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WIN! A Golden Ticket to Hay Festival Abu Dhabi

The world-famous Hay Festival will come to Abu Dhabi with a glittering line-up of speakers from around the world and a celebration of Syrian poet Adonis’ 90th birthday in a poetry gala.

The very first Hay Festival Abu Dhabi runs from 25-28 February, and bookworms from around the region are getting excited. With a world-class line up—guaranteed to thrill book lovers, young and old—this celebration of literature will feature workshops, readings, and more, to give you four days of literary fun culminating in a great big birthday celebration for the poet Adonis.


The Festival will bring writers and readers together at the city’s cultural centre, Manarat al Saadiyat, for four days of conversation and debate, story-telling and workshops, music, film, comedy and performance.

Find out what you can expect from Abu Dhabi’s incarnation of the famous Hay Festival Abu Dhabi that annually attracts the world’s literary glitterati.

WIN! A Golden ticket to the Hay Festival Abu Dhabi

Be our lucky winner of a Golden ticket to Hay Festival Abu Dhabi inclusive of five pairs of free tickets to all the events. Simply answer the question and enter your name and details into the form below.

Join the competition and grab the chance to get exclusive access to talks by Syrian poet Adonis; Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019, Jokha Alharthi; and many more!


Where and when is Hay Festival Abu Dhabi taking place?

A. Manarat Al Saadiyat, 25 – 28 February 2020

B. Louvre Abu Dhabi, 25 – 28 February 2020

C. Manarat Al Saadiyat, 20 – 25 February 2020


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Terms & conditions:

  • Competition is only open to Abu Dhabi residents
  • Only one competition entry per person.
  • There will be one prize winner who will receive a Golden Ticket to the Hay Festival Abu Dhabi 2020. The prize includes five pairs of tickets to all Hay Festival Events (subject to availability)
  • The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered
  • The competition will end on 15 February 2020
  • Yalla Abu Dhabi reserves the right to choose the winners
  • Yalla Abu Dhabi reserves the right to withdraw their place and offer to another entrant if no response from the winner has been received within 72 hours of initial contact
  • The Promoter may terminate, amend or withdraw this prize draw and/or these terms and conditions at any time.
  • Entry to the prize draw is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions. By entering the competition, you are deemed to have read and accepted these terms.
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