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ADIBF Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
23 May - 29 MayFree
ADIBF has become the region’s largest trade fair for publishing, and has broadened its remit considerably to appeal to the general reading public as well – over 150,000 visitors are expected in total.
As well as hosting more than 1,000 publishers from 80 countries, the Fair has more than 400 events including literary and cultural seminars, creative workshops, panel discussions, poetry evenings, educational events, book signings, special sessions by the Professional Programme for Publishers, and children’s activities. The Federal Republic of Germany will be Guest of Honour, featuring German publishers, intellectuals and creators plus screenings of German films “as well as events which highlight collaborations between the German and Arab cultures”.
Entrance to the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is complimentary for members of the public. Opening hours are 9am–10pm (4-10pm Friday).