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Abu Dhabi Days, Dubai Nights

Abu Dhabi Days, Dubai Nights
  • Author(s): Jillian Schedneck
  • Location(s): Abu Dhabi
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

When Jillian Schedneck takes up a position teaching English to a classroom of UAE students in Abu Dhabi, she is young, idealistic, in love, and ready to take on the world. But it is not exactly what she anticipated:...

From Rags to Riches

From Rags to Riches
  • Author(s): Mohammed Al Fahim
  • Location(s): Abu Dhabi
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1948 onwards

Born in 1948 in Abu Dhabi, the author knew dreadful poverty in the years before fabulous oil wealth transformed his country forever. He grew up in the ruler’s palace, barefoot like his friends, who are all now senior figures...

Temporary People

Temporary People
  • Author(s): Deepak Unnikrishnan
  • Location(s): Abu Dhabi, Dubai
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In the United Arab Emirates, foreign nationals constitute over 80 percent of the population. Brought in to construct the towering monuments to wealth that punctuate the skylines of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, this labor force works without the rights...

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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