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The United Arab Emirates is home to a thriving literary culture, which predates the founding of the country more than 50 years ago. Since its launch, the Emirates LitFest has become the biggest celebration of literature in the Middle East, with many Emirati authors, poets, and thinkers making their debuts at the annual event.

 

With a wide range of sessions and workshops taking place throughout the Festival, there’s something for people of all ages, with Emirati talent showcased throughout our programme, in partnership with Dubai Culture.

EMIRATI SPEAKERS

FEEL THE MAGIC OF THE DESERT

Head out among the dunes for an unforgettable night of poetry, music, and performance
at the LitFest’s signature event

WATCH EMIRATI SPEAKERS

Many Emirati speakers have made an appearance on the LitFest stage throughout the years

EXPLORE UAE’S LITERARY HISTORY

Learn about the key figures who played a vital role in the development of the Emirates’ art and culture scene

This spotlight on Emirati literary talent has been brought to you in partnership
with Dubai Culture.

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