A night of cultural entertainment in the atmospheric setting of the Dubai desert evening, Desert Stanzas brings together talented poets from around the world, along with traditional Emirati music, food and more. A unique and unforgettable experience.
John Agard, winner of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry whose poems have been praised for their playful and startling imagery.
Simon Armitage is known for his darkly comic poetry, deadpan delivery and acute eye for modern life.
Noor Khalid bin Hamad, a young poet will perform Nabati poetry – a treat for fans and the uninitiated alike!
Harry Baker is the youngest ever World Poetry Slam Champion and is known for his fast-talking, science-influenced poems.
Nujoom Al Ghanem is an Emirati poet and filmmaker whose work has met with international acclaim, here making a welcome return to the LitFest.
Grace Nichols is known for the honesty and lyricism of her poems and her close attention to language.
*This event is staged at a desert camp. Transport will depart from the InterContinental Hotel Dubai Festival City at 18.00 and will provide a return transfer after the event.
Warm and comfortable clothing is advised.