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Dubai Oil Company School — 1974 (revised 2006)


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Published by Cambridge University Press; New Ed edition 1994


The Father of Dubai

Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum

Graeme Wilson

Published by Media Prima

Dubai, 1999


A Hundred Million Dollars a Day Michael Field

Published by Sidgewick and Jackson
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Lonely Planet Dubai Encounter

Lara Dunston and Terry Carter

Published by Lonely Planet Publications, 4th edition 2006

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Second Edition, Routledge, 1988


The Origins of the UAE Rosemarie Said Zahlan

Published by St. Martin’s Press
New York, 1978

Rashid’s LegacyThe Genesis of the Maktoum Family and the History of Dubai
Graeme Wilson
Published by Media Prima
Dubai, 2006 

Sand to Silicon: Achieving Rapid Growth Lessons from

Jeffrey Sampler and Saeb Eigner

Published by Profile Books 2003


The Seven Shaikhdoms

Ronald Codrai,

Published by Stacey International

Dubai, 1990


Shaikhdoms of Eastern Arabia

Peter Lienhardt

Published by Palgrave Macmillan 2001

Tears on the Sand
Maryam Mohammed
Published by Inkwater Press 2006

My Vision - Challenges in the Race for Excellence

Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum

Published Motivate Publishing, Dubai and the Arab Institute for Research and Publication, Beirut, 2006


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London, 1978