Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the region’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word. Along with homegrown talent taking centre stage, the fair offers visitors of all ages the chance to interact with their favourite authors, attend literary debates and participate in workshops.
Each year promises a line-up to outshine the last. The latest edition joins forces with Jameel Arts Centre and Alserkal Avenue to celebrate literature, arts and creativity with world leaders, thinkers and icons. Previous editions have seen appearances by the likes of Sir Chris Bonington, an explorer who summited Mount Everest and Hazza Al Mansoori, the first Emirati to travel to space. This edition will see the likes of Elif Shafak, Amin Maalouf and Lemn Sissay take the stage.
The event kicks off on 29 January at the Jameel Arts Centre, followed by highlight features over the weekend from 4 to 6 February at InterContinental Festival City and at Alserkal Avenue from 12 to 13 February.