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HE General Lieutenant Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri: Dubai, A Friend - Past, Present & Future
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HE General Lieutenant Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri: Dubai, A Friend - Past, Present & Future

Date/Time: Wednesday 1 February 2023 09:00-09:50Venue: MBRL Theatre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: Arabic
Simultaneous Translation: Arabic to EnglishSession No: 15 
Free Entry 
This session is only available in Arabic. Please change your language settings a... Read More
Children's event
Flavia Z. Drago: Monsters Play!
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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
Adult event
Walaa Kamal: Who Are the True Heroes of the Novel?
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Walaa Kamal: Who Are the True Heroes of the Novel?

Date/Time: Wednesday 1 February 2023 10:15-11:15Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 10, 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
Adult event
Dr Nadia Taysir Dabbagh: Child's Play
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Dr Nadia Taysir Dabbagh: Child's Play

Date/Time: Wednesday 1 February 2023 11:00-11:45Venue: Al Amwaj I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 279 
AED 40 
As many books as one reads, one is never prepared for parenting. Every child is ... Read More
Special Events
Desert Stanzas
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Desert Stanzas

Date/Time: Wednesday 1 February 2023 19:00-21:30Venue: Desert Camp, Caravanserai, Exit 29, Jebel Ali, Lehbab Rd, Dubai
Language: MultilanguageSession No: 1 
AED 425 
The iconic Desert Stanzas returns this year! A night that marks the beginning of... Read More
Adult event
Changing the Game - Esports Redefining the Future: Business Breakfast with Lucy Chow, Paul Roy, Philip Wride & Rhianna Pratchett
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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
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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
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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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Cities of the Future: HE Hala Badri & HE Reem Al Hashimy
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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
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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!
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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

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

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

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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