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Dubai as it Used to Be
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Ruler of Dubai
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An interesting book that keeps one constantly wondering if it is truth or fiction. If truth, it's playing with fire; if fiction, a fun read.

- Lila Walker, Denver, Colorado - 2011-07-02

This is truly something a little bit off the beaten path. The Duke was character larger than life and Falconi likely his best chronicler. This book is by turns a profane and fascinating look at a Dubai that has likely vanished. Enjoy the ride! Sean O'Reilly Editor-at-Large Travelers' Tales

- Sean, Virginia - 2010-08-13

Very sad to hear that your Book is BANNED in Dubai. God knows...... Why?

- John, Dubai - 2008-10-21

Now I am sure that I want to visit Dubai. Luigi Falconi descibes what I always wanted to know closer. I admire his writing because for me it is like living it. Total excitment combined with the learning of a different culture. This is a must read and a page turner that left me astonished. Thank you Luigi!

- Dr. Barbara Warren, San Diego California - 2008-07-15

Luigi’s stories are all fiction. When my book is published the real truth of Dubai’s past will be told.

- Romero J. Marcello, New Orleans - 2008-03-07

Great book - having lived in Dubai for many years - I am able to identify the times and the fun - oh how it makes me long for the old days - when you could cut across the desert instead of using the super highway!

- Tom Rollinson, houston, Tx - 2008-03-06

The Budweiser Bedouin? I still belly-laugh when visualizing the bandoleered Abdul wearing an "I HAD A CLIMAX AT ROCKY'S PLACE" t-shirt over his dishdashah. Luigi can tell a tale - and there are plenty of them to be told.

- The Honourable Andrew Stuart, Scotland - 2008-03-03

Fiction! I did business in Dubai in the early 70s and I'm sure I met some of the characters in this book. Or did I? This is a great read.

- Vince Dragonetti, Detroit - 2008-03-03

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