In Middle East, Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is known to be one of the most renowned literature fest that brings together all the authors, poets and scholars from all across the world under one roof to promote education and love for literature. The literature fest organized last year invited 170 eminent guests from 35 different countries. The guests were famous writers, thinkers and speakers who presented their point of view on the event. The unique event attracted more than 30,000 visitors from all around the globe.
This year the most anticipated fest is set to bring more than 120 international authors on the platform. The festival begins from Tuesday March 3 to Saturday 7. The residents of Dubai are getting a golden opportunity to meet with the famous author and interact with them during the 5 days long event. This year several famous authors will be attending the event including Mohsin Hamid author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, David Mitchell author of Cloud Atlas, Michael Morpurgo author of War Horse and Markus Zusak author of The Book Thief. Several celebrities like traveler Charley Boorman, mathematician and scientist Lewis Dartnell, rugby player turned adventurer Richard Parks and David Suchet, the man now synonymous with Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot are also attending the event.
Highlights of Dubai literature festival
Famous comedian and author of bestselling books like Gangsta Granny and Awful Auntie, David Walliams will attend the fest and will discuss about his books. His books are quite famous among children and have been translated in 40 different languages. His recent book,The First Hippo on the Moon is currently one of the bestselling books in United Kingdom.
Venue: The Cultural and Scientific Association, Al Mamzar
Date & Time: February 28, 3pm-4pm
Harry Potter Book Night
On the upcoming event kids can refresh their Harry Potter memory with a sip of pumpkin juice. The organizers are going to recreate Al Shindagha Historical Neighbourhood into Hogwarts for the kids to enjoy Harry Potter book night. The participants are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Harry Potter character where they can enjoy the thrill of treasure hunt and special quiz.
Venue: Dubai International Writers’ Centre, Al Shindagha Historical Neighbourhood.
Date & Time: March 3-7, 6.30pm
Public Speaking Workshop
Lea Sellers, media trainer and motivational speaker is all set to give a speech on various topics like how to articulate your message fluently and convincingly. The event will help you to overcome your communication barrier and act confidently. The workshop will also press on issues related with social media and networking. The seminar is for women only.
Venue: Al Majlis, InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Date & Time: March 4, 10.30am-1pm
The Fall of The Ottomans
The event will also host a seminar with award-winning Oxford and Middle East historian Dr. Eugene Rogan. He will discuss about his latest book The Great War in the Middle East which talks about the rich heritage of ancient Arabic culture,
Venue: Al Ras 3, InterContinental Dubai Festival City.
Date & Time: March 4, 6.30pm-7.30pm