When Grandad learns that Robin is learning about cities and how they grow, he has an amazing idea! Why not go to Dubai, the fastest-growing city in the world! Sheik Maktoum Bin Buti shows them the unbelievable wonders it has to offer. Who knew you could go skiing in the middle of the desert? Robin is about to find out! Luckily they have The Magic Talking Book of the World’s Most Interesting People and Places to help them learn! With his magic spell, Grandad awakens a new historical figure to show them around the cities they visit. Each has a fascinating story to tell Robin, and helps to teach him some very important facts about the world and its history.