TripAdvisor - The Top Ten Things to Do in Dubai A city by the sea with cutting edge architecture and luxuries that are out of this world, Dubai is has earned its reputation as a ´´World’s Best” desert oasis. Luxury such as one could never imagine awaits guests at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah (Arabian Tower). With suites bigger than most mansions staffed with a 24-hour butler to see to your every need and cater to your every whim, this is the accommodation of kings and queens. For the ultimate shopping experience, one must visit the Dubai Mall. You can spend the day there eating world-class cuisine, shopping designer originals and when you need a break, head to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. There’s much more to be explored there, so let TripAdvisor - Top 10 Things To Do In Dubai , be your guide to this indoor wonderland. To make the most of your ´´trip of a lifetime” to Dubai you need to know where to go, how to ensure you will get to see the main attractions and what the strict dress code for female visitors entails and it’s all in this handy guide to Dubai. Skip the same old trip to Maui this year and start making plans to visit Dubai with TripAdvisor - Top 10 Things To Do In Dubai to help you escape to an exotic and luxurious playground full of the finest luxuries the world has to offer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neal Chandran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028065/bk_acx0_028065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Platinum Raven by Rohan Quine is a triple convulsion whereby our heroine Raven escalates herself into the Chocolate Raven and then the Platinum Raven, from London to Dubai to the tower in the hills in the desert - then back down again, forever changed. In her cubicle high in the Shard in London, a sweet-natured, raven-haired receptionist named Raven is even more rudely mistreated than usual for a Monday morning. Recovering from this, her daydreams propel her into the fantasy life of a richer and more glamorous version of herself, who lives higher up in the world’s tallest skyscraper - the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai. Raven thinks of this woman as the Chocolate Raven, owing to her chocolate-coloured hair, which frames a face that’s just like her own; and straightaway, Raven cannot get enough of watching this glamorous creature. The Chocolate Raven is a party girl whose lifestyle has a certain flash, albeit a certain flatness too. Standing on the vertiginous 152nd-Level terrace of the Burj Khalifa, she gazes across the desert at dusk, to the rock-slopes of the Hajar Mountains - and a mad-faced nightclub tower of shadow sprouts up, there on those slopes, from her gaze. This tower is run by a woman with a face just like the Chocolate Raven’s, but with platinum-blonde instead of chocolate-coloured hair, who lives a yet more empowered and intensely-coloured life: for she is the Platinum Raven, no less. And tonight she will preside over the launch of a revolutionary new club drug called mirror mist. Between this uber-glamorous Platinum Raven and her companions Scorpio and Amber, there unfolds a sequence of events whose fusion of extraordinary beauty and violence and sensuality so bewitches the watching Chocolate Raven, that she is miserably desolate as soon as these events finish at dawn when the rising desert sun destroys that nocturnal tower on the rock-slopes. She therefore sets out on a mission to regain the voltage o 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rohan Quine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159207/bk_acx0_159207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of Britain’s most successful, controversial columnists looks back on his childhood and how we got from there to here. Richard Littlejohn was born in Ilford, Essex, in 1954. It wasn´t just another century; it was another country. Wartime rationing was still in force. Children who grew up in the ´50s and ´60s ran free and wild. They were always outdoors and played in cornfields, on building sites, and in air-raid shelters. There was no suffocating elf´n´safety culture, no computer games, and no one suffered from now-fashionable food allergies. Milk came from cows at the local dairy, not supermarkets. Beef dripping was good for you. Instead of the Internet, there were libraries. Instead of 24-hour satellite television, there was the anarchic free-for-all of Saturday-morning pictures and the Under The Bedclothes Club on Radio Luxembourg. Richard revisits childhood haunts, encountering an England changed beyond recognition, from the covered market which is now a 30-storey Dubai-style tower block to his old primary school, where pupils now speak 20 different languages as their mother tongues. His old grammar school has been abolished and demolished. From Muffin the Mule to Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, this book is part memoir, part social documentary. Poignant, warm, and funny, it really is a journey to a Lost World. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Littlejohn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002009/bk_rhuk_002009_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
China: A land of ancient wonders. A history of tradition, triumph, and tyranny. As it casts a shadow across the entire globe, this once forbidden country awakens as the dominant force in a new world economy. Business empires will rise, deals will be made, lives will be lost as money changes hands, but one treasure will remain the most precious in all of China: a diamond known as the Eye of Fucanglong, the Dragon God of lost jewels and buried treasures. The diamond is flawless. It is priceless. It is cursed. And it is about to be stolen in the heist of the century. Can Professor Fathom´s team of gay adventure-seekers find the diamond before this perfectly executed crime leads to a cataclysmic event of mass destruction? From the towers of Hong Kong to the diamond mines of Shandong; from the streets of San Francisco to the deserts of Dubai to the male strip clubs of Beijing; from China´s mystical past, to the boardrooms and backrooms of a modern industrial giant, take the high road to China and join in the sizzling action and nonstop adventure of The Curse of the Dragon God. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Carter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001187/bk_acx0_001187_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.