British superspy James Bond is heading to Dubai on his next mission.
Jeffery Deaver, author of the upcoming Bond novel Carte Blanche, says he was attracted by Dubai's “exotic” mix of gleaming towers and desert. But Deaver did not divulge any story lines in the novel, scheduled to be released in May.
Deaver, who has published more than two dozen novels, was commissioned to write the book by the estate of Bond creator Ian Fleming.
It's the first time Dubai has been featured in a Bond plot.
But the debonaire secret agent has company. The next Mission Impossible film, due out in December, has scenes filmed in Dubai.