In 1968, by chance I discovered a region known as “Pirate Coast” on a world map. A sandy country lost in the south of Arabia, which had just acquired a new emir and was much sought after by the oil companies after the discovery of massive black gold reserve. Fast forward forty-seven years and Pirate Coast, a former British governate, has become the United Arab Emirates with Abu Dhabi as its capital. Nowadays, everyone has heard of this a bustling, immensely wealthy, modern city.
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