Gates of Dubai

Gates of Dubai


Urban Transportation Innovations Worldwide

A Handbook of Best Practices Outside the United States

Urban Transportation Innovations Worldwide

This handbook of urban transportation planning presents case studies detailing 40 best practices from 33 states in the U.S. and 19 countries on six continents. Cities around the world have improved transportation options for their citizens. Roadways have seen the addition of walkways and bicycle lanes, and light-rail transit systems have reduced street traffic. These cities have decreased reliance on personal cars and enhanced their urban environments by reducing congestion, pollution, and the number and width of roadways. This volume discusses the dynamic field of urban transportation planning and provides resources for planning professionals and public officials interested in obtaining additional information on the latest trends.

Migrant Dubai

Low Wage Workers and the Construction of a Global City

Migrant Dubai

This book analyzes the everyday lives of labour migrants in a rapidly developing city-state. Using the emirate of Dubai as a case study, Migrant Dubai shows that even within highly restrictive mobility regimes, marginalized migrants find ways to cope with structural inequalities and quotidian modes of discrimination.

Dongri to Dubai

Six Decades of Mumbai Mafia

Dongri to Dubai

Dongri to Dubai is the first ever attempt to chronicle the history of the Mumbai mafia. It is the story of notorious gangsters like Haji Mastan, Karim Lala, Varadarajan Mudaliar, Chhota Rajan, Abu Salem, but above all, it is the story of a young man who went astray despite having a father in the police force. Dawood Ibrahim was initiated into crime as a pawn in the hands of the Mumbai police and went on to wipe out the competition and eventually became the Mumbai police?s own nemesis.The narrative encompasses several milestones in the history of crime in India, from the rise of the Pathans, formation of the Dawood gang, the first ever supari, mafia?s nefarious role in Bollywood, Dawood?s move to Karachi, and Pakistan?s subsequent alleged role in sheltering one of the most wanted persons in the world.This story is primarily about how a boy from Dongri became a don in Dubai, and captures his bravado, cunningness, focus, ambition, and lust for power in a gripping narrative. The meticulously researched book provides an in-depth and comprehensive account of the mafia?s games of supremacy and internecine warfare.

2 Seeds In Dubai!

2 Seeds In Dubai!

The general traveler, or tourist, is unaware of the dangers of visiting Dubai. A simple thing like pain medication, or sleeping tablets, can put the uninformed directly in Prison for as much a four years. Trace elements of narcotics found in the blood can be worse. This is what happened to KingDez after a customs agent discovered 2 seeds of cannabis in his luggage, and he was arrested for drug trafficking. 2 Seeds in Dubai chronicles the nightmare from being arrested, to going to court, to finally being deported and losing everything he had. A definite read if you plan to visit the beguiling city in the desert that glitters but is not gold.