Dubai Literary Retreats

Get cajoled at a mesmerising and a unique five star writing retreat in Dubai. Feel the golden sand under your feet and let your mind unlock your inner creativity in the lap of luxury.

Highlights: An unconventional workshop on building your author brand in the desert, Yoga & brainstorming in multi-cultural environment with local authors and poets by the sea, Plus six solid hours a day to write on your own at a five star resort at the Palm!

Keep coming back to this page to know more – we have exciting workshops and bilateral literary exchange programs lined up like Indo-UAE Literary Retreats in the Desert and in Himalayas.

More coming soon! If you are interested to know more, do let us know at retreat@thewritescene.com


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Author & Brand Expert

Deeba is an author of a women's fiction novel, 'Urma' which has been translated into Urdu and nominated for an award by Urdu Press Club. Her next book was 'Charcoal Blush' a collection of poems. Her next books in pipeline - 'Will Time Find Us’ and ‘355 Days.’

She is an MBA with over two decades of corporate experience in building brands from advertising and events side. She has been at the helm of many top brands and strategized the launch and building of many house-hold brands.

After a long and successful stint she decided to follow her passion of writing and guiding authors in building their brands.

It's time to invest in our souls. To interact and help build each other up! - Deeba Salim Irfan

IS This For You?

Are you a writer that had once written and hid your work in life's unkind twists and turns with your inner voice too critical for you?

Are you having enough ideas but no time to sit and write? That meeting or the chores at home too much for you to handle? Then this escape is just for you..

You not only get time to write, but also get to take part in a workshop to learn about branding yourself. You get to brainstorm that idea which has been gnawing you. And a brilliant night out in the desert a truly bedouin experience that will be truly inspiring and you will cherish for a long time!

How Is This Retreat Unique

Dubai Literary Retreat is a retreat tailored to nourish and heal inside - out and let you experience your creativity and unlock its potential. It is the ONLY retreat held in an unparalleled luxurious amid comfort, the mystic desert charm and tranquil surroundings.

Time To Write

Some of us just need some time alone to write. On this retreat, you will get 6 solid hours to write without interruption everyday.

Unconventional setting for a workshop in the desert to build your author brand

Yoga &brainstorming in multi-cultural environment with local authors and poets by the sea

Program Outline

Day 1

You arrive by evening. Mingle with other local authors and poets over drinks and dinner and rest.

Day 2, 3 & 4

Morning (Day 2,3 & 4): Breakfast by 9.30 am, minimum six hours in your room to write. Order lunch from your room.

Evenings :
Day 2 - Yoga and brainstorming at the beach
Day 3 - Brainstorming in multi-cultural environment with local authors and poets by the sea
Day 4 - Leave hotel in the afternoon in 4x4 cars. Drive to a desert camp. Unconventional workshop with Deeba on building your author brand followed by entertainment and barbeque dinner and drive back to hotel.

Day 5

After breakfast time say goodbye and leave for home



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