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All you need to know about the 33rd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

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Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Save the dates for the week-long The 33rd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2024 on its way to the UAE capital

Calling all bookworms!

The 33rd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2024, or ADIBF is coming back to the UAE capital for one week only.

Save the dates from 29 April to 5 May and head to ADNEC for a bookfest like no other. While there’s free entry, you’re better off pre-booking as well. And there’s plenty of free stuff tied to your tickets as well, which is inclusive of one free visit per person to the Qasr Al Hosn and Louvre Abu Dhabi museums, discounts from audiobook publishers, and savings of up to 25 per cent on book prices!

Under the slogan ‘Where the World’s Tales Unfold’ this year, the event will be showing 1,350 publishers from 90 countries (12 of them represented for the first time), 375 local exhibitors (publishers, distributors, government entities), and more than 2,000 associated activities covering various cultural and knowledge fields (including the third running of a series of debates modelled on the Oxford style, the first examples of that in the Arab world).

This year, Egypt plays the Guest of Honour for its ‘role as a beacon of knowledge, culture, and art that has influenced the cultures and knowledge of the masses with creative content across various fields’.

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair also celebrates the first Arab author to win the Nobel Prize, the late Naguib Mahfouz, as the Focus Personality for this year – his best-known novels, Cairo Trilogy and Children of Gebelawi were banned in Egypt until recently. The Focus Personality programme includes critical readings, lectures and seminars, and a dedicated pavilion.

This year, the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair will highlight the impact of AI on the publishing world and creative industries; there will also be a Copyright Exchange Forum, the Abu Dhabi Fellowship Programme (Abu Dhabi Connect), and the New Opportunities Centre.

The Fair will also adopt a new initiative to support digital technologies and statistics in the Arab world, with a special focus on artificial intelligence, offering advanced workshops to build Arab publishers’ skills in this field.

A new addition this year is an Arabic Content Forum for Children and Adolescents, a dedicated forum for photography as part of the Arts Corner titled ‘Image as Language’; a dedicated Cinema Corner with screenings and creative workshops; an Arabic Content Forum for Children and Adolescents; a dedicated forum for photography as part of the Arts Corner titled ‘Image as Language’, and a popular book market named after the Al-Azbakiya Wall Book Market in Egypt.

 

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