Catastrophes, Crashes and Crimes in the UAE

Newspaper articles of the 1970s

Athol Yates

Date Published :
May 2017
Publisher :
Medina Publishing
Illustration :
Includes photographs and facisimile images of the original articles
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781909339903
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9.84 X 8.26 inches
Stock Status : In stock


Like any country, the United Arab Emirates have had their share of criminals, accidents, natural disasters and downright weird incidents. Most of these events merit a few pages in the newspapers before disappearing from history. This book brings the tragic, strange and illuminating stories from the 1970s back to life in a compilation of 168 of the best, drawn from past UAE newspapers - UAE News, Emirates News, Abu Dhabi News and the Gulf Weekly Mirror. The common theme of the articles are that they have all had an impact on safety, security and stability of the UAE, and cover a vast range of topics from smuggling deaths to murders, from assassinations to plan hijackings, and from mermaid hoaxes to UFO sightings. Together, they provide a fascinating glimpse into the past, and many of the stories still resonate today.

About The Author

Dr. Athol Yates teaches at the Institute for International and Civil Security, Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, which offers a Masters Degree for Emirati security professionals. He teaches civil security - which covers professional security practice, internal security and disaster management. His current research is on the security services of the UAE and Trucial States, including the Dubai Police, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi Defence Force, Ras Al Khaimah Mobile Force, Dubai Defence Force, Sharjah National Guard, Umm Al Quwain National Guard, Union Defence Force and the UAE Armed Forces.

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