Highly recommended as an introduction and for initial planning. It comprises sections on the history and culture followed by a regional descriptive survey and finally practical information. The whole is copiously illustrated with good photos.
A pocket-sized, time saving guide to the cities including plenty of colour photographs and top ten lists from the best golf courses to the best natural beauty spots. Also includes useful fold-out maps.
A handy, pocket-sized guide to Istanbul. The text is brief and it lacks historical and cultural information, but it points you to the obvious attraction, and it is excellent on travel logistics and listings.
A practical guide for the traveller on a budget which includes the Palestinian territories, Sinai and Petra. This new edition boasts 112 maps, but is still fairly weak on cultural and historical information.
Insider's guide to living in Abu Dhabi, containing plenty of information about the country's history, geography, culture and economics. Designed with a view to helping outsiders find a foothold, this guide gives helpful tips on navigating the paperwork, finding a place to live, and insights into life in Abu Dhabi.
One of the world's favourite guides, Zagat has finally turned it's eyes to the Middle East, and the best (and worst) eateries of Dubai are scrutinised, praised and depricated in Zagat's customary humorous-but-knowing fashion
Ostensibly aimed at residents - for whom indeed it is indispensable - but we also highly recommended it to tourists, in particular for its detailed reviews of restaurants, shops and the like in Muscat.
A detailed guide for anyone visiting, working or living in Dubai that includes practical listings for shopping, exploring, eating and drinking, and further in-depth information on relocation and setting up home.
A vibrant, photographic guide to Jerusalem including the Red Sea, the Dead Sea and Sinai. Not for the backpacker looking for practical listings, this is more of a sightseer's companion with graphics and illustrations and good cultural and historical background information.
Arranged into must-see highlights, with each chapter concluding with 'At-a-glance' practical details. There are colour photographs throughout. The guide covers the city and its surrounds, and is boosted considerably by the excellent pull-out map.