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Conclave aligns with the Dubai Social Agenda 33 envisioned by Mohammed Bin Rashid to promote a vibrant society and an education system focused on enriching human capital Two-day event, held…

Dubai, UAE, 8 May 2024: The Emirates Literature Foundation today announced a new partnership with Al Hudhud Publishing and Distribution to promote and strengthen the habit of reading for pleasure…

Dubai, UAE, 9 February 2024: In a prestigious ceremony held this week at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (31 Jan-6 February 2024) the winners of the School Librarian of…

Dubai, UAE, 08 February 2024:  The next generation of writing talent, the Swinners of the Oxford University Press (OUP) Story Writing Competition, were honoured at the Emirates Airline Festival of…

Dubai, UAE, 7 February 2024: For the second year in a row, winners of the Book in a Box competition were celebrated in the last stretch of the 16th edition…

Dubai, UAE, 5 February 2024: The craft of fine handwriting was celebrated today at The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature with a special ceremony to honour the winners of the…

Dubai, UAE, 2 February 2024: Emirates Airline Festival of Literature hosted a special ceremony to celebrate and honour the winners of the Poetry for All Competition, sponsored by Emirates NBD,…

Dubai, 1 February 2024: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is thrilled to announce a partnership with Investment Corporation of Dubai, Dubai Business Associates and FlyDubai. Through this collaboration, the…

Winners of Chevron Readers’ Cup are honoured at a ceremony at the annual Emirates LitFest Dubai, UAE, 31 January 2023: Emirates Airline Festival of Literature kicked off the first day…

The publications – which are a mix of original titles and translated work – shine a spotlight on local and locally based talent and showcases stories from the region on…

In the presence of HH Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum 31 Jan 2024, Dubai, UAE: Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al…

  The only global standard mentorship programme in the region puts writers on the path to getting an international publishing deal. Dubai, 31 January 2024: The winners of First Chapter,…

 Festival will host new events and experiences in the form of LitFest After Hours, Discovery Talks, LitFest Families and Youth Day. The parent organization, Emirates Literature Foundation, announces dynamic partnerships…

TikTok and Emirates Airline Festival of Literature partner to encourage book lovers, authors, storytellers, and educators to get creative and celebrate their literary enthusiasm with short-form videos from January 9…

Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature have announced today the programme for the upcoming Festival and made tickets available to the public Dubai, 15 December 2023: The Emirates Airline Festival of…

24 November, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the Arab World’s largest celebration of stories and ideas, is excited to announce the next wave of outstanding…

New Chapter for the Festival with the addition of LitFest After Hours, Discovery Talks, LitFest Families and Youth Day, a specially curated day of programming for university students. Dubai, 14…

HH Sheikha Hissa bint Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum applauds young authors and says we must all listen to their voices 12 November 2023, Dubai, UAE: The winners of the…

Partners, teachers, parents and students from the Foundation’s collaboration with DP World – Reading for Pleasure – were hosted at Mohammed Bin Rashid Library ahead of COP28 With only 38…

Dubai, 12 October 2023: Applications are now open for the UAE’s prestigious mentorship programme, First Chapter: ELF Seddiqi Writers’ Fellowship, which aims to highlight new voices from the region and bring them…

Dubai, UAE, 4 October 2023: The eighth edition of the School Librarian of the Year Award, presented by The General Secretariat of the Executive Council of Dubai and Emirates Literature…

Dubai, 28 September 2023: The Emirates Literature Foundation is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2024 edition of their annual student competitions: the Chevron Readers’ Cup competition and the…

Emirates Literature Foundation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Zayed University aimed at collecting data and conducting an empirical study on the impact of the Reading for Pleasure…

Join the first conversation on the theme ‘Shaping the Arab World’ 12 September 2023, UAE: The National Library and Archives, in collaboration with the Emirates Literature Foundation, is launching the…

Dubai, UAE, 21 June 2023: Emirates Literature Foundation launches the RGS Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition, which celebrates the power of a handwritten letter. The competition will give young…

Dubai, 14 June 2023: Dubai-based author Sara Hamdan has achieved a regional first in publishing: Her debut novel, What Will People Think?, got snapped up in a major two-book deal…

Dubai, UAE, June 13, 2023: The Emirates Literature Foundation is thrilled to announce the launch of its annual Story Writing Competition, inviting young writers across the nation to demonstrate their…

25 May 2023, UAE: Emirates Literature Foundation and National Library and Archives have joined forces to announce an exciting new partnership that aims to foster cultural engagement and exploration. Under…

Dubai, 02 May 2023: Emirates Literature Foundation have signed a grant agreement with DP World to foster a love of reading for pleasure in children. Under the five-year pilot scheme,…

Enriching the online encyclopaedia with accurate information about Ramadan traditions in the Arab World. “The holy month of Ramadan revolves around giving and gathering; there is no better way to…

Stellar performance impress children on earth as part of the ELF in Space programme Dubai, UAE, 23 March 2023: The Emirates Literature Foundation’s collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, ELF in Space,…

The Emirates Literature Foundation Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Ahlam Bolooki as their new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

Activities and resources for all age groups in celebration of the Foundation’s ten-year anniversary Dubai, UAE, 3 March, 2023: The Emirates Literature Foundation is celebrating the UAE’s Month of Reading…

The UAE’s young poetry performers were celebrated at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature at a special ceremony to honour the winners of the Poetry for All Competition, sponsored by Emirates NBD.

The next generation of writing talent, the winners of the Oxford University Press (OUP) Story Writing Competition, were honoured at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in a special prizegiving ceremony.

Dubai, UAE, xx February 2023: Emirates Literature Foundation celebrated the winners of their new Book in a Box competition at the 15th edition of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature….

Ten writers hand-picked for mentorship programme with internationally published authors

The 2023 winners of the Emirates LitFest Writing Prize, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s prestigious competition to discover unpublished novelists, have been announced.

Chevron Readers’ Cup winners celebrated at special ceremony

Winners are announced of the Royal Grammar School Guildford Dubai Children’s Letter Writing Competition

HH Sheikha Hissa bint Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum said: “Hear their voices. Read their stories. Be guided by their passion and join the movement.”   Dubai, UAE, 5 February…

A rare 1764 edition of an influential English-language translation of the Quran is permanently displayed at the MBRL Dubai, UAE, 2 February 2023: During an exceptional donation ceremony at the…

270 authors from around the world meet in Dubai for six days of celebration marking 15 sensational years for the Festival Parent organisation, Emirates Literature Foundation, announces new partnerships with…

The Festival opens its doors with its signature event, Desert Stanzas The opening ceremony is followed by a fun-filled week of sessions, workshops, and special events. Dubai, UAE, 31 January…

Covering a diverse range of themes and topics from horror to comics, with everything in between, the workshops are led by some of the world’s leading literary figuresThe Emirates Airline…

15% discount on general sessions tickets bought before 15 December Dubai, 5 December 2022:  Early-bird tickets are selling fast for The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, with just 10 days…

ELF’S PICKS – HEADLINE AUTHORS AND SPEAKERS The following document covers categories listed below: Old Friends and New (returning and new headline authors) Emirati Spotlight World Literature (tales from around…

Succession’s Brian Cox, Cecelia Ahern, Mohsin Hamid and Shashi Tharoor head the line-up Two-venue with sessions simultaneously running at InterContinental Dubai Festival City and Mohammed bin Rashid Library Dubai, 14…

An innovative project by the Wikimedians of UAE user group and the Emirates Literature Foundation Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 1: The WikiArabia conference concluded its sixth edition, held in…

Dubai, UAE, 20 October 2022: The Wikimedians of the UAE User Group have announced the line-up for the first WikiArabia in the UAE and the region, which includes top experts,…

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