I ordered this book the week before I was scheduled to go to Dubai. It arrived in plenty of time for me to read through and find the places I wanted to tour while there. It had a pretty good pull-out map, as well as smaller local maps in each chapter section. The small size fit perfectly in my purse and was inconspicuous to refer to while out. The specific restaurants, galleries, stores, etc were hard to find, and not exactly as represented. For example, I went to the Jumeirah Mosque, which did charge a small entry fee, though the book said it was free. It was very well worth the small charge though, informative and interesting. The book recommended an art museum across from the Mosque, which turned out to be a small sales gallery with about 3 rooms in a strip mall, with none of the artists the book mentioned. They did have some local Iranian art which was very interesting, so it wasn't a total waste of time, but it wasn't as big a deal as I expected. Info about transportation was accurate, as well as info on the various souks.
It was a good book to have, as I was a female touring the city alone, it helped me feel confident in where I was going.