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Saddling the Dogs: Journeys Through Egypt and the Near East

by Deborah Manley & Diane Fortenberry

In the absence of horses, saddle the dogs. This Arab proverb, suggesting the uncompromising determination of nomads to keep moving, whatever the obstacles, epitomizes also the travelling ethos of many early...


Yemen: The Unknown Arabia

by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

Arguably the most fascinating and least understood country in the Arab world, Yemen has a way of attracting comment that ranges from the superficial to the wildly fantastic. A country long regarded by classical...


Honeymoon in Purdah

by Alison Wearing

The beautifully written travel memoir of a Western woman's journey in Iran

In the tradition of Nothing to Declare, Honeymoon in Purdah is a book of sketches gathered over the course of one woman's journey in...


Frommer's EasyGuide to Israel

by Robert Ullian

Selling for a lower price than any similar guidebook, and deliberately limited to a short 256 pages, this EasyGuide is an exercise in creating easily-absorbed travel information. It emphasizes the authentic...


Berlitz: Abu Dhabi Pocket Guide

by Berlitz

With an irresistible mix of great beaches, world-class hotels and fine dining, Abu Dhabi is one of the jewels of the Middle East. This concise, full-colour guide tells you everything you need to know about the...


Making Soapies in Kabul: Hot days, crazy nights and dangerous liaisons in a war zone

by Trudi-Ann Tierney

The hugely funny and nail-bitingly dramatic account of how a talented Australian TV executive found herself working on Afghanistan's best-loved soap.


Early Ottoman Art: The Legacy of the Emirates

by Gönül Öney, Rahmi H. Ünal & Inci Kuyulu Ersoy

The apogee of Soliman's reign has for a long time obscured the various seminal disruptions brought into Anatolia by the precursors of the empire. Amongst these were the first Turkish emirates who took advantage...


Pilgrimage, Sciences and Sufism: Islamic Art in the West Bank and Gaza

by Mahmoud Hawari, Yusuf Natsheh & Nazmi al-Ju'beh

Throughout its entire history, Palestine has witnessed on its territory the convergence of the great Middle Eastern cultures. Besides the obvious destruction and devastation, this convergence enriched the region...


The Umayyads: The Rise of Islamic Art

by Gazi Bisheh, Fawzi Zayadine & Mohammad al-Asad

Far from abolishing the freedom of local cults and undermining existing town plans, the Umayyads acknowledged the aesthetic language already in place on their arrival in Jordan (661), and re-invented its forms...


Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula

by Lonely Planet, Jenny Walker & Stuart Butler

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden...


Berlitz: Cyprus Pocket Guide

by Berlitz

Berlitz Pocket Guide Cyprus is a concise, full-colour travel guide to this enchanting Mediterranean island, combining inspiring photography with insider tricks and tips to help you uncover the best of Cyprus....


Mamluk Art. The Splendour and Magic of the Sultans

by Abdullah Abdel Hamid El-Attar, Salah El-Bahnasi & Mohamed Abd El-Aziz

From slaves to sultans, the history of the Mamluks is one of a prodigious rise to power, an epic worthy of a place alongside the most exciting of adventure novels. Palace uprisings, bloody intrigues, murders,...


A Pilgrim's Guide to the Holy Land: Israel and Jordan

by Raymond Goodburn

This is the third edition of this popular guide book to the biblical sites in both Israel and Jordan. It has been revised and rewritten, with new pictures, illustrations, maps, and plans. The Pilgrim Books team...


Egypt - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

by Jailan Zayan

This revised and updated edition of Culture Smart! Egypt reveals a country in the throes of change. The largely secular revolution that started in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in January 2011 became the flagship...


Iran: Persia: Ancient and Modern (Fourth Edition)  (Odyssey Illustrated Guides)

by Helen Loveday, Bruce Wannell & Christoph Baumer

“A stunning guide, packed with history, that no visitor to Iran should be without.”—Christina Lamb, foreign affairs correspondent, Sunday Times [London] Iran, or Persia as it was formerly known, has been...


Insight Guides: Jordan

by Insight Guides

Insight Guide Jordan is a comprehensive full-colour travel guide to the culture, history, people and sights in this peaceful and prosperous Middle Eastern country. Our inspirational Best Of section selects Jordan's...


A Month by the Sea: Encounters in Gaza

by Dervla Murphy & Avi Shlaim

Over the summer of 2011, Dervla Murphy spent a month in the Gaza Strip. She met liberals and Islamists, Hamas and Fatah supporters, rich and poor. Through reported conversations she creates a vivid picture of...


An Armchair Traveller's History of Istanbul: City of Forgetting and Remembering

by Richard Tillinghast

The great crossroads, Istanbul has absorbed several millennia of different influences; it is both modern and ancient, fluid and constant.


Lonely Planet Istanbul

by Lonely Planet & Virginia Maxwell

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Istanbul is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await...


Lonely Planet Pocket Istanbul

by Lonely Planet & Virginia Maxwell

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Pocket Istanbul is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries...