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Desperate in Dubai By Ameera Al Hakawati


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 search of a wealthy husband for over a decade. Nadia moves to Dubai to support her husband s career, only to have her sacrifices thrown in her face. Sugar escapes the UK in an attempt to escape her past. Lady Luxe, the rebellious Emirati heiress, scoffs at everything her culture holds sacred. Until the day her double life starts unravelling at the seams. Set against a backdrop of luxury hotels and manmade islands, Desperate in Dubai tells the tale of four desperate women as they struggle to find truth, love, and themselves.

This book came about from a blog and turned into a novel. It paints a picture of many women living in Dubai through a certain segment of that society. Somewhat controversial to some nationalities being represented in the novel, yet it puts the highlight on particular cultural and society norms in Dubai and how lines may be crossed and abused.  Dubai the favored destination for many when life gets hectic, yet for some women living there may pose struggles encountering life’s pressure to finding a genuine relationship.

A fun and easy read that will help give you a glimpse to what other women’s lives may look like in the remarkable and luxurious city of Dubai.


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