By Edward Henderson
Provides valuable insights into the fabric of UAE society and its recent, eventful past...
Edward Henderson expresses a unique understanding and love of the United Arab Emirates, and in so doing, provides valuable insights in to the fabric of UAE society and its recent, eventful past. His life was inextricably linked to the country’s history: arriving in the Trucial States in 1948 as an oil company representative, Henderson joined in the search and discovery of several vast oilfields and their exploration. Simultaneously, political considerations arose and through his intimate knowledge of the tribal system and his contacts with the parties involved; Henderson became an invaluable key to the resolution of recurring conflicts. Few foreigners have won HH Sheikh Zayed’s friendship, and even fewer knew and could talk about Sheikh Zayed the way Henderson did. A very personal account of Henderson’s life, Arabian Destiny reveals a talented and sensitive individual with the stature of a statesman.
288 pages, Paperback