The Trucial Oman Scouts Was the British Army’s Last Desert Romance
This story originally appeared on Aug. 30, 2015. For most people, the United Arab Emirates conjures up images of lavish, oil-funded lifestyles, luxury cars and oddly shaped skyscrapers. But fewer than 50 years ago, the country — then known as the Trucial States — was a harsh, undeveloped desert outpost of the British... Read more
The Trucial Oman Scouts Was the British Army’s Last Desert Romance
For most people, the United Arab Emirates conjures up images of lavish, oil-funded lifestyles, luxury cars and oddly shaped skyscrapers. But fewer than 50 years ago, the country — then known as the Trucial States — was a harsh, undeveloped desert outpost of the British Empire, with few roads,... Read more

Bernd Debusmann Jr.

Dubai-based journalist, interested in military matters, conflict zones and humanitarian and security issues. Formerly with Reuters in Mexico City, New York City and Washington DC.

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