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Burqalicious

Burqalicious

Author(s): Becky Wicks

Location(s): Dubai

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

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This is the real Dubai? Delve under the opulent layers of the sparkling city and see what lies beneath.

A true story of sun, sand, sex and secrecy. For a sassy young woman used to blagging, blogging and slogging her way through dreary London, the call of a glamorous, tax-free lifestyle in sunny Dubai just couldn’t go unanswered. Over the course of two years, while an entire city rose from the dust Becky Wicks scaled a good few rungs of the hard-to-climb career ladder. She became a celebrity editor in a land where sex definitely does not sell and spent most nights in a five-star blur of champagne luxury. Dubai offered everything, but things soon got messy – not least because a wealthy Arab man made Becky his mistress. These days, shamed rule-breakers and failed entrepreneurs are a dime a dozen in Dubai, yet the city retains its allure. Becky Wicks lifts the burqa on the razzle-dazzle and reveals some of what goes on in the world’s fastest up-and-coming city and shopping Mecca.

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Interesting look at Dubai – I took it with me on my 5 day holiday there and it was brilliant reading a book set in where I was actually on holiday. It made everything...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021