800 exhibitors from 46 countries participate in the 30th Abu Dhabi Book Fair

 Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center in the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi announced the program and activities of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair in its 30th session, in addition to the precautionary measures that will be applied to preserve the safety of the organizers and Exhibitors and visitors.

This came during a press conference held yesterday at the headquarters of the Youth Center in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of Ali bin Tamim, President of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center, and Juergen Bose, President of the Frankfurt International Book Fair, who participated virtually, and Moza Al Shamsi, Acting Executive Director of the Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language, and Saeed Al Tunaiji, Director of the Media Office of the Abu Dhabi Language Center. Arabic.

Ali bin Tamim said: “We strive hard to achieve the ambitious vision of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair in consolidating its position among the best international book fairs, through constructive international partnerships with the leaders of the cultural sector around the world .. We are pleased this year to celebrate the Federal Republic of Germany as a guest. It is an honor to the exhibition and to announce our partnership with the Frankfurt International Book Fair. "

He added, "At the Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language, we realize that the advancement of the publishing and literature sector entails many efforts that extend beyond providing appropriate platforms for intellectual meeting and cooperation between individuals and institutions ... We are pleased to announce the launch of the first virtual platform for selling copyright in the Arab region. We have also taken practical steps to support this sector by providing a comprehensive package of incentive benefits to publishers and authors alike .. The best proof of this is the paradigm shift in the "Spotlight on Copyright" program, through which we have increased the number of grants we allocate to 300 grants and include Both e-book and audiobook categories to the paperback book translated this year. "

He said that the 30th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is witnessing the participation of more than 800 exhibitors in attendance and virtually from more than 46 countries from around the world.

He stressed that the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center hosts the Federal Republic of Germany as a guest of honor in the thirty-first and thirty-first sessions of the exhibition, to celebrate the cultural and civilizational ties, and to shed light on the rich cultural heritage of Germany and its contributions to the sector of knowledge and cultural exchange.

And Ali bin Tamim announced during a press conference that Moza Al Shamsi, Acting Executive Director of the Abu Dhabi Center for Arabic Language, will assume the position of Director of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, to be the first woman to run an international book fair in the region.

Moza Al Shamsi said that the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is one of the most important book fairs in the world, and we confirm our readiness to host this important event, in a step that is a culmination of the success of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in addressing the consequences of the Covid 19 pandemic, thanks to the directives of our wise leadership and the sincerity and dedication of the heroes of the first line of defense.

Al Shamsi added: "The exhibition represents one of the most important events concerned with the publishing sector in the Middle East region and hosts a wide spectrum of Arab and international publishing houses and provides a platform for publishers, intellectuals, writers, libraries, agents, cultural and governmental bodies from around the world to exchange ideas and explore the horizons of cooperation, and to identify the most prominent trends." Innovations in the sector and access to the most important literary publications. "

She indicated that for the first time and within the program of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, the Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language is organizing an exhibition "From Cinderella to Sinbad, Arab and German Classics" during the period from April to September 2021 at the Cultural Foundation, in addition to hosting a series of film screenings from German cinema in Manara Saadiyat from 27 to 29 May next.

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair organizers have adopted a series of precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the public and the participants. All visitors must register in advance before visiting the exhibition to obtain an electronic access card, through the website

https://adbookfair.com/ or the mobile application and The maximum duration of the visit will be 3 hours, provided that visitors are provided with a colored paper bracelet upon entry to enable the organizers to determine the date of the end of the visit.

Visitors and participants must activate the Al Hosn application on their smartphones, and show a negative result for the nasal swab test that took place during the past 48 hours, or the / @ sign or / E / sign on the Al Hosn app in order to enter the exhibition, and a temperature test will be performed at the entrances. ... The exhibition administration will allocate special gates for departure to avoid congestion at the entrances, and visitors will stop entering when the maximum hall capacity is reached.

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