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من المحل إلى الغنى ، قصة أبوظبي

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كتاب جميل يعد من أفضل الكتب اللتي تحكي مرحله تاريخيه مهمة عن مدينة أبوظبي عاصمة دولة الامارات العربية المتحدة يحكيها ابن الراحل عبدالجليل الفهيم.
يتحدث الكتاب عن المعاناة و الكفاح التي كان يعانيها اهالي مدينة أبوظبي بعددهم القليل ذلك الوقت لعدم توفر سبل الحياة الكريمة من طعام و رعاية صحية و تعليم.. حتى الستينات من القرن العشرين عند ظهور البترول ثم قيام الاتحاد ,, و من ثم يت
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Published (first published June 9th 1995)
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Henna Paakkonen-Alvim
The title of this book, ”From Rags to Riches” couldnt be more befitted to account for the astonishing rise and creation of the tribal desert nation of UAE during the latter part of the 20th century from a poor pearl diving sheikhdom to a modern rich nation. Not much documented history exists before 1960 within the UAE; to the extent that most locals born before that date can only guess their birth date, and the author wanted to bring about some written piece to show the transformation of his nat ...more
إيمان مراد عبدالله
A story of Abu Dhabi by Mohammed al fahim.. A must read book
gokce
There are very few books on Abu Dhabi, and thus this book is a valuable contribution. But then again, it is written by a friend of the crown prince, offering a mainstream perception of how modern Abu Dhabi has become within the past 50 years. In other words, it is an expanded version of, 'There were no working bathrooms in Abu Dhabi in 1960s, now we have most advanced technologies.' It is rather irrelevant to suggest if I liked it or not, perhaps I can conclude that it was anthropologically inte ...more
AlAmmari Mohammed
Ever wondered how the Arabian Gulf countries were just 30-50 years ago? you can find the answers all in here, in this 108 pages book, very simple and direct to the point. I bought this book on my way back from Frankfurt to Bahrain through a stop over in Abu Dhabi airport, since I lost 2 books in the train in Germany I wanted to entertain my self before reaching Bahrain.
as a Bahraini I always knew life was difficult back then, specially before the first discovery of oil in Bahrain in the 30s, but
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Safia
It's an enjoyable and not a huge book that give the reader image about how the society was before and after the oil, through the perspective of the author.
Melissa Cavanaugh
An interesting contrast to City of Gold as it was written by a local rather than an expat. Skip the first two chapters, a rather dry account of the emirate's growth prior to the 1960s, and tune in where the author begins interspersing accounts of his own life with an overview of the region's growth. I don't think this is for the general reader - really just someone with an interest in the area - but I liked it.
Michelle
This is a really tough read. The writer - an Emirati - compiled this book from stories past down from oral history and memories. But if you can slog through it, it gives you a much better understanding of the Emirates and its culture - particularly Abu Dhabi.
Laura
Although only 3 stars, I still think anyone who lives in Abu Dhabi should read absolutely this. The writing is just okay but it is a fascinating story about how this place changed so fast and a wonderful peek into life before oil was found and the transition years.
Angelika
Very interesting for anyone in Abu Dhabi. The author is not a novelist, but his memories and description of Abu Dhabi growth are very interesting in their detail and explain a lot about Emirati mindsets.
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Alia Yunis
While not a literary work, it is a great overview of the history of Abu Dhabi and how it rose from devastating poverty and isolation into extreme wealth in just over a decade.
John
This is an interesting story about a country that has come a long way in a short period of time. I enjoyed reading the book, but feel it is not for everyone.
Linda
This was great to get some background on Abu Dhabi. It explains a lot of things, like the esteem that Sheik Zayed is held in.
Amna
its an interesting books and you will gain alot of information about the past of abudhabi
worth to read
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