The Rough Guide to Oman is the ultimate travel guide to one of the world´s most exciting emerging tourist destinations, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best Oman attractions. Discover Oman´s highlights in the full-color introduction packed with stunning photography and information on everything from experiencing an oasis of traditional culture to the frantically modernizing Gulf states. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Oman, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Oman also includes two full-color sections describing the country´s most notable architectural wonders, plus a detailed guide to the very best food and drink. Explore every corner of this captivating country with easy-to-use maps to make sure you don´t miss the a thing. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Oman.
Beirut is a Mediterranean destination driven by adrenaline, optimism and the energy of a populace who embrace high jinks - and it fulfils its status as capital with an urban panache that´s unmistakably Lebanese. The Monocle Travel Guide to Beirut delves into this metropolis to explore the vivacious thrum of life and unpick its many and varied quirks. We´ll lead you through a collage of cloud-scraping hotels, Ottoman-style palaces and golden age modernist apartments, and introduce you to small-scale fashion labels and smart shop-owners rethinking traditional handicrafts. We´ll also direct you to our favoured tables, where you can feast on mezze and sip on a soothing glass of arak. And when you need a reprieve from the excitement of it all, hang your hat at one of the city´s best examples of Lebanese hospitality, whether it be a five-star chain or a four-room family-run guesthouse. The heady pull of this seaside capital is magnetic. So dive into the pace of life (and the Med while you´re at it) and discover all that this Middle Eastern beacon has to offer. The magazine Monocle covers the world with its network of bureaus in New York, Toronto, Zurich, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tokyo, and Singapore. It also employs more than 30 dedicated correspondents-in cities from Bangkok to Bogotá, São Paolo to Stockholm-as well as a team of on-the-road reporters based out of its headquarters in London. This team´s deep understanding of cities and all they have to offer has now been compiled in The Monocle Travel Guide Series.
Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: customs, values, and traditions historical, religious, and political background life at home leisure, social, and cultural life eating and drinking do´s, don´ts, and taboos business practices communication, spoken and unspoken ´´Culture Smart has come to the rescue of hapless travellers.´´ Sunday Times Travel ´´... the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries.´´ Global Travel ´´...full of fascinating-as well as common-sense-tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas.´´ Observer ´´...as useful as they are entertaining.´´ Easyjet Magazine ´´...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world.´´ New York Times
DUMONT Bildatlas ´´Dubai, Abu Dhabi´´ - die Bilder des Fotografen Martin Sasse zeigen faszinierende Panoramen und ungewöhnliche Nahaufnahmen der Emirate. Zu jedem der fünf Kapitel gehören Hintergrundreportagen und Specials, die aktuelle und interessante Themen aufgreifen. Den Abschluss eines jeden Kapitels bilden Infoseiten mit allen wichtigen Sehenswürdigkeiten, die auf dem nebenstehenden detaillierten Plan leicht zu lokalisieren sind. Besondere Empfehlungen des Autors finden sich in den DuMont Aktivtipps: Machen Sie ein 2-tägiges Falkentraining in der Wüste von Ras Al Khaimah, schweben Sie mit dem Gleitschirm über Musandams Fjorde, buchen Sie ein Dune Bashing oder machen Sie eine Safaritour auf Sir Bani Yas. Abgerundet wird der Bildatlas durch das Servicekapitel, das praktische und allgemeine Informationen für die Vorbereitung der Reise beinhaltet sowie Daten und Fakten zur Destination liefert. Kompakt zusammengefasst und übersichtlich überzeugt der DUMONT Bildatlas als zuverlässiger Reisebegleiter und garantiert erlebnisreiche Tage in den Wüstenstaaten.
Jordan is an enticing, curious mix of new and old. From the glass-and-steel high rises of Amman to the goat hair tents of the Bedouin in Wadi Rum, this tiny country also abounds in ancient ruins. Petra is undisputedly the jewel in Jordan´s crown; a vast site of pink-tinged façades hewn into craggy rock faces. From floating in the Dead Sea to adventure activities in the desert, Footprint´s Handbook will help you make the most of Jordan´s highlights. Practicalities section with indispensable information on getting there and around. Highlights map and inspirational colour section, so you know what not to miss. Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and relax. Detailed street maps for Amman, the main entry point for Jordan, as well as other key destinations From the shimmering blue blaze of world´s saltiest lake to the soft rose hues of Petra´s mighty Treasury, this concise Footprint Handbook will show you the the best of Jordan without weighing you down.
Go for an early morning walk along the Corniche - Beirut´s seaside promenade - and watch as the Mediterranean Sea laps against the rocks while the summits of Mount Lebanon dominate the horizon to the east. Enjoy a strong black coffee here before hitting Hamra to experience Beirut´s bustling commercial side or the old Central District to admire the elegantly restored Ottoman and French-colonial buildings - a demonstration of Beirut´s determination to become the ´Paris of the East´ once again. Footprintfocus Beirut features practical advice on getting to and around this up-and-coming city, along with fascinating insights into Beirut´s culture and history. - Essentials section with practical advice on getting there and around. - Highlights maps of the region so you know what not to miss. - Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, drink and sleep. - Detailed street maps for Beirut and key destinations. - Slim enough to fit in your pocket. Loaded with advice and information on how to get around, this concise Footprintfocus guide will help you get the most out of Beirut without weighing you down.The content of Footprintfocus Beirut guide has been extracted from Footprint´s Lebanon Handbook.
The Rough Guide to Jordan is the definitive guide to the most alluring corner of the Middle East. Detailed accounts of every attraction, along with crystal-clear maps and plans, lift the lid on this fascinatingly diverse country. Explore the world wonder that is Petra, an ancient city carved from rose-red mountain cliffs. Roam the sands of Wadi Rum in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, then relax on golden beaches at Aqaba, Jordan´s beautiful Red Sea resort. You´ll find full-color pictures and maps throughout, alongside insider tips on getting the best out of a visit to Amman, the buzzing Jordanian capital, as well as Crusader castles and stunningly well-preserved Roman cities. Float your cares away on the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth, or take in spectacular views over the Dana Biosphere Reserve. At every point, The Rough Guide to Jordan steers you to the best hotels, cafes, restaurants, and shops across every price range, giving you clear, balanced reviews and honest, firsthand opinions. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Jordan. Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.
This new edition of Bradt´s Lebanon remains the most comprehensive and detailed English-language guide available. In addition to its more in-depth coverage of essential background information such as history, culture and religion the guide has expanded treatment for the business traveller and prospective property buyer. Subjects such as the environment and responsible travel are given increased emphasis, and there is plenty of additional information for those interested in volunteering opportunities. The guide also caters for all types of travellers and budgets with extensive listings and reviews for accommodation and restaurants. There is also a new section on travelling with children. With a comprehensive language appendix covering both Arabic and French together with an expanded further reading section for this new edition, Bradt´s Lebanon is an indispensable practical companion for use within the country and a useful work of reference for armchair travellers too. Although only half the size of Wales, Lebanon offers extraordinary diversity. Here, some of the oldest human settlements in the world at the Phoenician ports of Tyre, Sidon and Byblos sit alongside modern Beirut, popular for its cuisine, eclectic nightlife and mosaic of peoples. In Lebanon´s second city, Tripoli, busy medieval souks are watched over by a vast Crusader castle. Outside the city, snow-capped mountains and the lush Qadisha Valley with its snaking river and waterfalls provide entertainment for skiers and hikers, while the Mediterranean Sea draws sun and watersports enthusiasts. Bradt´s Lebanon provides detailed cultural and practical information to this increasingly popular destination. It also provides in-depth historical and religious background enabling visitors to travel with awareness and sensitivity.
Lonely Planet: The world´s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Abu Dhabi is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Promenade along the waterfront Corniche, tour the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, or relax at a sheesha cafe; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Abu Dhabi and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Abu Dhabi : Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Abu Dhabi map (included in print version), plus over eight colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers Al Markaziyah, Tourist Club Area, Al Khadiya, Breakwater, Yas Island and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Abu Dhabi , a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can´t-miss experiences to maximize a quick trip experience. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet´s Dubai & Abu Dhabi guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world´s leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.