Yasser Elsheshtawy explores Dubai’s history from its beginnings as a small fishing village to its place on the world stage today using historical narratives, travel descriptions, novels and fictional accounts by local writers to bring colour to his history of the city’s urban development.
With the help of case studies and surveys, this book looks beyond the glamour of Dubai’s mega-projects and provides an in-depth exploration of a select set of spaces which reveal the city’s ‘inner life.’
About the Author
Yasser Elsheshtawy is an independent scholar, an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Non-Resident Fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, DC. He has authored a series of books and publications, and his blog dubaization has been hailed by The Guardian as one of the most notable city blogs in the world.
About the Publisher
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