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A Summer Revenge

A Summer Revenge
  • Author(s): Tom Callaghan
  • Location(s): Dubai
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Having resigned from Bishkek Murder Squad, Akyl Borubaev is a lone wolf with blood on his hands. Then the Minister of State Security promises Akyl his old life back . . . if Akyl finds his vanished mistress. The...

Amanda in Arabia: The Perfume Flask

Amanda in Arabia: The Perfume Flask
  • Author(s): Darlene Foster
  • Location(s): United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): present day

Amanda Ross is an average twelve-year-old Canadian girl. So what is she doing thousands of kilometres from home in the United Arab Emirates? It’s her own fault really, she wished for adventure and travel when she blew out those...

Diving for Pearls

Diving for Pearls
  • Author(s): Jamie O’Connell
  • Location(s): Dubai
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A young woman’s body floats in the Dubai marina. Her death alters the fates of six people, each one striving for a better life in an unforgiving city. A young Irish man comes to stay with his sister, keen...

Dubai

Dubai
  • Author(s): Syed Ali
  • Location(s): Dubai
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): late 20th / early 21st centuries

In less than two decades, Dubai has transformed itself from an obscure Gulf emirate into a global center for business, tourism, and luxury living. It is a fascinating case study in light-speed urban development, hyperconsumerism, massive immigration, and vertiginous...

Exit Wound

Exit Wound
  • Author(s): Andy McNab
  • Location(s): Dubai
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): late 20th century

Three tons of Saddam Hussein’s gold in an unguarded warehouse in Dubai…For two of Nick Stone’s closest ex-SAS comrades, it was to have been the perfect, victimless crime. But when they’re double-crossed and the robbery goes devastatingly wrong, only...

Final Innings

Final Innings
  • Author(s): Sunil Gupta
  • Location(s): India, Australia, England, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): contemporary

Final Innings is the story of five tumultuous years in the life of a successful and internationally admired Indian cricketer, Ramdas Upreti. It explores the depths of human desire and disillusionment, hope and regret, love and longing, and deep...

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...

His irresistible Darling

His irresistible Darling
  • Author(s): Sarah Randall
  • Location(s): Dubai
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Pippa can’t believe her luck. Not only has she landed a job as PA in a Dubai firm for her final year at uni, but she’ll also be working for Jumal – an old friend of her brother’s, who...

In a Fertile Desert

In a Fertile Desert
  • Author(s): Denys Johnson-Davies (editor)
  • Location(s): Dubai
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): early 21st century

This is a new collection of short fiction from the Arabian Gulf. Here, for the first time, is a volume of short stories from this commercially and culturally vital and vibrant center of the Arab world. Life before oil...

Keepers of the Golden Shore

Keepers of the Golden Shore
  • Author(s): Michael Quentin Morton
  • Location(s): United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): over many eras

For those who visit the UAE today, staying in air-conditioned hotels and shopping in ultra-modern malls, the country itself remains an enigma – a glass and concrete creation that seems to have sprung from the desert overnight. Keepers of...

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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