Adult event
Toshikazu Kawaguchi: Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Past Event

Toshikazu Kawaguchi: Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Date/Time: Friday 4 February 2022 18:00-19:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 3, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: Japanese. Simultaneous translation to English and Arabic.Session No. 20 
AED 65 
‘At the end of the day, whether one returns to the past or travels to the future... Read More
Adult event
Nikita Gill: Maidens, Myths & Monsters
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Nikita Gill: Maidens, Myths & Monsters

Date/Time: Friday 4 February 2022 21:00-22:00Venue: Al Habtoor Ballroom, Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 80 
AED 65 
Be transported to Olympus by widely-acclaimed ‘Instapoet’ Nikita Gill as she per... Read More
Children's event
Ben Miller: How I Became a Dog Called Midnight
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Ben Miller: How I Became a Dog Called Midnight

Date/Time: Saturday 5 February 2022 13:30-14:30Venue: Al Habtoor Ballroom, Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City
Language: English
Age: 7+Session No. 6 
AED 40 
Actor and children’s author Ben Miller writes wonderful heart-warming stories fo... Read More
Children's event
Rob Biddulph: Peanut Jones and the Illustrated City
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Rob Biddulph: Peanut Jones and the Illustrated City

Date/Time: Saturday 5 February 2022 16:00-17:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: English
Age: 9+Session No. 29 
AED 40 
The man behind the internet sensation #DrawWithRob is here with his latest book ... Read More
Adult event
Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half
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Brit Bennett: The Vanishing Half

Date/Time: Saturday 5 February 2022 18:00-19:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 3, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 23 
AED 65 
‘The Vignes twins vanished on August 14, 1954, right after the Founder’s Day dan... Read More
Children's event
Rob Biddulph: Dog Gone
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Rob Biddulph: Dog Gone

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 10:00-11:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: English
Age: 4+Session No. 5 
AED 40 
Author, illustrator and draw along superstar Rob Biddulph kept us entertained wh... Read More
Adult event
Future of Diplomacy After Covid-19 – Multilateralism and the Global Pandemic: Hana AlHashimi & Mona Ali Khalil
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Future of Diplomacy After Covid-19 – Multilateralism and the Global Pandemic: Hana AlHashimi & Mona Ali Khalil

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 12:00-13:00Venue: Chia, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 160 
AED 65 
We have learned a lot from the successes and failures of the world’s Covid-19 pa... Read More
Adult event
Mira Sethi: Are You Enjoying?
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Mira Sethi: Are You Enjoying?

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 14:00-15:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 1, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 16 
AED 65 
A former books editor at The Wall Street Journal with op-ed pieces in The New Yo... Read More
Adult event
Between the Covers – Desire in Arab Writing: Noor Naga & Selma Dabbagh
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Between the Covers – Desire in Arab Writing: Noor Naga & Selma Dabbagh

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 16:00-17:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 22 
AED 65 
It is a little-known secret that Arabic literature has a long tradition of eroti... Read More
Adult event
Keeping the Faith: Mathilde Loujayne & Ruzina Ahad
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Keeping the Faith: Mathilde Loujayne & Ruzina Ahad

Date/Time: Sunday 6 February 2022 18:00-19:00Venue: Chia, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 162 
AED 65 
Pioneering a space for females in a field historically dominated by men, UAE-bas... Read More
Special Event
Miss Havisham’s Wedding: Lucinda Dickens Hawksley
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Miss Havisham’s Wedding: Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

Date/Time: Monday 7 February 2022 19:15-21:30Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 1&2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 47 
AED 295 
The honour of your presence is requested…at a very special Dickensian celebratio... Read More
Special Event
Desert Stanzas 2022
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Desert Stanzas 2022

Date/Time: Tuesday 8 February 2022 19:30-21:30Venue: Desert Camp,
Language: EnglishSession No. 49 
AED 325 
Desert Stanzas returns! Our legendary night of poetry under the stars is back fo... Read More
Adult event
Motherhood – The Joy, Struggle & Taboos: Hala Kazim & Pragya Agarwal
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Motherhood – The Joy, Struggle & Taboos: Hala Kazim & Pragya Agarwal

Date/Time: Saturday 12 February 2022 12:00-13:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 1, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 85 
AED 65 
Society continues to define women in terms of those who are mothers and those wh... Read More
Adult event
Rowan Hooper: How to Spend a Trillion Dollars
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Rowan Hooper: How to Spend a Trillion Dollars

Date/Time: Saturday 12 February 2022 12:00-13:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 92 
AED 65 
If you had a trillion dollars and a year to spend it for the good of the world a... Read More
Adult event
Mark Billingham: Down the Rabbit Hole
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Mark Billingham: Down the Rabbit Hole

Date/Time: Saturday 12 February 2022 13:00-14:00Venue: Al Habtoor Ballroom, Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 141 
AED 65 
Police officer Alice Armitage investigates a murder in a psychiatric ward. The p... Read More
Adult event
Jenny Lawson: Broken
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Jenny Lawson: Broken

Date/Time: Saturday 12 February 2022 14:00-15:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 71 
AED 65 
‘Because you are defined not by life's imperfect moments, but by your reaction t... Read More
Adult event
Sara Gay Forden: The House of Gucci: Murder, Madness, Glamour and Greed
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Sara Gay Forden: The House of Gucci: Murder, Madness, Glamour and Greed

Date/Time: Saturday 12 February 2022 15:00-16:00Venue: Al Habtoor Ballroom, Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 72 
AED 65 
‘I don’t consider myself to be a particularly ethical person…but I am fair’ – La... Read More
Adult event
Robin Dunbar: Friends – The Power of our Most Important Relationships
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Robin Dunbar: Friends – The Power of our Most Important Relationships

Date/Time: Saturday 12 February 2022 16:00-17:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 89 
AED 65 
‘The number and quality of our friendships may have a bigger influence on our ha... Read More
Adult event
Indra Nooyi: My Life in Full
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Indra Nooyi: My Life in Full

Date/Time: Saturday 12 February 2022 19:00-20:00Venue: Al Habtoor Ballroom, Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 76 
AED 65 
Ranked among the world’s 100 most powerful women, Indra Nooyi, former CEO and Ch... Read More
Adult event
Julia Quinn: The Bridgerton Take Over
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Julia Quinn: The Bridgerton Take Over

Date/Time: Sunday 13 February 2022 14:00-15:00Venue: Al Habtoor Ballroom, Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 66 
AED 65 
Extravagant gowns, elaborate balls and extraordinary gardens – nothing about the... Read More
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