Emirates is the title sponsor of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, expanding the airline’s commitment to the arts in Dubai. In 2017, the Festival will return for the ninth year, bringing more than 150 authors – from bestselling International names to emerging talent – to Dubai for 10 action-packed days of literary activity. In partnership with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is a not-for-profit event supported by sponsorship and the voluntary efforts of Dubai’s reading community. As the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature brings people of all ages together with authors from across the world to promote education, debate and reading.
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s strong educational remit includes Education Days consisting of author-led workshops and sessions dedicated to improving literacy among Arabic speakers by encouraging reading in children.
The Festival has won numerous awards, including Best Festival at the Middle East Event Awards from 2013-2015, Best Family Friendly Day Out Award at the Time Out Kids Awards 2016 and Favourite Festival at the What’s On Awards 2016.