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.
Hear from local voices, speakers, and moderators throughout the Festival
Many Emirati speakers have made an appearance on the LitFest stage throughout the years
This spotlight on Emirati literary talent has been brought to you in partnership
with Dubai Culture.