Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?
I just watched a bunch of youtube videos about the UAE. Khalid Al Ameri is a famous Emirati YouTube, who gives a great insight into life and culture in the UAE. - Jun 2019
National Geographic mega structures in Abu Dhabi. - Sep 2017
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307378233/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307378233&linkCode=as2&tag=thesunspousunder&linkId=ALNCRKFZRXZDUROA It's about an expat in Dubai, but you will find it funny after you've been here a while. - Jun 2015
Don't They Know It's Friday? Cross-Cultural Considerations for Business and Life in the Gulf is a helpful primer for adapting to life and business in the Gulf. Anything by/about Wilfred Thesinger Wilfred Thesinger helps to gain an understanding of how much has changed so rapidly in this country. - Jul 2012
The Explorer Guide for Abu Dhabi residents. - Aug 2011
Google recent articles - "The Making of a Police State" and a 2010 or 2011 New Yorker article about living in Dubai. - Jul 2011
Girls of Riyadh. It isn't about the UAE, but gives an idea of the interaction between local men & women. - Nov 2010