The Emirates Airlines Literature Festival is coming up in March and so, to drum up publicity, organizers flew in Jeffrey Deaver, the American writer who has written the latest 007 novel. At the somewhat long-winded press conference this morning, Deaver unveiled the book cover and title of the new tome: “Carte Blanche.” The book is partly set in Dubai. It will be interesting to see how Bond’s non-halal lifestyle syncs up with Gulf mores.

The news has unleashed all of the Twitterati’s creativity around here. A sampling of some previous Bond titles, Dubai-ified:

007's next adventure

itsdgc David George-Cosh

The Spy Who Loved Me So Much He Got Deported #DubaiJamesBond

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tomgara Tom Gara

Diamonds are Foreveryone #DubaiJamesBond

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itsdgc David George-Cosh

On Her Sheikha’s Secret Service #DubaiJamesBond

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AlexKunawicz Alex Kunawicz

by itsdgc

The World…is not finished #DubaiJamesBond (via @ejklake)

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dave_sfx dave s

by jonathanshainin

The Man With The Gold Vending Machine #DubaiJamesBond @jonathanshainin

15 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

jonathanshainin Jonathan Shainin

Dr. Inshallah #DubaiJamesBond

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jonathanshainin Jonathan Shainin

License to Kill Pedestrians While Driving My Ferrari at 200 kph. #DubaiJamesBond

17 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

GeordieArmani Debbie

#dubaijamesbond The Spy who tried to Shag Me

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GeordieArmani Debbie

#dubaijamesbond Casino Atlantis

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