Emirates Literature Foundation
The Emirates Literature Foundation was established in 2013 by Royal Decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
The Foundation, home of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, is a not-for-profit organisation which supports and nurtures a love of literature in the UAE and the region, through a programme of varied cultural initiatives. Click here to learn more.
Voices Of Future Generations
The UNESCO-backed project is aimed to empower young people and highlight sustainable development goals.Learn More
School Librarian of the Year Award
Celebrate the inspiring work of the UAE’s best school librarians in public and private schools.Learn More
Creative Writing Courses
Join the first writing courses from Curtis Brown Creative to be held in Dubai, UAE, taught by bestselling author Laura Barnett.Learn More
Looking Back at Past Events
Dubai Translation Conference
Our inaugural Translation Conference, held during the UAE’s Year of Reading, put the Arabic language centre stage.
Dubai International Publishing Conference
In 2017, international and local delegates were inspired by renowned speakers from across the world and gave a vibrant vision of publishing today and into the future.
Board of Directors
Find out more about the people who manage the Foundation.
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Listen to our Featured Talking of Books Podcasts
Talking of Books features regular interviews with today’s greatest writers, with previous interviewees including bestselling novelists Chris Cleave, superstar children’s authors Jacqueline Wilson, Andy Stanton and David Almond, internationally-renowned philosopher AC Grayling and rugby legend Brian Moore. And if you’re lucky enough you’ll catch Literary Soundtrack at the end of the show, highlighting a song inspired by literature every single week. Click here to know more.