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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Why? This is the best month to take advantage of our limited time 15% Early Bird Discount on the ‘First 25’ Emirates Airline Festival of Literature sessions and feature events. Some of our sessions have already sold out, so if you have been intending to make your choices, we wanted you to know there is no better time than before 24th November.

If you still need an introduction to our ‘First 25’ authors, watch the reveal video from our press launch!




Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

For the Love of Words at Dubai Opera
Prepare to be awed by the spoken word as the finest contemporary poets from the UAE and UK take the stage at Dubai Opera to celebrate the power of poetry.
Tuesday 6 March 2018, 20:00 – 22:00

Cheryl Strayed: Wild
Relive the life-changing journey of Cheryl Strayed that was adapted into the critically-acclaimed film Wild starring Reese Witherspoon, and hear the inspiring stories behind her other books.
Friday 9 March 2018, 18:00 – 19:00

Chetan Bhagat: One Indian Girl
In his only Festival session, India’s best-selling author discusses his latest book One Indian Girl and the demands placed on young women caught between family, career and love.
Friday 9 March 2018, 18:00 – 19:00

Ibrahim Nasrallah: Dog War II
What made IPAF-shortlisted author Ibrahim Nasrallah move from writing about Palestinian history to writing futuristic dystopia Dog War II? Find out at this session.
Friday 2 March 2018, 16:00 – 17:00

Khaled Khalifa: Aleppo in Our Heart
Don’t miss the chance to listen to celebrated Syrian author Khaled Khalifa talk about how his writing portrays the life of Aleppo and its people.
Friday 2 March 2018, 19:30 – 20:30

Digital Diplomacy: Omar Saif Ghobash and Thomas Fletcher
When heads of state can share their every idle thought at the push of a button, how can technology be used responsibly? Two inspiring young diplomats investigate.
Saturday 3 March 2018, 14:00 – 15:00

Levison Wood: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
Start an epic journey across continents from England to India with Levison Wood as he recounts the eccentric (and occasionally dangerous) places and characters he encountered on the way.
Saturday 10 March 2018, 14:00 – 15:00

Richard & Judy’s Festival Book Club
Britain’s foremost daytime TV duo meet with their pick of Festival authors for a live Book Club session – and you’re invited to join!
Saturday 3 March 2018, 10:00 – 11:00


Emirates Airline Festival of Literature



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