Baring the Middle East Enigma: A Raucous Look on How to Live, Work, and Survive in the Middle East

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John Hamblen Eckert, 2010 - Humor - 180 pages
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This Memoir of Six Years in the Middle East is a Head-Shaker
Why should you stand at least 2718 feet away from the tallest building in the world in Dubai? Is Ma Fi Muskala really a problem? Why is "Abandon Hope all ye who enter here" from Dante's Inferno appropos in the Middle East?


Learn why Qatar and Bahrain have the highest per capita traffic fatality rates in the world. Other "must know" answers to questions from potential expatriates, tourists, and the curious are presented in a humorous, often incredulous anecdotal style

 

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Contents

PRELUDE
1
GLOSSARY
5
Country Descriptions
7
Climate
13
Cast of Characters 1
17
Moving into the Middle East
23
Customs and Discourtesies
31
The Powers That Be
37
Terrorism
69
Local Security
79
Education
87
Entertainment
97
Women in the Middle East
105
Ramadan 11 1
111
Business
115
The Nationals Perspective
135

Dinner with the Sheikh
45
Traffic and Transportation
49
Travel From and Around the Middle East
63
Miscellaneous Stories and Helpful Hints
147
Parting Thoughts
163
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