Fri 1 March 2019
TIMEAl Ras 1, DFCAl Ras 2, DFCAl Ras 3, DFCAl Rimal, DFCAl Waha, DFCHeritage Majlis, DFCNovo Cinemas, DFC
08:00          08:00-10:30
A Yoga Brunch with Mira Manek
 
08:15           
08:30           
08:45           
09:00           
09:15           
09:30           
09:45           
10:0010:00-11:00
Women in History: Sue Nelson, Kate Pankhurst & Nicola Tallis
10:00-11:00
Ashis Ray: Laid to Rest – The Controversy Over Subhas Chandra Bose’s Death
10:00-11:00
Ross Montgomery: Max and the Millions
10:00-11:30
Why We Need Victims in Stories: Writing Workshop with Matt Dickinson
10:00-11:00
Me and The Thing: Finding Happiness, Story Reading and Workshop with Rania Zbib Daher
 
10:15 
10:30   
10:45   
11:00      11:00-12:30
Poetry Workshop: Workshop with Joshua Seigal
   
11:15         
11:30           
11:45           
12:0012:00-13:00
Psychological Thrillers and Our Love of Dark Puzzles: Jessica Jarlvi, Karen Osman & Divyata Rajaram
12:00-13:00
Darcey Bussell: Evolved
12:00-13:00
Tony De Saulles: Why Does the World Need Bees? Meet Bee Boy and find out!
     
12:15     
12:30       
12:45       
13:00      13:00-15:00
Seven Basic Plots: Writing Workshop with Greg Mosse
     
13:15           
13:30           
13:45           
14:0014:00-15:00
Kim A. Page: The Right Kind of Loud
14:00-15:00
Children’s Television Yesterday and Today: Ahlam Bsharat, Rania Zbib Daher & Amna Al Mansouri
14:00-15:00
Robin Stevens: Murder Most Unladylike
    14:00-15:00
Aditi Belame Kumar: Humr Al Na’am, Treasure of the Desert
14:15   
14:30   
14:45   
15:00        15:00-16:00
Save Your Paper Bags!: A Workshop for Children with Mona Yakzan
   
15:15           
15:30           
15:45           
16:0016:00-17:00
How You Can Change the World: James Owens, Zainab Salbi and Lucy Siegle
16:00-17:00
Jane Hawking: From Fact to Film to Fiction
16:00-17:00
Matt Dickinson: The Everest Files and other Mountaineering Musings
16:00-18:00
Twelve Techniques to Write an Unexpected End: Writing Workshop with Abdulwahab Alsayed Al-Rifaee
    16:00-17:00
Is Social Media Killing Novels?: Mohamed Al Marzooqi, Abdullah Al Neaimi & Jaafar Salman
16:15   
16:3016:30-17:30
Sophie's Project: Interactive Reading Workshop with Asma Kalban
 
16:45 
17:00      17:00-18:00
Gamze Geray: Reading for Therapy
 
17:15       
17:30         
17:45         
18:0018:00-19:00
New Politics, Old Identities: Shereen Abouelnaga, Shahad Al Rawi & Jabbour Douaihy
18:00-19:00
Who Writes History?: Peter Frankopan & Martin Puchner
18:00-19:00
Edward Winterhalder: A Biker's Story
  18:00-19:30
The Memory Factory: Writing Workshop with Ahlam Bsharat
  18:00-19:00
Selina Tusitala Marsh: Tightrope
18:15   
18:3018:30-20:30
What? Why? How?: Writing Workshop with Nabiha Mheidly
 
18:45 
19:00         
19:15         
19:3019:30-20:30
Aladdin: Paulo Lemos Horta, Yasmine Seale
  19:30-20:30
Cassandra Clare and Holly Black: Bringing The King and Queen Tour to Dubai!
    19:30-20:30
Bothayna Al-Essa: Every Thing
19:45     
20:00     
20:15     
20:30  20:30-22:00
United by Food Dinner
         
20:45           
21:00           
21:15           
21:30           
21:45           
22:00             
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A Yoga Brunch with Mira Manek
Friday 1 March, 8am-10.30am, Heritage Majlis, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 125

Authors: Mira Manek

Get your Festival weekend off to a healthy start with this yoga brunch with Mira Manek, author of ...

Women in History: Sue Nelson, Kate Pankhurst & Nicola Tallis
Friday 1 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

A conversation about the legendary women who shaped the world, from fearsome monarchs, to ...

Ashis Ray: Laid to Rest – The Controversy Over Subhas Chandra Bose’s Death
Friday 1 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Authors: Ashis Ray

The controversy over the death of Subhas Chandra Bose, one of the heroes of the Indian freedom ...

Ross Montgomery: Max and the Millions
Friday 1 March, 10am-11am, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

How would you feel if you discovered an entire microscopic world? This is exactly what happens to ...

Why We Need Victims in Stories: Writing Workshop with Matt Dickinson
Friday 1 March, 10am-11.30am, Al Rimal, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 150

Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, Luke Skywalker… All great stories need a victim we can root for. In...

Me and The Thing: Finding Happiness, Story Reading and Workshop with Rania Zbib Daher
Friday 1 March, 10am-11am, Al Waha, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Learn to find happiness in simple things and learn about imaginative play in this Workshops with ...

Poetry Workshop: Workshop with Joshua Seigal
Friday 1 March, 11am-12.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 100

Authors: Joshua Seigal

Do you enjoy writing poetry? Or would you like to start? Poet and performer Joshua Seigal will be ...

Psychological Thrillers and Our Love of Dark Puzzles: Jessica Jarlvi, Karen Osman & Divyata Rajaram
Friday 1 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Why do we find psychological thrillers so compelling? Our panel explores the challenges and ...

Darcey Bussell: Evolved
Friday 1 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Retired darling of the British Ballet and beloved judge of Strictly Come Dancing, Dame Darcey ...

Tony De Saulles: Why Does the World Need Bees? Meet Bee Boy and find out!
Friday 1 March, 12pm-1pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

The terrifyingly talented illustrator of the Horrible Science series welcomes you to an illustrated...

Seven Basic Plots: Writing Workshop with Greg Mosse
Friday 1 March, 1pm-3pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 200

Authors: Greg Mosse

Having trouble plotting your book? While there may be an infinite number of stories to tell, they ...

Kim A. Page: The Right Kind of Loud
Friday 1 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Authors: Kim A. Page

“Through our sound, we become who we are.” – Kim A. Page

In today’s information-saturated world,…

Children’s Television Yesterday and Today: Ahlam Bsharat, Rania Zbib Daher & Amna Al Mansouri
Friday 1 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Sesame Street, Sally, Captain Majed, the Smurfs, Adana & Lina, Heidi and many more.

Who did ...

Robin Stevens: Murder Most Unladylike
Friday 1 March, 2pm-3pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Authors: Robin Stevens

Move over Sherlock Homes and Doctor Watson!

Can you solve mysteries and pit your wits against ...

Aditi Belame Kumar: Humr Al Na’am, Treasure of the Desert
Friday 1 March, 2pm-3pm, Novo Cinemas, DFC
Price: AED 75

Humr An-Na'am –Arabic for the finest camel – reclaims the desert’s forgotten and neglected titan. Despite thousands of years of loyal service to desert dwellers,…

Save Your Paper Bags!: A Workshop for Children with Mona Yakzan
Friday 1 March, 3pm-4pm, Al Waha, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Authors: Mona Yakzan

Using easily available materials including paper bags and cardboard, Mona Yakzan will teach you how...

How You Can Change the World: James Owens, Zainab Salbi and Lucy Siegle
Friday 1 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Do you ever look at the humanitarian and environmental crises happening all over the world and feel...

Jane Hawking: From Fact to Film to Fiction
Friday 1 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Authors: Jane Hawking

Dr Jane Hawking shares the story of her extraordinary marriage to genius physicist Stephen ...

Matt Dickinson: The Everest Files and other Mountaineering Musings
Friday 1 March, 4pm-5pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Do you have what it takes to be an adventurer? Come along and discover filmmaker Matt Dickinson’s ...

Twelve Techniques to Write an Unexpected End: Writing Workshop with Abdulwahab Alsayed Al-Rifaee
Friday 1 March, 4pm-6pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 300

Join writer and publisher Abdulwahab AlSayed Al-Rifaee in an interactive and informative writing ...

Is Social Media Killing Novels?: Mohamed Al Marzooqi, Abdullah Al Neaimi & Jaafar Salman
Friday 1 March, 4pm-5pm, Novo Cinemas, DFC
Price: AED 75

Social media plays an important role in helping to increase readership and inspire discussion of ...

Sophie's Project: Interactive Reading Workshop with Asma Kalban
Friday 1 March, 4.30pm-5.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Authors: Asma Kalban

She is quiet, not very talkative and living in her own world. She spends most of her time making ...

Gamze Geray: Reading for Therapy
Friday 1 March, 5pm-6pm, Heritage Majlis, InterContinental, DFC

How does reading for therapy work? In this informal setting, psychotherapist, counsellor and author Gamze Hakli Geray …

New Politics, Old Identities: Shereen Abouelnaga, Shahad Al Rawi & Jabbour Douaihy
Friday 1 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

How does political discourse shape our identities?

Our panel investigates the critical role ...

Who Writes History?: Peter Frankopan & Martin Puchner
Friday 1 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

“History is a set of lies agreed upon.” ? Napoleon Bonaparte

Whether you agree with Napoleon or ...

Edward Winterhalder: A Biker's Story
Friday 1 March, 6pm-7pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

From bikes to books to television, former Bandidos MC member turned author and TV producer Edward Winterhalder…

The Memory Factory: Writing Workshop with Ahlam Bsharat
Friday 1 March, 6pm-7.30pm, Al Waha, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 150

Authors: Ahlam Bsharat

Break your silence and write down your memories!

Award-winning author Ahlam Bsharat teaches this...

Selina Tusitala Marsh: Tightrope
Friday 1 March, 6pm-7pm, Novo Cinemas, DFC
Price: AED 75

Built around the abyss, the tightrope, and the trick that we all have to perform to walk across it,...

What? Why? How?: Writing Workshop with Nabiha Mheidly
Friday 1 March, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Al Rimal, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 300

What should I write?

Why am I writing?

How do I write it?

If you're truly serious about ...

Aladdin: Paulo Lemos Horta, Yasmine Seale
Friday 1 March, 7.30pm-8.30pm, Al Ras 1, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 75

Everyone knows the story of Aladdin…, or do they? Since it was first added to The Arabian Nights in...

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black: Bringing The King and Queen Tour to Dubai!
Friday 1 March, 7.30pm-8.30pm, Al Ras 3, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 50

Two major American authors bring their royal tour to Dubai!

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black have...

Bothayna Al-Essa: Every Thing
Friday 1 March, 7.30pm-8.30pm, Novo Cinemas, DFC
Price: AED 75

After four years of absence, Jassim returns to attend his father's funeral. He finds himself forced...

United by Food Dinner
Friday 1 March, 8.30pm-10pm, Al Ras 2, InterContinental, DFC
Price: AED 250

Words are not the only thing that unite us.