Under the auspices of Mohamed bin Zayed … “Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 31” starts on 23 May

Abu Dhabi (Etihad)

Under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces, the Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language, affiliated with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, organizes the 31st edition of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, held from May 23 to 29 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, attended by a group of leading writers, thinkers and publishers from around the world.

This year’s edition of the fair will host more than a thousand publishers from 80 countries, presenting an integrated program of events that includes more than 400 different activities that meet the wishes of the public, including dialogue sessions, seminars, literary, cultural and intellectual evenings, in addition to a wide range of educational events and activities Professional program for publishers and children’s events, presented by a group of academics and specialists.
The Federal Republic of Germany will be the guest of honor, which in turn has awarded a rich program of cultural events and events, attended by about 10 German publishers, intellectuals and creators, who will meet the audience of Emirati and Arab culture through more than 15 different cultural and professional sessions.
The Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language selected the Dean of Arabic Literature, Taha Hussein, as the key figure of the year for the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2022, in appreciation of his great and luminous contribution, which he has established in the history of Abu Dhabi. Arab culture. A visual narrative of features from his life, in coordination with the Taha Hussein Museum in Egypt, and a series of seminars discussing several axes in Taha Hussein’s career and thoughts.

  • Muhammed Mubarak
    Muhammed Mubarak

His Excellency Mohammed Khalifa Al Mubarak, President of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said: “Today we are celebrating more than three decades of organizing the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, this leading cultural event for the emirate, and an important element of the strategic vision of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which believes that the cultural and creative industries are important catalysts for economic and social growth and diversification.We are convinced that this year’s exhibition will positively impact the regional and international publishing sectors and offer new opportunities and partnerships with creators and publishers from around the world. “
For his part, Dr. Ali bin Tamim, President of the Abu Dhabi Center for the Arabic Language, “As we celebrate more than three decades since the launch of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, we reaffirm its success in consolidating the emirate’s global position as an incubator. for creativity and creators in all fields, and strengthening its international presence as a capital city. ” A groundbreaking culture where different cultures and civilizations come together for convergence and constructive dialogue that pushes towards enriching the local, regional and both global cultural movement.
In this session, we will work to revive the public’s passion for the written word and strengthen them with knowledge and creativity, as well as facilitate the growth and development of the publishing sector. “He added:” This session of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair will emphasize culture and the role of books in the development of societies and bridge the gap between communication between all cultures and civilizations as the effort. In addition to highlighting Germany as the guest of honor in the celebration of its cultural and intellectual cooperation with the Arab world. “

  • Ali bin Tamim
    Ali bin Tamim

This year’s edition will be attended by a group of prominent cultural and literary figures at Arabic and international level, who will attend more than 400 cultural events, including intellectual and literary sessions and seminars, around which a group of the most prominent writers, writers, Arab and international thinkers and two award winners participate Nobel, who illuminates a variety of knowledge in areas that enrich visitors’ experience and develops the result of their knowledge and perceptions, in addition to poetry evenings for a number of poets, and book signings for 80 authors. opportunity to enjoy a variety of cultural events and a variety of activities presented for the first time in the exhibition such as the cartoon corner, the lifestyle corner, and the music program.
This year, the exhibition also witnesses the Black Box Cinema program returning after a four-year absence.

Arabic publishing conference
This year, the first session of the International Conference on Arabic Publishing and the Creative Industries is scheduled to be held on May 22, ahead of the start of the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, with the participation of a group of experts and specialists. in sector from around the world. The conference will discuss a number of issues aimed at strengthening the book industry and promoting the publishing sector.

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