Event 002 Wednesday 6 March 18:00-22:00Desert CampThis evening of enchantment brings together music, poetry and traditional Arab dining beneath the desert sky.
Join internationally renowned poets Simon Armitage, Roger McGough, Sjon, Ben Okri and Jeet Thayil, together with local voices Nujoom Al Ghanem and Adel Khozam, for a magical night of words and rhythm.
Your host: Paul Blezard
Pickup for Desert Camp: Buses depart InterContinental DFC at 18:00 and will provide a return transfer after the event.
As this event takes place away from the main festival venue, outside and at night, there are a few things to remember:
Coaches will leave the InterContinental DFC for the Desert Stanzas event at 6pm promptly. Free parking will available at the hotel. After parking please check in at the Event Centre entrance. Journey time to the desert camp near Al Awir is approximately 40 minutes. It may get cold at night in the desert, so make sure to dress appropriately. Books by participating authors will be available on a cash-only basis. Mobile phone reception on site is limited. Return coaches from the event begin departing at 9:45pm.
Ticket price includes: transportation to and from the event, a welcome drink, Arabian-style buffet and soft drinks. Additional beverages are available on a cash basis.
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This event is sponsored by Dubai Culture & Arts Authority