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Ambeth Ocampo: Dirty Ice Cream, Banana Ketchup & Stinking Fish - Deliciously Filipino

Ambeth Ocampo: Dirty Ice Cream, Banana Ketchup & Stinking Fish - Deliciously Filipino

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 13:00-14:00Venue: Al Baraha II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: Filipino
Simultaneous Translation: Filipino to EnglishSession No: 82 
AED 60
Food is such a fascinating aspect of culture. Not solely because of its flavours... Read More
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Film Screenings
Anthony Geffen: The End of The Elizabethan Era -Documentary Screening of The Coronation

Anthony Geffen: The End of The Elizabethan Era -Documentary Screening of The Coronation

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 13:00-14:30Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 190 
AED 25 - AED 45
As we await the coronation of King Charles III in May, travel back nearly 70 yea... Read More
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Between Culture & Art - Preserving Lebanon: Waciny Laredj & Zeina Hashim Beck

Between Culture & Art - Preserving Lebanon: Waciny Laredj & Zeina Hashim Beck

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 11:30-12:30Venue: Al Amwaj II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 156 
AED 60
You are in Beirut in the 1970s, years before the civil war, where there is no de... Read More
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Cities of the Future: HE Hala Badri, HE Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi & HE Reem Al Hashimy

Cities of the Future: HE Hala Badri, HE Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi & HE Reem Al Hashimy

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 10:30-11:15Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: Arabic
Simultaneous Translation: Arabic to EnglishSession No: 8 
Free Entry
This session is only available in Arabic. Please change your language settings a... Read More
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Culture on the Arabian Table: Khalid AlNasarallah, Jalal Barjas & Yasmina Khadra

Culture on the Arabian Table: Khalid AlNasarallah, Jalal Barjas & Yasmina Khadra

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 17:00-18:00Venue: MBRL Amphitheatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: ArabicSession No: 213 
AED 60
Literary schools, critiques, translation initiatives, and publishing in the Arab... Read More
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Decolonising Indian History: Manu S. Pillai & Shrabani Basu

Decolonising Indian History: Manu S. Pillai & Shrabani Basu

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 17:00-18:00Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 10, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 149 
AED 60
History: a record of the past, of a time gone by. But do we question enough who ... Read More
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Delhi - A Soliloquy: M. Mukundan & Nandakumar K.

Delhi - A Soliloquy: M. Mukundan & Nandakumar K.

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 11:30-12:30Venue: Al Amwaj I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 179 
AED 60
Malayalam translated literature comes to the LitFest! Award-winning author M. M... Read More
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Dr Ali Khan: Film & Cinema in Pakistan

Dr Ali Khan: Film & Cinema in Pakistan

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 19:45-20:45Venue: Al Amwaj II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 165 
AED 60
Cinema offers a multi-dimensional landscape capturing the spirit of every era be... Read More
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Fables Around the Fire: Ben Miller, Bolu Babalola, Budjette Tan, Dubai Abulhoul, Nicholas Jubber & Saladin	Ahmed

Fables Around the Fire: Ben Miller, Bolu Babalola, Budjette Tan, Dubai Abulhoul, Nicholas Jubber & Saladin Ahmed

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 20:00-21:15Venue: MBRL Amphitheatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 25 
AED 60
From the Dwarfs of Europe to Dwende of the Philippines, and from the Kings of A... Read More
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Fatima Sharafeddine: The Lion of the Sea - An Emirati Hero

Fatima Sharafeddine: The Lion of the Sea - An Emirati Hero

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 10:00-11:00Venue: Al Amwaj II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: Arabic
Age: 9+Session No: 93 
AED 40
Did you know that 15th century Emirati sea captain Ahmed bin Majid, famously kno... Read More
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Haji Jabir: Who’s the Real Hero?

Haji Jabir: Who’s the Real Hero?

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 18:30-19:30Venue: Al Amwaj I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 4 
AED 60
From historical fiction to tales of real-life heroes , characters can triumph o... Read More
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HE Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr: The Library's Story - Between the Shelves of Knowledge

HE Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr: The Library's Story - Between the Shelves of Knowledge

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 11:30-12:15Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: ArabicSession No: 155 
Free Entry
In this session, His Excellency Mohammed Al Murr, Chairman of the Board of Direc... Read More
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James Fox: Colours in Context - A Cultural History

James Fox: Colours in Context - A Cultural History

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 19:00-20:00Venue: Information Centre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 122 
AED 60
What is colour and what does it mean to you? Do we all see colour the same way, ... Read More
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Jamil Jan Kochai: The Haunting of Hajji Hotak & Other Stories

Jamil Jan Kochai: The Haunting of Hajji Hotak & Other Stories

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 20:30-21:30Venue: Al Amwaj I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 251 
AED 60
Jamil Jan Kochai has already made a name for himself in the literary world. His ... Read More
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Jo Marchant: The Human Cosmos - A Secret History of the Stars

Jo Marchant: The Human Cosmos - A Secret History of the Stars

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 19:30-20:30Venue: MBRL Amphitheatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 171 
AED 60
From the dawn of time, humankind has been fascinated by the drama of the night s... Read More
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Kwentong Filipino - Filipino Stories: Angelo R Lacuesta, Danabelle Gutierrez & Miguel Syjuco

Kwentong Filipino - Filipino Stories: Angelo R Lacuesta, Danabelle Gutierrez & Miguel Syjuco

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 16:00-17:00Venue: Al Baraha II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 20 
AED 60
How does the story of the contemporary Filipino transcend beyond the borders and... Read More
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Michael Lynes: Isaac Alvarez Mysteries

Michael Lynes: Isaac Alvarez Mysteries

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 11:30-12:30Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 3, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 245 
AED 60
In 15th century Seville, the Spanish Inquisition’s grip on Andalucia tightens, a... Read More
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Reza Aslan: An American Martyr in Persia

Reza Aslan: An American Martyr in Persia

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 14:30-15:30Venue: Al Riwaq II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 59 
AED 60 - AED 75
A century ago, an American Christian missionary reluctantly set off for Iran. Li... Read More
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Roger Luckhurst: From Frankenstein to Dark Academia - Exploring Gothic

Roger Luckhurst: From Frankenstein to Dark Academia - Exploring Gothic

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 17:00-18:00Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 4, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 247 
AED 60
Haunted houses, forbidden forests, and eerie estates immediately spring to mind ... Read More
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Film Screenings
Shrabani Basu: Victoria & Abdul Film Screening

Shrabani Basu: Victoria & Abdul Film Screening

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 19:30-22:00Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 154 
AED 25 - AED 45
Young Indian Muslim Abdul Karim is sent to Britain to present Queen Victoria wit... Read More
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