The 23 Club is a fictional landscape story, takes place in the contemporary culture and geography of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It features the landscape known as the Empty Quarter, the Rub al Khali in the southern Arabian Peninsula.
That landscape is the focus of a new iconic development project, a five star destination resort. The protagonist is a landscape specialist who leaves his home in the water rich and soil rich Swiss Alps to build gardens in the oil rich sand desert.
The story has gone through various stages of development over some years. This website offers the history of that story development. The 23 Club 2014 has every thing through 2014 and is, in my opinion, a thick version of the story.
The 23 Club 2015 is current and it is much leaner.