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Layover in Dubai

Layover in Dubai
  • Author(s): Dan Fesperman
  • Location(s): Dubai
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): early 21st century

The newest thriller from the author of The Amateur Spy and The Prisoner of Guantánamo (“Worthy of sharing shelf space with the novels of John le Carré and Ken Follett”—USA Today) is as dazzling as its setting. Sam Keller...

Lost Riders

Lost Riders
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Laird
  • Location(s): Dubai
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Taken to work in a strange country, Rashid and his little brother Shari cling to each other. Then they are separated and forced to become jockeys in the lucrative camel-racing business. Rashid is starved and worked to exhaustion by...

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...

That Other Me

That Other Me
  • Author(s): Maha Gargash
  • Location(s): Dubai
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Sand Fish,Maha Gargash’s second novel is set in mid-1990s Dubai and Cairo and tells the story of how secrets and betrayals consume three members—an authoritarian father, a rebellious abandoned daughter, and...

The Sand Men

The Sand Men
  • Author(s): Christopher Fowler
  • Location(s): Dubai
  • Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future, Thriller
  • Era(s): Near Future

In Dubai there’s a new world of high-luxury resorts emerging for the super-rich – but at what price to everyone else? Lea, Roy and their 15 year-old daughter Cara live in a gated community reserved for foreign workers. Roy...

The Spice Temple – The Journey Begins

The Spice Temple – The Journey Begins
  • Author(s): Cindia Luest
  • Location(s): India, Dubai, Switzerland
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Food and Drink
  • Era(s): Contemporary

“The Spice Temple – The Journey Begins” is a unique work of literary or culinary fiction that allows readers to travel to destinations like the Swiss Alps, India and Dubai. It offers social themes and gives foodies the taste...

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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