City Of Gold
Just a dusty fishing village in the 1950s, Dubai has grown faster than any other city in the world to become a glittering mecca for investors and pleasure-seekers, the repository of vast foreign investments, and a bellwether for the entire economy. In this compelling new book, Jim Krane charts the history of Dubai from its earliest days, considers the influence of the family who has ruled it since the nineteenth century, and looks at the effect of the global economic downturn on a place that many tout as a blueprint for a more stable Middle East.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Documentary directed by Laura Gabbert centering on the professional and personal life of unconventional food critic Jonathan Gold. Gold, who won the first Pulitzer Prize for food criticism in 2007, is famous for reviewing low-key restaurants and food stalls producing diverse cuisine from different cultures across Los Angeles.