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Arabian Sands (Penguin Classics)

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This coastline is an important nesting site for some 20,000 endangered Green Turtles annually and we will visit after dark this evening with a local guide.

Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger | Goodreads

Far from delighted at being winched away, the camel’s bone-chilling guttural groan is a sound I’ll never forget. Once out of the sands we continue through a market town that is a meeting point for Bedouin for miles around.

Thesiger took many photographs during his travels and donated his vast collection of 25,000 negatives to the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. Its silver and white colour scheme and waterside location add to the serenity of the space, while its latticed domed roof casts spectacular shadows.

Arabian Sands: The Allure of Abu Dhabi | The Arbuturian Arabian Sands: The Allure of Abu Dhabi | The Arbuturian

Frontispiece and 46 plates, 8 maps to the text, some full-page, with folding map in a pocket at the back.With a calming colour scheme of tasteful neutrals, the contemporary five-star hotel boasts 327 rooms, 11 villas, seven restaurants, a rooftop bar and its own private beach where you might be lucky enough to spot dolphins darting in and out of the water at sunrise.

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