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Al Ras 1, InterContinentalAl Ras 2, InterContinentalAl Ras 3, InterContinentalAl Baraha 1, InterContinentalAl Baraha 2, InterContinentalAl Baraha 3, InterContinentalAl Khayma, InterContinentalAl Majlis, InterContinentalAl Rimal, InterContinentalAl Waha, InterContinental
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When Cultures Collide: Siobhan Fallon & Nadia Hashimi
10:00-11:00
Andy Weir: The Martian and Beyond (Live Video Link)
  10:00-11:00
Leadership Lessons from Dubai: Rakesh Wahi & Tommy Weir
  10:00-11:00
The World of David Walliams
10:00-11:00
Robert McCrum: Every Third Thought
10:00-11:30
Storytelling on Social Media: Masterclass with Alexandra Maia
10:00-11:30
The Art of Travel Writing: Masterclass with Levison Wood
 
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Andrew Morton: Diana and Wallis, Royal Mavericks
12:00-13:00
SF Said: Phoenix and Varjak Paw
12:00-13:00
Mike Lewis: When to Jump
12:00-13:00
Guinness World Records: Real-Life Superheroes
  12:00-13:00
Kate Adie: Women and War
  12:00-13:30
How to Draw a Dinosaur!: Workshop with Korky Paul
  12:00-13:30
Animal Antics: Writing Workshop with Tom Moorhouse
12:15     
12:30    12:30-14:00
Writing a Page-Turner: Masterclass with Peter James
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Souad Mekhennet: I Was Told to Come Alone
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Eoin Colfer: Artemis Fowl to Iron Man (Live Video Link)
14:00-15:00
Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Reading Tree
14:00-15:00
The Arabian Nights Quest: Robert Irwin & Paulo Horta
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Francis Kong: The #Winning Attitude
14:00-15:00
Jane Hawking: From Fact to Film to Fiction
14:00-15:00
Nadia Hashimi: One Half from the East
14:00-15:30
Short Story Lab: Writing Workshop with Andrey Kurkov
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How to Draw a Monster!: Workshop with Tony Ross
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Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners: Workshop with Peter Dale
 
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16:0016:00-17:00
Hatoon Ajwad Al Fassi: Women in Arabia, Myth and Representation
16:00-17:00
Tony Hawks: Lessons from the Fridge
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Noor Abdulmajeed: La Scala
16:00-17:00
Gary Northfield: Julius Zebra
16:00-17:00
Julie Tottman: The Hedwig Whisperer
16:00-17:00
Linda Davies: Ark Storm
16:00-17:30
The X-Factor: Writing Workshop with Ali Sparkes
16:00-17:30
Let's Go to Alzika World!: Writing Workshop with Taghreed Aref Najjar
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Writing for Children: Workshop with Mouhannad Alakous
 
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18:0018:00-19:00
Arab Sci-Fi Strikes Back: Noura Al Noman, Ahmed Saadawi, SF Said
18:00-19:00
Chetan Bhagat: One Indian Girl
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Cheryl Strayed: Wild
18:00-19:00
Expat, Migrant, Refugee: Chaker Khazaal, Emtithal ‘Emi’ Mahmoud, Mariela Shaker
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Charlie Higson: The End
  18:00-19:00
Ibrahim Khadim: The Teachings of Love
18:00-19:00
Bottles of the Sun: Writing Workshop with Sahar Naja Mahfouz
18:00-19:30
The Hounds of Penhallow Hall: Writing Workshop with Holly Webb
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19:3019:30-20:30
Writing Exile: Maha Hassan & Muhsin Al-Ramli
    19:30-20:30
Culture, Cliché and Cut!: Identity in Film
  19:30-21:30
My Stir-Fried Life: Dinner with Ken Hom
       
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Purple: Adults’ Events | Blue: Children’s Events | Green: Prize Giving Events | Yellow: Feature Events | Pink: Workshops & Masterclasses | Lilac: Film Screenings
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When Cultures Collide: Siobhan Fallon & Nadia Hashimi
Friday 9 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

An Afghani woman’s husband is found dead, and she stands accused. An American woman in Jordan ...

Andy Weir: The Martian and Beyond (Live Video Link)
Friday 9 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Andy Weir

Andy Weir shot to fame with The Martian, the story of an astronaut stranded on Mars after a mission...

Leadership Lessons from Dubai: Rakesh Wahi & Tommy Weir
Friday 9 March, 10am-11am, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

What leadership lessons does Dubai have for the world?

Two authorities on business leadership ...

The World of David Walliams
Friday 9 March, 10am-11am, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Number one bestselling children’s author, talent show judge and actor David Walliams returns to ...

Robert McCrum: Every Third Thought
Friday 9 March, 10am-11am, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Robert McCrum

Is it possible to make peace with death?

Writer and critic Robert McCrum’s first brush with ...

Storytelling on Social Media: Masterclass with Alexandra Maia
Friday 9 March, 10am-11.30am, Al Majlis, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

Is your social media lacking inspiration? Don’t miss this House of Social Masterclass with ...

The Art of Travel Writing: Masterclass with Levison Wood
Friday 9 March, 10am-11.30am, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

Authors: Levison Wood

Someone once told Levison Wood that the best non-fiction reads like fiction.

In this travel ...

Andrew Morton: Diana and Wallis, Royal Mavericks
Friday 9 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Andrew Morton

In 1992, Andrew Morton’s Diana: Her True Story shocked the British public and establishment alike. ...

SF Said: Phoenix and Varjak Paw
Friday 9 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: SF Said

SF Said achieved international acclaim with Varjak Paw, the award-winning story of a Mesopotamian ...

Mike Lewis: When to Jump
Friday 9 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Mike Lewis

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in the wrong life?

Mike Lewis had the ‘perfect’ job, with ...

Guinness World Records: Real-Life Superheroes
Friday 9 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Craig Glenday

Are you ready for some real-life superheroes?

The new Guinness World Records annual is packed ...

Kate Adie: Women and War
Friday 9 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Kate Adie

Women kept the war machine running during World War One, and lives were changed forever. Are the ...

How to Draw a Dinosaur!: Workshop with Korky Paul
Friday 9 March, 12pm-1.30pm, Al Majlis, InterContinental
Price: AED 150

Authors: Korky Paul

Would you love to draw perfect dino pictures?

Korky Paul’s mischievous, loveable but highly ...

Animal Antics: Writing Workshop with Tom Moorhouse
Friday 9 March, 12pm-1.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 150

Do you have a passion for pandas or a love for lemurs? If you really like animals, you’re ready to ...

Writing a Page-Turner: Masterclass with Peter James
Friday 9 March, 12.30pm-2pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

Authors: Peter James

A well-timed cliffhanger, a battle of wills, the mounting tension of an unseen evil on the loose … ...

Souad Mekhennet: I Was Told to Come Alone
Friday 9 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Souad Mekhennet, recipient of the 2017 Chicago Journalists Association Daniel Pearl Award, is one ...

Eoin Colfer: Artemis Fowl to Iron Man (Live Video Link)
Friday 9 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Eoin Colfer

The creator of 12-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl joins us live via video link from ...

Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper: Oxford Reading Tree
Friday 9 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Grab the Magic Key and get ready for storytime fun, because the author and illustrator team behind ...

The Arabian Nights Quest: Robert Irwin & Paulo Horta
Friday 9 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Delve into the intriguing world of the Arabian Nights as we retrace clues of the past.

Arabists...

Francis Kong: The #Winning Attitude
Friday 9 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Francis Kong

‘Good people bring out the good in other people’, says leadership expert Francis Kong. But how do ...

Jane Hawking: From Fact to Film to Fiction
Friday 9 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Dr Jane Hawking shares the story of her extraordinary marriage to genius physicist Stephen ...

Nadia Hashimi: One Half from the East
Friday 9 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Nadia Hashimi

Sometimes, hiding can set you free.

In Nadia Hashimi’s novel One Half from the East, 10-year-old...

Short Story Lab: Writing Workshop with Andrey Kurkov
Friday 9 March, 2pm-3.30pm, Al Majlis, InterContinental
Price: AED 150

Authors: Andrey Kurkov

The short story format is loved by many of our favourite authors, and is a great place to start for...

How to Draw a Monster!: Workshop with Tony Ross
Friday 9 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 100

Authors: Tony Ross

Get monstrous with amazing illustrator Tony Ross!

Learn to draw fearsome clawed creatures, ...

Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners: Workshop with Peter Dale
Friday 9 March, 3pm-4.30pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 100

Authors: Peter Dale

Cryptic crosswords are a great way to sharpen your mind and widen your vocabulary, but getting ...

Hatoon Ajwad Al Fassi: Women in Arabia, Myth and Representation
Friday 9 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

The history of women in Arabia is a complex and sometimes sensitive subject.

Dr Hatoon Ajwad Al ...

Tony Hawks: Lessons from the Fridge
Friday 9 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Tony Hawks

He has hitchhiked with a fridge, played Moldovan footballers at tennis and sought a musical hit in ...

Noor Abdulmajeed: La Scala
Friday 9 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Noor Abdulmajeed has become one of the most popular Arabic writers tackling the social issues ...

Gary Northfield: Julius Zebra
Friday 9 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Julius Zebra and his pals are transported to Dubai for this action-packed session with readings, ...

Julie Tottman: The Hedwig Whisperer
Friday 9 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Authors: Julie Tottman

Attention, Harry Potter fans! The animal trainer for the Harry Potter film series is coming to the ...

Linda Davies: Ark Storm
Friday 9 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Linda Davies

Would you bet on the apocalypse?

In Linda Davies’ techno-thriller Ark Storm, the scientist Gwen ...

The X-Factor: Writing Workshop with Ali Sparkes
Friday 9 March, 4pm-5.30pm, Al Majlis, InterContinental
Price: AED 150

Authors: Ali Sparkes

Do your story ideas have the ‘x-factor’?

Author Ali Sparkes is here to help you find out in ...

Let's Go to Alzika World!: Writing Workshop with Taghreed Aref Najjar
Friday 9 March, 4pm-5.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 150

Zikazam and Zikazoom are from the Zika Planet and have come to Earth for their first training ...

Writing for Children: Workshop with Mouhannad Alakous
Friday 9 March, 5.30pm-7.30pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental
Price: AED 200

Stories from childhood never leave us. How can we turn our own precious memories into timeless ...

Arab Sci-Fi Strikes Back: Noura Al Noman, Ahmed Saadawi, SF Said
Friday 9 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

The earliest roots of science fiction can be found in the Arab World, most famously in several ...

Chetan Bhagat: One Indian Girl
Friday 9 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Authors: Chetan Bhagat

The biggest selling English-language author in India’s history, Chetan Bhagat’s novels and ...

Cheryl Strayed: Wild
Friday 9 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Cheryl Strayed’s life fell apart when she was 22. With nothing to lose, she packed an oversized ...

Expat, Migrant, Refugee: Chaker Khazaal, Emtithal ‘Emi’ Mahmoud, Mariela Shaker
Friday 9 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Living abroad can be a second chance – but not everyone moves by choice. Three young artists who ...

Charlie Higson: The End
Friday 9 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Baraha 2, InterContinental
Price: AED 50

Author of the Young Bond series, Charlie Higson is used to white-knuckle action.

But what would...

Ibrahim Khadim: The Teachings of Love
Friday 9 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Khayma, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

In The Teachings of Love, debut Emirati author Ibrahim Khadim outlines 28 principles for living in ...

Bottles of the Sun: Writing Workshop with Sahar Naja Mahfouz
Friday 9 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Majlis, InterContinental
Price: AED 100

If you could bottle sunlight, what would you do with it?

The heroine of Bottles of the Sun ...

The Hounds of Penhallow Hall: Writing Workshop with Holly Webb
Friday 9 March, 6pm-7.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental
Price: AED 150

Authors: Holly Webb

Join bestselling author Holly Webb for a fun story-writing workshop based on her new series, The ...

Writing Exile: Maha Hassan & Muhsin Al-Ramli
Friday 9 March, 7.30pm-8.30pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

Sometimes fiction mirrors life, as in the case of these two authors who live far from their ...

Culture, Cliché and Cut!: Identity in Film
Friday 9 March, 7.30pm-8.30pm, Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
Price: AED 75

In Muscat, a dark-skinned boy meets his fair-skinned stepbrother for the first time. In Dubai, ...

My Stir-Fried Life: Dinner with Ken Hom
Friday 9 March, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Al Baraha 3, InterContinental
Price: AED 350

Authors: Ken Hom

Ken Hom is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest authorities on Asian cooking. His wildly ...