Friday 2 March, 4pm-5pm Al Ras 2, InterContinental
The Arab Reading Challenge aims to ignite a cultural renaissance by encouraging students across the Arab World to read for pleasure and develop Arabic language skills.
Our panel of champions of literature discusses the importance of a love of reading to individuals and to society.
Abdulla Al Nuaimi is Project Manager, Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives and Executive Co-ordinator of the Arab Reading Challenge.
Dubai Abulhoul is the author of Galagolia, the first Emirati fantasy novel in English. She recently wrote a series of books for children about djinn and Emirati folklore.
Latifa Alfalasi is Arabic Curriculum Development Specialist at the Ministry of Education, where she works to create an Arabic curriculum suitable to today’s world.
The panel is chaired by Safia Alshehi, an author and TV presenter who has presented many programs focusing on reading and literacy throughout her career including ‘Read for You’ and ‘Abu Dhabi Reads’.
Language: Arabic with English translation