Thu 2 February 2023

Adult event
Changing the Game - Esports Redefining the Future: Business Breakfast with Lucy Chow, Paul Roy, Philip Wride & Rhianna Pratchett
Past Event

Changing the Game - Esports Redefining the Future: Business Breakfast with Lucy Chow, Paul Roy, Philip Wride & Rhianna Pratchett

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 08:30-09:45Venue: Vista Terrace, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 13 
AED 100 
If you dismiss gaming as an activity for the stereotypical isolated teenager, do... Read More
Adult event
Toby Gregory: Arabian Ocean Rowing Team
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Toby Gregory: Arabian Ocean Rowing Team

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 09:30-10:15Venue: Al Amwaj II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 237 
AED 60 
Learn how – and why – someone would row across the Atlantic Ocean in this one-of... Read More
Adult event
Dr Rana Dajani: The Biology of Friendship
Past Event

Dr Rana Dajani: The Biology of Friendship

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 09:30-10:15Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 9, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: ArabicSession No: 727 
AED 0 - AED 60 
How do people interact with one another? And how does face-to-face interaction i... Read More
Children's event
Sarah Abdallah: My Friend is Red
Past Event

Sarah Abdallah: My Friend is Red

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 10:00-10:45Venue: Al Amwaj I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: Arabic
Age: 2+Session No: 208 
AED 40 
Ella is pleasantly surprised by a lovely gift from her father, a red crayon! Ell... Read More
Free Event
Cities of the Future: HE Hala Badri & HE Reem Al Hashimy
Past Event

Cities of the Future: HE Hala Badri & 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 
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed says: “The future begins today, not tomo... Read More
Adult event
Mariela Shaker: Indomitable Spirit
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Mariela Shaker: Indomitable Spirit

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 10:30-11:15Venue: Al Riwaq III, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 730 
AED 60 
Join Syrian violinist and refugee advocate Mariela Shaker for an inspiring talk ... Read More
Adult event
Dr Saliha Afridi: Parenting in Uncertain Times
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Dr Saliha Afridi: Parenting in Uncertain Times

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 11:15-12:15Venue: Al Riwaq I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 45 
AED 60 
How do we parent in uncertain and changing times? How do we raise children who a... Read More
Free Event
HE Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr: The Library's Story - Between the Shelves of Knowledge
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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
Workshops Adult
How to Write Your First Book: Workshop with Haji Jabir
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How to Write Your First Book: Workshop with Haji Jabir

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 17:00-18:30Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 9, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: ArabicSession No: 129 
AED 200 
Have you started work on your debut novel? Do you have a golden idea that you wa... Read More
Adult event
HH Sheikha Latifa Bint Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum: Through My Eyes
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HH Sheikha Latifa Bint Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum: Through My Eyes

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 17:00-18:00Venue: Al Baraha II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 172 
AED 60 
The late HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum represented the UAE on the inter... Read More
Children's event
Fun Filled Stories For Everyone!: Ben Miller & David Walliams
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Fun Filled Stories For Everyone!: Ben Miller & David Walliams

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 17:30-18:30Venue: Al Riwaq II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: English
Age: All AgesSession No: 66 
AED 60 - AED 75 
Join two of the LitFest’s most popular storytellers who are here to entertain yo... Read More
Free Event
Children Take Over LitFest!
Past Event

Children Take Over LitFest!

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 17:30-18:30Venue: Al Riwaq I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 114 
Free Entry 
Join us as we celebrate some of Dubai’s youngest and brightest authors! These ch... Read More
Award Ceremonies
Emirates LitFest Writing Prize & The Path to Publication: Louise Lamont & Luigi Bonomi
Past Event

Emirates LitFest Writing Prize & The Path to Publication: Louise Lamont & Luigi Bonomi

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 18:00-19:00Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 9 
Free Entry 
Our newly revamped and revitalised LitFest Writing Prize has attracted huge inte... Read More
Film Screenings
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet - Animated Film Screening & Talk: Clark Peterson, Haytham Nasr & Roger Allers
Past Event

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet - Animated Film Screening & Talk: Clark Peterson, Haytham Nasr & Roger Allers

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 18:00-20:00Venue: Al Baraha III, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 186 
AED 25 
The Orphalese army imprisons exiled political activist and poet Mustafa and sent... Read More
Adult event
Introducing the Greatest Self-Help Book – It’s the One Written by You: Vex King & Kaushal
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Introducing the Greatest Self-Help Book – It’s the One Written by You: Vex King & Kaushal

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 18:00-19:00Venue: Al Baraha I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 250 
AED 60 
Are you ready to rewrite your story? Discover how to become the best version of... Read More
Adult event
Warrior Queens, Rebels & Courtesans - How Women Shaped the World: Kate Mosse & Manu S. Pillai
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Warrior Queens, Rebels & Courtesans - How Women Shaped the World: Kate Mosse & Manu S. Pillai

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 18:30-19:30Venue: Al Riwaq III, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 95 
AED 60 
The unknown soldier, the unnamed scientist, the anonymous writer: these women fr... Read More
Adult event
Noha Daoud: Welcome to the Crime Scene – Your Complete Guide to Crime Fiction

Noha Daoud: Welcome to the Crime Scene – Your Complete Guide to Crime Fiction

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 18:30-19:30Venue: Al Amwaj II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 132 
AED 60 
There is a trinity of crime – motive, scene, and weapon. And let’s not forget th... Read More
Adult event
What Do We Want from Poets?: Jassim Al Saheeh, Nouri Al Jarrah, Qasim Saudi, Rawda Al Haj & Sara Elzein

What Do We Want from Poets?: Jassim Al Saheeh, Nouri Al Jarrah, Qasim Saudi, Rawda Al Haj & Sara Elzein

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 18:30-19:30Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 10, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: ArabicSession No: 146 
AED 60 
There is a great power that poets hold; a type of magic they never reveal. But w... Read More
Adult event
Plan to Win a Literary Prize: Maria Dadouch, Mohsine Loukili & Najwa Bin Shatwan

Plan to Win a Literary Prize: Maria Dadouch, Mohsine Loukili & Najwa Bin Shatwan

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 18:30-19:30Venue: Al Amwaj I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 261 
AED 60 
How many novels have you read only after the author won an award? Does success ... Read More
Award Ceremonies
Announcing The Winners Of First Chapter – The ELF Seddiqi Writers' Fellowship

Announcing The Winners Of First Chapter – The ELF Seddiqi Writers' Fellowship

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 19:15-20:00Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: MultilanguageSession No: 7 
Free Entry 
Grab a seat to discover the winners of year two of the region’s only global-stan... Read More
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