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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature ‘Here Comes the Sun’

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the region’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word.

The 14th edition of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai will feature the theme ‘Here Comes the Sun’. This festival is counted amongst the world’s most prominent international literary events — combining literary workshops and debates, performances and panel discussions featuring famous local and international authors.

Over three weeks visitors can be a part of a wonderful celebration of stories in all their iterations and art forms. It is a festival full of creativity, inspiring conversations, and awe-inspiring speakers. The fair offers visitors of all ages the chance to interact with their favourite authors, attend literary debates and participate in workshops.

The festival aims to instil a passion for reading and writing literature into the community. Launched in 2009, the Emirates Lit Fest has grown from humble beginnings into an immensely popular literary event, highly anticipated by residents and visitors each year.

Celebrate literature, arts and creativity with world leaders, thinkers and icons with this year’s optimistic theme ‘Here Comes the Sun’. The 2022 edition will mark the beginning of a new era with a brand new location at Al Habtoor City along with special activations at Expo 2020 Dubai.

This year, Emirates Lit Fest will have a variety of events for adults and kids — including workshops and other special events. The festival’s most popular event, Desert Stanzas, will return with captivating spoken word performances from top artists. Also, expect internationally acclaimed authors to make an appearance. These include Mark Billingham, Alka Joshi, and acclaimed author David Grossman.

Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was one of the leading speakers at the Emirates Airlines Literature Festival first weekend.

The title sponsor Emirates Airline and founding partner Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), make the Festival possible.

The Festival will take place at the Hilton Hotel at Al Habtoor City from 3-12 February.
For more information, please visit https://www.emirateslitfest.com

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