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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature tickets are on sale again


File photo from a previous edition of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai
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Dubai: Tickets are on sale again for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai after being taken offline for program updates following changes to the United Arab Emirates Federal Work Week.

The festival, which takes place this year from February 3 to 13, 2022 at Habtoor City hotels along the canal, had already seen tickets sell out quickly, with more than 50% of tickets for top sessions missing.

People can purchase tickets and view the full list of authors on the EmiratesLitFest website.

Big names such as Gary Vee, Nadiya Hussain, David Walliams, Iman Mersal, Indra Nooyi, Azza Fahmy and Omar Saif Ghobash, who will launch his first novel, have proven their worth, as well as the “As Seen on Screen” component, which introduces Bridgerton writer Julia Quinn, House of Gucci writer Sara Gay Forden, Chernobyl 1986 writer Serhii Plokhy and Demon Slayer host Ken Arto – all live in person to discuss the possibility of wearing their work to the attention of the world through film projectors and streaming channels.

‘Book now’

Festival Director Ahlam Bolooki said: “It’s exciting to see which sessions resonate the most with our audience. We know some sessions will sell out quickly, so I encourage anyone thinking of them to book their tickets now. And for those who need a gift for the person in your life who already has it all, what better than tickets to something unexpected at LitFest, like one of our special events.

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Director of the Ahlam Bolooki festival
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Diversified offers

The line-up includes experts from the worlds of science, history and art; gastronomic events including a dinner with Italian chef Alessandro Borghese and a Dickensian feast at Miss Havisham’s wedding; performances by some of the world’s most accomplished oral artists; and new authors who have captured the literary zeitgeist.

The festival will also host the famous and popular detective writer Mark Billingham; actor Ben Miller with his latest children’s book; YouTuber Ahmed El Ghandour aka Al Da7ee7; and virtually joining the festival, thriller master David Baldacci.

As always, there is an interactive children’s program and workshops for all ages covering poetry and poetry slam, creative writing and storytelling, drawing and illustration.

The festival is organized with the founding partners Emirates Airline and the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture).

Safety first

The Festival will comply with all applicable COVID-19 regulations, and visitors will be asked to wear masks and provide proof of vaccination, or a negative PCR taken within the previous 72 hours.

The Emirates Airline Literature Festival is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

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