Why not purchase a gift voucher which can be redeemed against the Foundation Friends membership or Emirates Airline Festival of Literature tickets?
Vouchers are available in denominations of AED 235, 405, 575 and 100 - the prices of Single, Couple, Family and Student Memberships - and AED 1,000, which can be used to buy a membership and/ or tickets to Emirates Airline Festival of Literature events. AED 1000 is enough to buy full-price tickets to a weekend's worth of author talks or several workshops* so the recipient can customise their Festival experience to their liking.
Once you check out, you can enter the name and email address of the recipient and even enter a gift message which will be emailed with the voucher.
*Ticket prices vary between event types - please check the price on the event page when buying. All purchases on tickets.emirateslitfest.com are non-refundable.