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Whether you’re visiting Dubai for the first time, or you’ve been living in the UAE for several years, there’s plenty to see and do for people of all ages. Venture out to the bustling souks and vibrant historic neighborhoods to get a sense of the city’s rich history, or step into one of the many galleries and museums tucked all over the city and catch a glimpse of Dubai’s inspiring growth and vision for the future.

 

The Emirates LitFest brings together the best the UAE and the world have to offer for a one-of-a-kind literary experience. 7 days. 150+ memorable events. Don’t miss a single moment!

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will take place at the InterContinental Hotel, which is accessible by metro, bus, car, and even across the creek by abra. Just make sure you check the exact location of your session before setting out to join in!

 

FOOD AND DRINKs AT THE FESTIVAL

Finding something to snack on or even having a full meal is never a problem at the LitFest

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DINNER EVENTS

From murder mystery dinners with crime writers, to tasting menus from internationally-acclaimed restaurants and chefs, the LitFest brings one of the best parts of reading to life: the food.

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fine Dining

Whether you’re looking to indulge in some fine dining or grabbing a light meal at a cafe, the InterCon has a wide selection of restaraunts to choose from.



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casual fare

Walk down to our bay of food trucks at the InterCon’s outdoor venue or make a quick trip to the Festival City mall next door for a bite to eat between Festival programming.



From meeting favourite authors and fun educational workshops, to interactive book readings and lively song and dance sessions, there’s something for even the youngest of readers.

 

Come together as a family and unlock a lifelong love of reading and a lifetime of memories.

This year’s Festival takes place at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City, which boasts waterfront and skyline views of the Dubai Creek, an award-winning spa, a Michelin starred chef, and a world-class luxury experience for families, friend groups, and solo travellers alike.

 

Just 10 minutes away from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library and with direct access to Festival City Mall, the InterCon is the ideal location for anyone looking to stay close to the LitFest and explore the city at large.