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Beneath the Same Heaven

Beneath the Same Heaven
  • Author(s): Anne Marie Ruff
  • Location(s): Los Angeles, Dubai, Pakistan, San Diego
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Kathryn, an American woman, and Rashid, a Pakistani-born Muslim man, seem to have bridged the divide between Western and Islamic world views with their marriage and two American-born children. But everything changes when Rashid’s father is suddenly killed by...

The Place That Didn’t Exist

The Place That Didn’t Exist
  • Author(s): Mark Watson
  • Location(s): Dubai
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2008

Junior creative Tim Callaghan can hardly believe his luck when he’s flown out to Dubai to supervise the filming of an advert for an international charity. He is immediately entranced by the city – a futuristic environment unlike anywhere...

A Sealed Fate

A Sealed Fate
  • Author(s): Lisa Gordon
  • Location(s): Cape Town, Dubai
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2006 and present

To escape the pain of failed relationships and careers, both Valda and Larissa take themselves to Dubai seeking not only success, but a reason and purpose in life. Valda does indeed find success and to her astonishment love, but...

A World of Trouble

A World of Trouble
  • Author(s): Jake Needham
  • Location(s): Bangkok, Dubai, Hong Kong
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Jack Shepherd is sick of Washington politics, sick of corporate law, and even a little sick of himself. So he hits the road looking for a new start, makes a couple of wrong turns, and winds up in Hong...

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:...

Burqalicious

Burqalicious
  • Author(s): Becky Wicks
  • Location(s): Dubai
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

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...

Carte Blanche (007)

Carte Blanche (007)
  • Author(s): Jeffery Deaver
  • Location(s): Cape Town, Dubai, Serbia
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 2000s

This is the 37th James Bond novel, written by American crime writer Jeffrey Deaver. It takes secret agent 007 from London to Serbia and Dubai, but much of the story is focused on the activities of Bond’s grotesque antagonist...

Cold Black

Cold Black
  • Author(s): Alex Shaw
  • Location(s): Dubai, Kiev (Kyiv), Sussex
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Former SAS trooper Aidan Snow returns in the thrilling follow up to the Kindle bestseller ‘Hetman’. Now an MI6 operative, Snow must locate & rescue an old SAS colleague before an Al-Qaeda cell can carry out acts of unprecedented...

Desperate in Dubai

Desperate in Dubai
  • Author(s): Ameera Al Hakawati
  • Location(s): Dubai
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Oozing with men, money, and Maseratis, Dubai is the ultimate playground for the woman who knows her Louboutins from her Louis Vuittons. But for some, there’s a lot more at stake than a Hermes Birkin. Leila has been in...

Dubai Wives

Dubai Wives
  • Author(s): Zvezdana Rashkovich
  • Location(s): Dubai
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Dubai Wives follows eight women as their lives come together at poignant intervals. We meet Jewel, a beautiful but frustrated wife to her powerful Emirati husband, Tara, a devout Muslim with a passionate secret, and Liliana, a tragic dancer...

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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