Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2018
Following ten days of literary celebrations, the 10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature concluded on a high with a sold-out session with renowned comedian and bestselling children’s author David Walliams. The event capped off the Festival’s most successful edition, which featured 180 authors from nearly 50 countries.
Held by the Emirates Literature Foundation, the Festival is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Isobel Abulhoul, OBE, CEO and Trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation and Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature said, ‘I am thrilled to announce that our tenth anniversary has been a resounding success. It has been such an honour to host renowned and beloved authors from around the world, to witness young readers delight in meeting their literary heroes, and see the power of words enlighten minds. Friendships have been forged and souls have been enriched. This is what the Festival is about – making memories that will last a lifetime.
‘Our Festival would not be possible without the support of the Board of Trustees of the Emirates Literature Foundation, and our many sponsors, chiefly our title sponsor, Emirates Airline, and our partners, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. We are grateful for the continued participation of the UAE’s educational institutions and the community at large. Our Foundation Friends and the Festival audiences are our core group of supporters who have helped make the Festival the success it is today. We are a small team and rely on the dedication of our volunteers to be able to run a complex and large event and we are deeply thankful for their hard work. And last, but not least, a massive ‘thank you’ to the Foundation team, who work year-round on making the Festival a reality.’ Click here for more.