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Tickets now on sale for Emirates literature fest

DUBAI, November 14, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2020, the annual literary extravaganza which will take place from February 4-9, 2020 at the InterContinental, Dubai Festival City.

The entertaining and eclectic line-up features big names, award-winning novelists and world-leading experts on the compelling issues facing us all today. Within sights on life’s big questions, ranging from how to save the planet, to how to make the world more sustainable, tolerant and harmonious for us all, organisers expect the multi-faceted programme to attract a wide audience.

TV presenter and best-selling author Nadiya Hussain, ‘Killing Eve’ creator Luke Jennings, historian Bettany Hughes, explorer Ranulph Fiennes,  space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock,  and  UAE astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansouri are some of the  inspiring writers  who will  entertain, inspire, challenge and excite people from all walks of life and of all ages.

Award-winning and best-selling authors include Tayari Jones, Jokha Alharthi, Hoda Barakat,  Omaima Alkhamis, Esi Edugayan Mohammed Hanif, Linwood Barclay, Graeme Simsion, Santa Montefiori, Mitch Albom and Omar Saif Ghobash. Genres covered include literary, popular and crime fiction, business, history, spirituality, poetry, science, food, adventure and exploration and more.

As always there is a vibrant and interactive programme to keep children of all ages enthralled, and the Festival’s special events, which are consistently amongst the first to sell-out, feature the ever-popular Murder Mystery Dinner, the atmospheric Desert Stanzas and a stunning Charity Gala finale- a celebration of music, poetry and readings in collaboration with Dubai Cares, in support of their programmes for child refugees across the region.

The festival is held with founding partners Emirates Airline and the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated authority for heritage, arts, and culture.

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. – TradeArabia News Service


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