Every year the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature brings together people from the four corners of the world to Dubai to entertain, captivate and inspire us. These extraordinary writers bring new ideas and different perspectives, promoting dialogue, sharing their works, their thoughts, and their words, building bridges across cultures. This is a Festival full of ideas, of conversations and of stories being written, filling me with hope for the future.
Throughout, the Festival has maintained its passion in championing the joys of reading, bringing the world of books into the spotlight in the UAE. It has provided a platform for the wider appreciation of Arabic poetry and literature, both at home and abroad, and an opportunity to celebrate Emirati culture.
It is a privilege to bring the world to Dubai, through a shared love of literature.
H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman Emirates Literature Foundation, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive Emirates Airline & Group, Chairman Dubai Airports