The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together with authors from across the world to promote education, debate and above all else, love of reading and writing.
We would like to invite you to become a supporter and integral part of this Festival by signing up as a Festival Friend. This gives you an enhanced Festival experience and benefits as well as access to literary events and year-round engagements at our permanent home, Dar Al Adaab (House of Literature) in the Al Fahidi Historic Area. Your contribution goes directly to Festival development.
If you would like to purchase a Friends membership as a gift for a friend, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm their name, email address and phone number and add a personal message. Or else, why not treat them to an Emirates LitFest Gift Voucher?
Membership lasts for 12 months from the date of purchase. There are three levels of membership.
Friends (Level 1)Single adult membership (for 18 years and over): AED 120 per yearCouples' adult membership (for 18 years and over): AED 180 per year
Level 1 Benefits
- 10% off all tickets: Enjoy a discount when you use your registered account to purchase tickets
- Priority booking: Purchase tickets online before the general public and get first view of the Festival Programme - Festival Friends can purchase tickets online from 14 January, the general public from 21 January
- Regular Festival electronic newsletter and email updates
- Festival Friends Lounge: Where you can relax between sessions, with comfortable seating, tea, coffee and snacks
- Reserved seating for Friends at Festival sessions *
- Invitations to special events at Dar Al Adaab throughout the year.
Friends Plus (Level 2)Friends Plus (Two adults and two children): AED 500 per year
Level 2 Benefits
- All benefits of Friends (Level 1) membership
- Friends Event at Dar Al Adaab: invitation to our permanent home, a traditional windtower house in the Al Fahidi Historic Area, and a preview of the Festival Programme
- Acknowledgment in our programme**
- Two tickets to the Opening Night***
Friends Premium (Level 3)Friends Premium (Two adults and two children): AED 1000 per year
Level 3 Benefits
- All benefits of Friends (Level 2) membership
- Two invitations to the Opening Night Reception.***
Young FriendsAdd a Young Friend (under 18 years) to any account: AED25
Level 1 Benefits