260 creators participate in more than 300 activities

"Emirates Airlines for Literature" .. starts today from "the depths of the desert"

  • The “Evening in the Desert” annually hosts a group of creative people in performances accompanied by music and poetry.

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Today, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will start at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City and the Mohammed bin Rashid Library, and will continue until February 6.

This session is classified as the largest, because it hosts more than 260 writers, creators, and thought leaders from around the world and the Arab world, in more than 300 events covering all topics in literature, arts, and culture.

The festival officially opens its doors with its most prominent event, “Verses from the Depths of the Desert”, which is a magical evening in the desert of Dubai, in which a group of poets and performers gather to present a variety of amazing performances accompanied by music and poetry, and the evening ends with a distinguished dinner.

The festival's agenda includes a number of special events, most notably a luxurious evening in the love of Gibran Khalil Gibran, to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Gibran's birth.

The program includes a number of sessions and workshops, which include a distinguished group of Arab writers and creators. The publishing day returns this year with a package of sessions and workshops with a group of experts specialized in the field of publishing and bookmaking. The festival program also sheds light on a distinguished group of Emirati creators. Through the "Emirati" axis, which is sponsored by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture).

Mohammed Ahmed Al-Murr, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, said, “The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, its cultural and literary activities intersect with our vision and strategy in the Mohammed bin Rashid Library, as it contributes to establishing the base of creativity in a systematic and thoughtful manner, and contributes to the advancement of the scene.” And the literary and intellectual movement at the local and regional levels.” He added: “It has succeeded in strengthening its position among many festivals, and giving Emirati creators in various fields of literature an ideal opportunity to get acquainted with various global cultures, and to reach a positive step on the way to strengthening the infrastructure of the authoring and publishing sector.” ».

Dr. Saeed Mubarak bin Kharbash, Executive Director of the Arts and Literature Sector in Dubai Culture, stressed the importance of Dubai hosting literature and culture festivals, for its role in enriching the local cultural and creative sector, saying: “Over the course of 15 years, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has been able to transform into an effective global platform. It contributes to supporting local talents, highlighting their achievements and creativity, and presenting them to the world, through its activities and sessions that enrich the local and international cultural scene, and its qualitative discussions that encourage cultural exchange between human societies, which falls within the framework of Dubai Culture's commitments aimed at creating a sustainable cultural environment that works To attract people of thought and literature from all over the world.

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