Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Book Review: Burqalicious

I just finished reading Burqalicious by Becky Wicks. The synopsis goes like this:

"As a sassy young woman used to blagging, blogging and slogging her way through dreary London, the call of a glamorous, tax-free lifestyle in sunny Dubai just couldn't go unanswered. During two and a half years, an entire city rose from the dust around Becky, along with a good few rungs of that hard-to-climb career ladder. She was a celebrity editor in a land where sex definitely does not sell and spent most nights in a five-star blur of champagne luxury. For two and a half years, Dubai gave Becky everything, but it all got a bit messy - not least because a wealthy jealous Arab made her his mistress. These days, shamed rule-breakers and failed entrepreneurs are a dime a dozen in Dubai, but it wasn't always so tragic. Becky lifts the burqa behind the razzle-dazzle and what it was really like to live in the world's fastest up and coming city." 

I enjoyed reading her blogging account of her adventures in Dubai and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is thinking of moving there, especially if you are a western non-Muslim. You would probably relate to her better if you are a fun-loving, beer drinking Brit as the majority of her stories revolve around her bar-hopping and being a rich Arab guys mistress :p It's definitely a page turner but like other Dubai-based books I have read, it has left me feeling like the Dubai dream is over, as her dream of a glamorous life there begins to slowly unravel. I give it a 3/5 :)


  1. Interesting. The title of the book peeves me tho...

  2. lol yea she doesn't really pick up on any of the local culture when she is there so the title is pretty random..

  3. aisha you come up with the most interesting books!

  4. @
    yes i would recommend it if you are looking for something light and fun to read, there were definitely a few LOL moments!

    @chickflickjournal thanks! most of the books are from recommendations from friends :)

  5. Seems nice! I'll definitely check it out! xx


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