Special Events
Desert Stanzas

Desert Stanzas

Date/Time: Wednesday 1 February 2023 19:30-21:00Venue: Desert Camp, Caravanserai, Exit 29, Jebel Ali, Lehbab Rd, Dubai
Language: MultilanguageSession No: 1 
AED 425
The iconic Desert Stanzas returns this year! As the Festival’s signature event, ... 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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Children's event
Fun Filled Stories For Everyone!: Ben Miller & David Walliams

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: EnglishSession No: 66 
AED 60 - AED 75
Join two of the LitFest’s most popular storytellers who are here to entertain yo... Read More
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Adult event
Woman in History: Kate Mosse & Manu S. Pillai

Woman in History: Kate Mosse & Manu S. Pillai

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 18:30-19:30Venue: Al Baraha II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 95 
AED 60
The unknown soldier, the unnamed scientist, the anonymous writer: these women fr... Read More
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Adult event
Utopia vs Dystopia - Between Two Cities: Khalid AlNasrallah & Shahad Al Rawi

Utopia vs Dystopia - Between Two Cities: Khalid AlNasrallah & Shahad Al Rawi

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 19:30-20:30Venue: Al Baraha I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 206 
AED 60
Somewhere between utopia and corruption, we look for a city to call home. Khali... Read More
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Special Events
Fresh Air, Fresh Lyrics: An Open Mic Night

Fresh Air, Fresh Lyrics: An Open Mic Night

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 20:00-21:30Venue: MBRL Amphitheatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: MultilanguageSession No: 68 
AED 40
We live in a region steeped in poetic tradition with a powerful spoken word scen... Read More
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Education
Ben Miller: The World of Stories

Ben Miller: The World of Stories

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 09:00-10:00Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: English
Age: 8+Session No: 732 
AED 25
How much do you immerse yourself in stories? Master storyteller Ben Miller has c... Read More
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Education
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock: Am I Made of Stardust? Big Questions for Young Scientists!

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock: Am I Made of Stardust? Big Questions for Young Scientists!

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 09:00-10:00Venue: Al Riwaq II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: English
Age: 8-12Session No: 733 
AED 25
There are so many questions about science and space that we can’t answer… But no... Read More
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Workshops Adult
Luigi Bonomi: Quick Pitches
Workshop

Luigi Bonomi: Quick Pitches

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 11:30-13:30Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 3, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 2 
AED 150
Are you ready to pitch your novel? You have five minutes to present your one-pag... Read More
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Adult event
The Role of Literary Agents: Felicity Blunt, Jessica Papin, Luigi Bonomi & Yasmina Jraissati

The Role of Literary Agents: Felicity Blunt, Jessica Papin, Luigi Bonomi & Yasmina Jraissati

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 16:00-16:50Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 3, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 39 
AED 60
Literary agents play a vital role in the English-language publishing industry, w... Read More
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Children's event
Philip Reeve: Railhead

Philip Reeve: Railhead

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 16:00-17:00Venue: Al Baraha II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: English
Age: 10 +Session No: 123 
AED 40
In Railhead, Zen Starling rides the rails on the sentient trains criss-crossing ... Read More
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Special Events
The First Epic Eco-Play: Martin Kiszko with School Performers

The First Epic Eco-Play: Martin Kiszko with School Performers

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 16:30-18:00Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 113 
AED 40 - AED 50
We are delighted to present the Dubai premier of Martin Kiszko’s award-winning p... Read More
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Adult event
Change is Coming: Avni Doshi & Tishani Doshi

Change is Coming: Avni Doshi & Tishani Doshi

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 16:30-17:30Venue: Al Baraha I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 221 
AED 60
Tishani Doshi and Avni Doshi have both explored, in fiction, the impact of South... Read More
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Special Events
David Walliams: Spaceboy

David Walliams: Spaceboy

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 17:00-18:00Venue: Al Riwaq II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: English
Age: 7 +Session No: 58 
AED 75 - AED 90
It’s 1960s America, and Ruth is obsessed with space. Join David Walliams to find... Read More
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Adult event
Stories of Generations in a Digital World: Abdullah Abdulrahman & Sheikha Al Jabari

Stories of Generations in a Digital World: Abdullah Abdulrahman & Sheikha Al Jabari

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 17:00-18:00Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 9, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: ArabicSession No: 210 
AED 60
Over generations, along with their vibrant cultures, beliefs, legends, and ident... Read More
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Adult event
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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Adult event
Writing Against the Current: Badriah Al Bishr, Huda Hamed & Shahad Al Rawi

Writing Against the Current: Badriah Al Bishr, Huda Hamed & Shahad Al Rawi

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 17:30-18:30Venue: Al Baraha II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 88 
AED 60
Is the literary scene shaped by society or does society shape the literary scene... Read More
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Adult event
Why Can't I Look Like That? - The Myth of Beauty: Fatima Sharafeddine & Liliane Zaher

Why Can't I Look Like That? - The Myth of Beauty: Fatima Sharafeddine & Liliane Zaher

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 17:30-18:30Venue: Al Amwaj I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 89 
AED 60
When we look into a mirror, is what we see the reflection of how others perceive... Read More
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Adult event
Zeina Hashem Beck: O

Zeina Hashem Beck: O

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 19:00-20:00Venue: Al Amwaj II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 134 
AED 60
Embrace the limits of language, ruminate on home and exile, and immerse yourself... Read More
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Adult event
Women Against the World: Bonnie Garmus, Geetanjali Shree & Reem Al Kamali

Women Against the World: Bonnie Garmus, Geetanjali Shree & Reem Al Kamali

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 19:00-20:00Venue: Al Baraha II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: Multilanguage
Simultaneous Translation: English to Arabic, Arabic to EnglishSession No: 147 
AED 60
We live in a world where women must rise to endless challenges in order to maint... Read More
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