Abu Dhabi Book Fair kicks off today

Abu Dhabi Book Fair kicks off today
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Abu Dhabi: Today marks the start of the International Book Fair in Abu Dhabi. More than 1,000 publishers representing 80 countries will attend the 73,000 square-meter fair at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. The Abu Dhabi Cultural and Tourism Department and Arabic Language Center organize the 29th edition.

Over 1.5 million people are expected at the event. It was held in a Covid setting last year. Germany was the guest country this year. German writers, cultural activists and publishers have organized fifteen cultural events. This year’s Personality of Year award will go to Taha Hussein (the Egyptian author who is known as the Audien in Arabic Literature). In this context, a special screening of Tahahussain was also prepared. The first International Conference of Arabic Publishing and Creative Industries will also be attended by publishers. A prize for Arabic fiction will also be given out, the Arabic Booker Prize.

Dr. Tomorrow will see the honoring of the Sheikh Zayed Award for Abdullah Al Ghatami. You can also purchase signed books by internationally renowned authors at the fair. Professor of Arabic Language and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Roger Allen and other celebrities will be there. You can also have a discussion with some authors. Anyone over 16 years old who has received the Covid vaccine must present a green card to the Alhosen application. Those who haven’t been vaccinated must show a PCR positive within 96 hours. Visitors must wear a mask

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