The Emirates Festival of Literature completes 15 years of creativity, culture and book celebration today (Feb. 01) the UAE’s Ministry of Interior noted.
In a tweet, the Ministry stated that the UAE celebrates cultural events in Dubai in particular because they reflect the depth of the human being in the society.
“Culture is the evidence of civilization”, it added.
The festival is an international literature festival held annually in the United Arab Emirates. The festival is held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, under the auspices of the Emirates Literature Foundation and is run by Ahlam Bolooki.
The festival’s offices are located within the Dubai International Writers’ Centre.The festival is held each February in Dubai. It features more than 250 sessions and unique events including workshops, masterclasses, panel discussions and poetry readings.
The programme has events for adults and children in Arabic, English, French as well as other languages. An estimated 44,000+ visitors attend the festival each year.
Along with daily sessions, the Festival conducts a “Fringe” for children to encourage local talent. Students also get the opportunity to meet international authors during the “Education Days”.
The Festival is held at the Habtoor Palace, in Dubai, in partnership with Emirates Airline and the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, the Emirates’ authority for culture, arts, and heritage.