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Free Student Sessions – Register your interest to live stream

In 2020, the Festival’s exciting Free Student Sessions will take place on Wednesday 5 February, and Sunday 9 February.

Registration to attend free sessions is now closed, but UAE schools can now register their interest to join the Eight Days in Space and the Making a Stand sessions at the 2020 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Education Programme via live link!

Please see the session details below and click here to register your interest in livestreaming by 19 January 2020.

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.

Registration for livestreaming must be entered via our website. Please send any queries to

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Free Student Sessions – register your interest to live stream

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+)
Event No. : 719

Learn More | Register for Live Streaming

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.

Making a Stand
Ziauddin Yousafzai

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

Learn More | Register for Live Streaming

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.

How to Watch:

  • Please register your interest below and you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the livestream.
  • Please note that your listening and/or viewing experience will vary depending on network conditions and your device. Users with fast devices and Internet connections will have better results.
  • Please work with your school leadership team and IT department to ensure that you will be able to open the livestreaming link on your device within your school network.

Register your interest in 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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