From Pearls to Oil is a testament of the challenges contended by extraordinary men who initiated the search for oil in the UAE in the years between the two World Wars. The book features never-before-published copies of letters, notes, and reports complementing the research, which itself stems from the archives of the Abu Dhabi Petroleum Company (ADPC) and other literature recorded by British Government officials. With rare photographs, maps, and diagrams alongside the in-depth narrative, this book is a great asset for scholars, residents, and visitors interested in the history of this land.

Arabic translation provided

In conversation with
  • Nick Cochrane-Dyet, Special Advisor, BP Abu Dhabi
  • Mark Beech, Cultural Landscape Manager, Cultural Advisor to the ministry of Presidential Affairs
  • Philip Kennedy, General Editor, Library of Arabic Literature; Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYUAD

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