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HISTORY & TRADITIONS - LITERATURE

Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature enriches libraries with distinctive titles

Posted on 29/01/2017

The Emirate of Sharjah has become a hub for cultural events, endorsed by an entire spectrum of initiatives that enrich the literary and cultural arena locally, regionally and internationally. A shining example of that is the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature, organised annually by the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) and sponsored by the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat Group). Launched in 2009 by Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Book Authority celebrates UAE’s literary bonds with Kuwait

Posted on 01/12/2016

The literary and cultural bonds between the UAE and Kuwait were celebrated at the 41st edition of the Kuwait International Book Fair, KIBF, with Sharjah Book Authority, SBA's, participation at the event highlighting the two GCC states' strong ties. A total of 565 publishing houses from 30 countries took part at this year's edition of the fair, which took place at Kuwait International Fairground and hosted a number of prominent authors, intellectuals and literary figures from across the world. ...  >>MORE

Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature Winners to be announced on Wednesday

Posted on 31/10/2016

The winners of the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature are to be announced during the opening of the Sharjah International Book Fair on Wednesday. The award is organised by the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) and sponsored by Emirates Telecommunication Corporation (Etisalat Group). The event will be held at the opening ceremony of the 35th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which runs from November 2-12, 2016 at Expo Centre Sharjah. The shortlisted ...  >>MORE

Emirates Literature Foundation announces inaugural translation conference

Posted on 17/10/2016

The Emirates Literature Foundation, in partnership with The Executive Council of Dubai, will host the Dubai Translation Conference from 20th to 22nd October 2016. The event celebrates the ideals of the National Reading Policy, launched in the UAE in 2016, and is another step towards enriching the body of literature in the Arabic Language, promoting the creative content of Arab writers to non-Arabic speakers and promoting a reading culture within the Arab world, in an effort to create a new ...  >>MORE

UAEBBY highlights Emirati efforts in support of children's literature

Posted on 23/08/2016

The UAE Board on Books for Young People, UAEBBY, the national branch of the International Board on Books for Young People, IBBY, has highlighted Emirati efforts in support of children's literature at the 35th edition of the IBBY International Congress and General Assembly, which concluded recently in Auckland, New Zealand. Marwa Obaid Al Aqroubi, President of the UAEBBY Executive Board, headed the congress's UAE delegation, which included Meera Al Naqbi, the UAEBBY's General Coordinator, and ...  >>MORE

Actor Hugh Grant narrates Little Prince at Abu Dhabi festival

Posted on 24/04/2016

The Little Prince created history again. One of the world's most cherished books got its debut performance in the Arab world when it was performed at the Abu Dhabi Festival stage on Thursday night. Narrating the fourth most translated books in the world, famous British actor Hugh Grant, gave life to Nick Lloyd Webber and James D Reid's debut musical of The Little Prince for the first time in an Arab country. Celebrating France as this year's Festival 'Country of Honour', the orchestral ...  >>MORE

Bodour Al Qasimi launches Kalimat Foundation for children’s empowerment

Posted on 23/04/2016

Coinciding with World Book Day (WBD), Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and CEO of Kalimat Group, yesterday launched the Kalimat Foundation for Children's Empowerment, a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing books and reading material to children and in underprivileged areas, as well as global regions affected by crises and conflict. Headquartered in the Emirate of Sharjah, UAE, Kalimat Foundation strives to ensure the fundamental right of every child to read. It works to ...  >>MORE

Ruler of Sharjah plans to write encyclopaedia of Arab Gulf history

Posted on 17/04/2016

LONDON: H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has revealed that he intends to write a detailed encyclopaedia on the history of the Arab Gulf since the Genesis. He pointed out that the existing Gulf encyclopaedia was prepared by one of the British writers from the British viewpoint, and added that it was confined to the British presence in the Gulf. Sheikh Sultan said his new encyclopaedia would focus on all the stages that the Arabian Gulf ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Book Authority promotes Sharjah at London Book Fair

Posted on 16/04/2016

LONDON: The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has concluded its participation at the 45th edition of the London Book Fair (LBF 2016) – the world's biggest publishing trade fair – on Thursday. The authority's presence at the event formed part of its efforts to attract international publishing houses to the emirate of Sharjah and the UAE. SBA participated in the fair with a special stand showcasing its leading initiatives and events, most notably the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), Sharjah ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Ruler witnesses launch of 8th Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature in London

Posted on 14/04/2016

LONDON: H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, witnessed on Tuesday the launch of the 8th edition of the ‘Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature' in London. Also present at the launch was Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and Honorary President of the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY). Organised by UAEBBY and sponsored by Etisalat - the UAE's leading telecommunications operator - the Etisalat Award for Arabic ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces winners of its tenth cycle

Posted on 08/04/2016

Yesterday the Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced the names of the winners of its tenth cycle (2015-2016) following the Board of Trustees' meeting last week, which marked the last step in the selection process. The awards and winning titles are as follows: Contribution to the Development of Nations Award went to Al-Sarab (The Mirage) by Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi from UAE, published by The Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research, 2015. The study focuses on the emergence of politicized ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Book Authority participates in Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Posted on 08/04/2016

The Sharjah Authority, SBA, is participating in the 53rd edition of the Bologna Children's Book Fair, the major literary event, being held from 4th to 7th April in Italy. The event is hosting more than 1,200 exhibitors from 98 countries, with Germany - home of the world's first printed book - being celebrated as its ‘Guest of Honour.' SBA's participation in the world's oldest children's book event has boosted the presence of the emirate of Sharjah, which is witnessing increasing attention by ...  >>MORE

Kalimat receives Best Children’s Publisher of the Year in Asia at Bologna Book Fair 2016

Posted on 06/04/2016

In a ground-breaking achievement for an Emirati publishing house, Kalimat Publishing House, a subsidiary of Kalimat Publishing Group, won the Bologna Best Children's Publisher of the Year Prize – BOP – Asia 2016. More than 500 publishers, authors and illustrators of children's books from around the world were present at the award ceremony, which took place yesterday (Monday) in Bologna, Italy. Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and CEO of Kalimat Group, received the prestigious ...  >>MORE

Minister launches UAE Reading Club

Posted on 30/03/2016

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, assured that the most important objective of the ministry was to promote culture and knowledge at all levels. He added that the launch of the UAE Reading Club in all cultural centres is one of the tools used to disseminate knowledge. It is also a chance to activate the role of the family in encouraging their children to read, in addition to promoting the importance of reading among all institutions. The reading ...  >>MORE

Sharjah Book Authority launches World's First Virtual Reality Book

Posted on 27/03/2016

Children in the UAE are set to enter a fun new age of reading with the launch of the world's first virtual reality book. The service will be available in both Arabic and English, by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) as part of its campaign to promote the eighth edition of the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival (SCRF), which will take place from April 20-30, 2016 at Expo Centre Sharjah. SBA chose the title ‘Baba Zayed' - a publication from Kalimat publishing house – as the first book to be used ...  >>MORE

Emirates Airlines literature festival to start on Tuesday

Posted on 29/02/2016

The Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature kicks off on Tuesday and is scheduled to run until March 12. Centred around the theme of ‘Time', the event will see the participation of more than 150 writers, poets and illustrators from 30 countries. The festival will mostly take place at InterContinental Hotel in Festival City. With 2016 announced as the Year of Reading by the country's leaders, the eighth edition of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is putting a special emphasis on ...  >>MORE

Kalimat becomes first Emirati publishing house to win Bologna Children’s Book Fair Award

Posted on 24/02/2016

In a new achievement for the publishing industry in the UAE, Tongue Twists (Lisanak Hisanak), by Kalimat, has won the 'New Horizons' category of the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi Award after being the only Arabic book to be shortlisted for the award in 2016. The award winning book is written by Fatima Sharafeddine and illustrated by Hanane Qai. Kalimat is the first Emirati Publishing House to win the most important award in the children's publishing market. Jury members said that the inventive ...  >>MORE

Kharareef Heritage Storytellers launch the First Annual Fairytales and Fables competition in UAE schools

Posted on 19/02/2016

In efforts to inspire students to read, write, and explore their creativity as they delve into the art of the Emirati storytelling tradition, Brione LaThrop, Faculty Advisor to the Kharareef Heritage Storytellers at Zayed University, announced the launch of its First Annual Fairytales and Fables from the UAE competition starting from tomorrow in various schools within the Emirates. The contest is held in partnership with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding, SMCCU, and ...  >>MORE

Knowledge Without Borders announce the details of "1001 Titles" initiative

Posted on 17/02/2016

Knowledge Without Borders, KWB, has announced the launch of "1001 Titles", a project which seeks to release 1001 Emirati books over the next two years in line with 2016 being declared the Year of Reading in the UAE. The Dh 5 million initiative will be implemented in 2016 and 2017, and will add to the calibre of local intellectual offerings currently available, enriching public libraries, schools and university libraries with Emirati publications. The details were revealed during a press ...  >>MORE

Year of Reading, Shakespeare top themes of literature fest

Posted on 16/02/2016

With 2016 pronounced as the Year of Reading by the country's leaders, the eighth edition of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is putting a special emphasis on the habit, along with local traditions and William Shakespeare, in honour of the famous bard's 400th anniversary. More than 150, poets, illustrators and thinkers are featured in this year's festival, which is scheduled to run for an unprecedented 12-day period, from March 1 to 12. "Each year the Festival evolves to embrace new ...  >>MORE

DEWA signs MoU with MBRF to support the positive events and activities of the Year of Reading

Posted on 18/01/2016

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation. The MoU is part of DEWA's policy of strengthening and supporting strategic partnerships and combining efforts among local government departments to encourage and consolidate the culture of reading in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who announced 2016 as "The Year of Reading" and in line with ...  >>MORE

Dubai Municipality launches library kiosks at beaches

Posted on 08/01/2016

After the Smart Palms, more services are in the pipeline to lift your spirits while relaxing on Dubai's sunny beaches. Beach goers will be given books to read for free from next month, thanks to a Dubai Municipality initiative. The municipality is all set to introduce library kiosks from where beach goers can borrow books to read and unwind while soaking up the sun. The project aims to encourage people to read, in line with the initiative of the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin ...  >>MORE

Emirati poet Habib Al Sayegh elected new SG of Arab Writers Union for three-year term

Posted on 26/12/2015

The General Conference of the Arab Writers Union has unanimously elected Emirati poet Habib Al Sayegh, Chairman of the Emirates Writers Union, as its secretary-general for a three-year term. Abdul Rahim Alam, President of the Moroccan Writers Union, was elected first deputy to the secretary-general. Announcing the results of the election at a press conference today, Secretary-General of the Arab Writers Union, Mohammed Salmawi, said, 'We are confident that Al Sayegh will be the trusted person ...  >>MORE

Young winners of UAEBBY's competition announced

Posted on 14/11/2015

The UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY), has announced the top three winners of its creative writing competition, "Read, Dream, Create" with winners receiving a collection from Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature winning books and certificates at their schools during the morning assembly. The first prize winner of the creative writing contest is 11-year-old Shaima Refat for her story called "Noqtat Bada'a". Second prize went to 8-year-old Hana'a Mahdi for her story, ...  >>MORE

Longlist announced for Zayed Award in Children’s Literature category

Posted on 12/11/2015

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced yesterday its long list for the Children's Literature category in its tenth cycle. The Longlist consists of 8 children's books and 4 adolescent's, as follows: "waraqat al qaiqab al hamraa" (The red maple leaf) authored by Fatima Sharafeddine from Lebanon, "Ta'er al warwar" (The bee-eater) by Hassan Abdallah from Lebanon, "al haqiba al ‘ajiba" (The wondrous school bag) by Omima Ezzedine from Egypt, "Ahlam" (Dreams) by Jaleel Khazaal from Iraqi, ...  >>MORE

Sultan Al Qasimi attends announcement of shortlisted books for Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature

Posted on 16/10/2015

FRANKFURT: The announcement of the books shortlisted for the 7th edition of the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature was attended by H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Thursday at the Frankfurt International Book Fair in Germany. The shortlist winners were announced in the presence of Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and Patron of the UAE Board on Books for Young People, UAEBBY, Abdulaziz Taryam, CEO Advisor ...  >>MORE

Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature receives 97 entries from 12 countries

Posted on 22/09/2015

The Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature, organised by the UAE Board on Books for Young People, UAEBBY, and sponsored by Etisalat, has announced that it has received 97 entries in both children's book and young adult categories after the call for submissions for the 7th edition closed. The shortlist of winning entries will be announced during the Frankfurt International Book Fair, in October. The Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature is the Arab world's most prestigious ...  >>MORE

MBRF unveils details of books by Emirati writers about Japan

Posted on 02/07/2015

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, MBRF, has announced details about three books being written by Emirati writers after their visit to Japan last April under the ‘Writers Exchange' category of the MBRF Dubai International Programme for Writing, which aims to encourage Arab talent to showcase creative efforts in the local and global community. In their books, the writers Mohsin Suleiman, Alhonof Mohammed and Talal Salem, present the culture, history and social life of Japan in ...  >>MORE

Kalimat nurtures next generation of authors

Posted on 02/06/2015

Creativity and imagination took centre stage this week as Sharjah's future literary talents were put through their paces during a very special workshop organised by Kalimat, the Sharjah-based award-winning publisher of Arabic children's books and imprint of Kalimat Group. Titled ‘Little Author' and presented by respected children's author Rai Abdulal, the recent workshop gave children aged 8 to 15 the chance to learn the fundamentals of story writing from a master of the craft. Speaking about ...  >>MORE

MBRF launches Dubai Digital Library initiative offering sophisticated electronic platform of Arabic books

Posted on 12/05/2015

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, MBRF, has launched its ‘Dubai Digital Library' initiative, Dubai DL, in line with the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of MBRF. The initiative aims to provide a sophisticated electronic platform, offering a huge collection of Arabic books, including translations, as well as ...  >>MORE

Sultan Al Qasimi witnesses Sharjah Book Authority identity launch

Posted on 24/04/2015

H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, witnessed the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) identity launch, held at Sharjah Expo Centre, on the sidelines of the 7th Sharjah Children's Reading Festival. Other dignitaries present at the ceremony included Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Youth, Culture and Community Development, Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and CEO of Kalimat Group, Dr. Lana Mamkegh, the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Festival celebrates Arabic Literature with the launch of six new books by Emirati authors

Posted on 02/04/2015

‘UAE Authors at the Festival!' – a book launch and signing celebration part of Abu Dhabi Festival 2015 – saw the launch of six new Arabic literature books last night by popular and up and coming Emirati authors, Ali Abu Alreesh, Dr. Faleh Handal, Yasser Hareb, Aysha Sultan, and Alya Ibrahim. Held at The Space, twofour54, in collaboration with publishing houses, Madarek Publishing, Dar Warak, and Hamaleel, the authors along with representatives from their publishing houses, were present to ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Bodour calls for greater int'l actions to foster the dialogue and communication in publishing industry

Posted on 25/03/2015

Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and Patron of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), on Monday called for greater international actions to foster the dialogue and communication that are needed to find ways to meet the challenges in the publishing industry. She said that the publishing landscape has changed drastically in recent years with the increasing impact of technological advancement which is continuing to evolve at a rapid pace. Sheikha Bodour made her remarks during ...  >>MORE

MBRF launches second phase of Writers Exchange between UAE and Japan

Posted on 23/03/2015

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, a leading establishment that seeks to build the potential of the youth and their positive outlook to develop knowledge-led societies, announced the second phase of Writers Exchange between the UAE and Japan, organised in collaboration with Japan Arts and Culture Foundation. Writers Exchange is one of the key categories of MBRF's Dubai International Program for Writing which aims to support young talented writers in the UAE and the Arab world. The ...  >>MORE

Bodour Al Qasimi announces adult and young adult focused imprint – Riwayat

Posted on 19/03/2015

Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Founder and CEO of Kalimat Group, has announced that the launch of Riwayat, an imprint that will be dedicated to publishing novels and short stories for young adults and adults through a portfolio of celebrated and award-winning Arab and international authors. The group says the new imprint will be officially launched within a few weeks. The announcement was made at a ceremony hosted by Kalimat Group at Shababeek Restaurant in Al Qasba, Sharjah, yesterday, ...  >>MORE

Dubai Airports organises writing contest as part of Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Posted on 05/03/2015

Dubai Airports is organising a travel-related writing contest on Twitter as part of its sponsorship of the Emirati Strand at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2015. Open to everyone globally, the contest accepts original Arabic or English poetry and prose related to travel, not exceeding 110 characters, on twitter. Participants can also support their text with an image using Dubai Airports' Instagram page. The winner will be selected by Dubai Airports based on the originality of the ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed to be focus personality at ADIBF 2015

Posted on 17/02/2015

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, has announced that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the United Arab Emirates, will be the focus personality of the 25th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF 2015, set to run from 7th to 13th May, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre, ADNEC. In a press conference held at the Cultural Foundation within the grounds of Qasr Al Hosn, Juma Al Qubaisi, ADIBF Director and Executive Director of the ...  >>MORE

Emirates litfest beckons budding writers

Posted on 28/12/2014

Do you have a passion for putting pen to paper? Whether a full time job or part time hobby, The First Fiction Competition is calling on all budding writers in the UAE to put their best foot forward and be eligible to become a published author. Would-be novelists have the opportunity of taking that first step on the publishing ladder thanks to the competition, which is organised by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. With more than 100 entries flooded in last year from writers of all ...  >>MORE

International Writers’ Centre opens in Dubai

Posted on 06/11/2014

A new cultural landmark celebrating the written and spoken word opened its doors in the historic heart of Dubai on Monday, said a UAE paper. "The Dubai International Writers' Centre (DIWC), the first of its type in the Middle East, will be an international hub and a focal point for creativity, whilst also fostering an appreciation of the ways in which different cultures express themselves in the written and spoken form," said the Khaleej Times in an article yesterday. The DIWC was officially ...  >>MORE

Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature announces 6th edition's shortlist

Posted on 11/10/2014

FRANKFURT: The U.A.E. Board on Books for Young People, UAEBBY, has announced the shortlists of books nominated to win the 6th edition of the Dh1 million Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature. The winners will be announced during the upcoming Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which will take place in November. The announcement was made in the presence of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Zayed Book Award reveals shortlist for eighth session

Posted on 17/03/2014

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award - an annual honours programme staged in tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has revealed its shortlisted candidates in seven categories covering: Contribution to the Development of Nations; Literary and Art Criticism; Young Author; Translation; Children's Literature; Literature and Arabic Culture in Other Languages. The shortlist follows a meeting of the award's Scientific Committee held in Abu Dhabi to assess reports submitted by each category's ...  >>MORE

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Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature enriches libraries with distinctive titles


Sharjah Book Authority celebrates UAE’s literary bonds with Kuwait


Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature Winners to be announced on Wednesday


Emirates Literature Foundation announces inaugural translation conference


UAEBBY highlights Emirati efforts in support of children's literature


Actor Hugh Grant narrates Little Prince at Abu Dhabi festival


Bodour Al Qasimi launches Kalimat Foundation for children’s empowerment


Ruler of Sharjah plans to write encyclopaedia of Arab Gulf history


Sharjah Book Authority promotes Sharjah at London Book Fair


Sharjah Ruler witnesses launch of 8th Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature in London


Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces winners of its tenth cycle


Sharjah Book Authority participates in Bologna Children’s Book Fair


Kalimat receives Best Children’s Publisher of the Year in Asia at Bologna Book Fair 2016


Minister launches UAE Reading Club


Sharjah Book Authority launches World's First Virtual Reality Book


Emirates Airlines literature festival to start on Tuesday


Kalimat becomes first Emirati publishing house to win Bologna Children’s Book Fair Award


Kharareef Heritage Storytellers launch the First Annual Fairytales and Fables competition in UAE schools


Knowledge Without Borders announce the details of "1001 Titles" initiative


Year of Reading, Shakespeare top themes of literature fest


DEWA signs MoU with MBRF to support the positive events and activities of the Year of Reading


Dubai Municipality launches library kiosks at beaches


Emirati poet Habib Al Sayegh elected new SG of Arab Writers Union for three-year term


Young winners of UAEBBY's competition announced


Longlist announced for Zayed Award in Children’s Literature category


Sultan Al Qasimi attends announcement of shortlisted books for Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature


Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature receives 97 entries from 12 countries


MBRF unveils details of books by Emirati writers about Japan


Kalimat nurtures next generation of authors


MBRF launches Dubai Digital Library initiative offering sophisticated electronic platform of Arabic books


Sultan Al Qasimi witnesses Sharjah Book Authority identity launch


Abu Dhabi Festival celebrates Arabic Literature with the launch of six new books by Emirati authors


Sheikha Bodour calls for greater int'l actions to foster the dialogue and communication in publishing industry


MBRF launches second phase of Writers Exchange between UAE and Japan


Bodour Al Qasimi announces adult and young adult focused imprint – Riwayat


Dubai Airports organises writing contest as part of Emirates Airline Festival of Literature


Sheikh Zayed to be focus personality at ADIBF 2015


Emirates litfest beckons budding writers


International Writers’ Centre opens in Dubai


Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature announces 6th edition's shortlist


Sheikh Zayed Book Award reveals shortlist for eighth session