The new James Bond novel, Carte Blanche, will be set in Dubai, we learned at the launch of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature yesterday. Moments later, Twitter started up with silly #DubaiJamesBond chatter. This was the best (in my opinion):
"The name's Bond. Unsecured $26bn sharia-compliant Bond"
followed closely by:
"Spy Who Treated Me In a Culturally Appropriate Manner That Reflected Local Traditions"