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Free Student Sessions

In 2020, the Festival’s exciting Free Student Sessions will take place on Wednesday 5 February, and Sunday 9 February. The sessions will be held at the InterContinental Event Centre, Dubai Festival City. Attending students can participate in Live Art 2020 before or after the author session.

We will do our utmost to accommodate as many schools as possible but please note that ticket numbers are generally limited. Many schools choose to bring specific groups of students such as reluctant readers or book competition winners.
In reserving tickets, schools accept responsibility for ensuring their students are safely transported to and from the event, and arrive at the event by the specified time.

Please submit your requests for Free Student Sessions by 27 October 2019 through the form below. We will send an acknowledgement of your request by email immediately, and final confirmation of the number of tickets that we are able to allocate to each school will be given in December 2019.

Tickets can only be reserved through our website. However, individual queries should be directed to julie.hannawi@emirateslitfest.com

Education Programme


Free Student Sessions

Eight Days in Space
Hazza AlMansoori, Sultan AlNeyadi, Salem Al Marri

Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2020
Time: 9:00 – 10:00
Age: 12+ (Secondary Year 7+)
Venue: InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Event No. : 719

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Eight Days in Space
Hazza AlMansoori, Sultan AlNeyadi, Salem Al Marri

Do you dream about going into space? How would it affect your body? What and how would you eat and drink?
Our first Emirati astronaut, back from the International Space Station, answers your questions. Join in to hear Hazza, Sultan and Salem talk about the UAE space programme and what it means for you.

Arabic & English with simultaneous translation.

Roald Dahl’s Rotsome & Repulsant Words
Fiona Ross, Sara-Jane Arbury

Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2020
Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Age: 8+ (Primary Year 3+)
Venue: InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Event No. : 704

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Roald Dahl’s Rotsome & Repulsant Words
Fiona Ross, Sara-Jane Arbury

Get ready to be goose-gruggled and fluckgungled with lively linguists Sara-Jane Arbury and Fiona Ross as they take a light-hearted look at some of the words and phrases created by the infamously inventive children’s author, Roald Dahl. Discover the most mischievous words in Roald’s whizzpopping worlds and uncover some frobscottling facts.

Making a Stand
Ziauddin Yousafzai

Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2020
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Age: 12+ (Secondary Year 7+)
Venue: InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Event No. : 701

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Making a Stand
Ziauddin Yousafzai

Ziauddin Yousafzai is best known as Malala’s father. But he is also the father who refused to clip his daughter’s wings, founding a school for Malala to give her the privilege that only boys enjoyed – education – and fighting for equality. Take this unique chance to hear about his story and the experiences that brought his family to the world’s attention.

Spotlight on Careers

Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2020
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Age: 14+ (Secondary Year 9+)
Venue: InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Event No. : 717

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Spotlight on Careers

Mark your calendars for this brand-new event, where you will hear firsthand about the experiences of people in a variety of exciting professional roles and join a discussion on how to choose and succeed in your own career.

Stay tuned for more details about this inspiring session.

English with simultaneous translation into Arabic.

Free Student Sessions Reservation Form

Enter your details

Enter the details of the sessions you are interested in:

Session Title Tickets for students Tickets for accompanying teachers

Please note: We will send an acknowledgement of your request by email immediately. If you do not receive confirmation, please check your Junk Mail before contacting the Festival team.

Final confirmation of the number of tickets that we are able to allocate to each school will not be given until December 2019.
Ticket requests can only be received through our website. However, individual or event queries should be directed to julie.hannawi@emirateslitfest.com

Live Art 2020

Following the successful and exciting events of the last five years, we are pleased to announce that Live Art with Drawings By Me will return on Wednesday 5 February 2020. Your participating students will create an art piece on “Tomorrow” using oil pastels and their imagination!

More details, including a technical guide and inspirational tips regarding the activity, will be sent out closer to the time.

Livestreaming

There will be a chance for UAE schools to join selected sessions in the 2020 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Education Programme via live link!

Full details of the sessions available for live streaming and how to register will be available on our website soon.

To register your interest in joining sessions via live link, please click here to enter your contact details and we will contact you once online registration is open.

Registration Form for Livestreaming

What our teachers are saying

“I thought his presentation was excellent. He made it exciting and informative and definitely understands what engages children… Jeff Kinney came across as a genuinely warm and friendly guy.”
Lucy Walne – Librarian, Dubai Heights Academy
“The authors were amazing!!! They have found a way into the hearts of the students/people to promote sustainability with their written words and illustrations.”
Jennifer Domingo- Lead Librarian, Horizon School, Make a Difference to the World session
“I thought the sessions were really well organised and very enjoyable. The children loved the additional Live Art session.”
Miss Mead – KS2 English Lead, Regent International School
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