps and Bounds ... A charismatic leader Fierce patriotism Starting from scratch Record-breaking growth No room at the inn Supportive strategies In the driver's seat 129 129 133 135 136 139 141 143 Chapter 7 Birth of a Nation Born of necessity Federation proves challenging Tribal roots Tangible benefits Winning over the world Three hundred tons of olives From boom to bust 147 147 152 153 156 160 163 Chapter 8 Shifting Sands Money problems Many happy returns Opportunity knocks A shooting star Close call! Shocking truths 167 167 169 172 174 175 177 Chapter 9 Beyond Our Dreams Persistence pays off Faith, hope and perseverance Education is the key 181 181 187 Glossary of Gulf terms 191

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