Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
The Arab World’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word and one of the world’s leading international literary festivals.
Emirates LitFest: Student Edition
The Student Edition of the 2021 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature ensures that students still get to hear from the authors they know and love.
Voices Of Future Generations
A writing project designed to empower young people to voice their hopes and dreams for a just and sustainable world.
A recent initiative focused on showcasing Arab authors in the global spotlight.
Reading for Pleasure Project
Reading project designed to create lifelong book lovers across the nation.
Literary Conversations Across Borders
New digital project hosts live debate between Emirati experts and leading international commentators
The Global Association of Literary Festivals
Connecting literary festivals from around the world in a spirit of cooperation.Learn More
Boundless Book Club
Tune in for lively conversations and recommendations about books and authors.
Relive past festival events and discover exciting debate on the subjects that matter now in our new virtual series.
The Authors Speak
Vintage Litfest, interviews from top authors previously featured onboard the Emirates LitFest ice channel.
News, views, reading lists and more!
Emirates LitFest Writing Prize
Aspiring novelists from the GCC are invited to submit a sample of their original unpublished writing for a chance to win a coaching session with an international literary agent.
Looking Back at Past Events
From the Inside Out
Stories and personal reflections from the inmates of Dubai Central Jail.
A joint project with the Ministry of Tolerance, celebrating young Emirati authors and illustrators by producing their work on the theme of tolerance in a series of fifteen beautiful children’s books.
School Librarian of the Year Award
Celebrating the inspiring work of the best school librarians in the UAE.