Children's event
Flavia Z. Drago: Monsters Play!

Flavia Z. Drago: Monsters Play!

Date/Time: Wednesday 1 February 2023 10:00-10:45Venue: Al Amwaj I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: English
Age: 2+Session No: 16 
AED 40
Who doesn’t love to play Peekaboo and counting games? Flavia Z. Drago’s monsters... Read More
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Adult event
Walaa Kamal: Who Are the True Heroes of the Novel?

Walaa Kamal: Who Are the True Heroes of the Novel?

Date/Time: Wednesday 1 February 2023 11:30-12:15Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: ArabicSession No: 126 
AED 60 - AED 75
What makes this today’s youth unique is our courageous striving to break barrier... Read More
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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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Adult event
Changing the Game - Esports Redefining the Future: Business Breakfast with Lucy Chow, Paul Roy, Philip Wride & Rhianna Pratchett

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

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 08:00-09:15Venue: Pierre's TT, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 13 
AED 60
If you dismiss gaming as an activity for the stereotypical isolated teenager, do... Read More
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Adult event
Dr Rana Dajani: The Biology of Friendship

Dr Rana Dajani: The Biology of Friendship

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 09:30-10:15Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: ArabicSession No: 727 
AED 60 - AED 75
How do people interact with one another? And how does face-to-face interaction i... Read More
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Children's event
Sarah Abdallah: My Friend is Red

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
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Free Event
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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Adult event
Mariela Shaker: Indomitable Spirit

Mariela Shaker: Indomitable Spirit

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 10:30-11:15Venue: Al Baraha I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 730 
AED 60
Join Syrian violinist and refugee advocate Mariela Shaker for an inspiring talk ... Read More
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Workshops Adult
Choose Your Own Diet: Workshop with Liliane Zaher
Workshop

Choose Your Own Diet: Workshop with Liliane Zaher

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 11:00-12:30Venue: Al Amwaj II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: ArabicSession No: 145 
AED 200
This session is only available in Arabic. Please change your language settings a... Read More
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Free Event
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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Adult event
Nathan Pyle: Greetings from Strange Planet

Nathan Pyle: Greetings from Strange Planet

Date/Time: Thursday 2 February 2023 11:30-12:15Venue: Al Baraha I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 728 
AED 60
Are you someone who likes low-detail renderings (doodles) on the internet and wa... Read More
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Workshops Adult
How to Write Your First Book: Workshop with Haji Jabir
Workshop

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
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Adult event
HH Sheikha Latifa Bint Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum: Through My Eyes

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
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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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Children's event
Children Take Over LitFest!

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 
AED 40
Join us as we celebrate some of Dubai’s youngest and brightest authors! These ch... Read More
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Award Ceremonies
Emirates LitFest Writing Prize & The Path to Publication: Louise Lamont & Luigi Bonomi

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
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Adult event
Introducing the Greatest Self-Help Book – It’s the One Written by You: Vex King & Kaushal

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
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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
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
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Adult event
What Does God Want from Poets?: Jassim Al Saheeh, Nouri Al Jarrah, Qasim Saudi, Rawda Al Haj & Sara Elzein

What Does God 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: MBRL Amphitheatre, 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
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