Julia Wheeler

VectorJulia Wheeler is a writer, journalist and interviewer who worked for the BBC for more than 15 years, including as the BBC’s Gulf Correspondent. She chairs at several festivals including Cheltenham (Literature and Science), Stanfords Travel Writers Festival at London’s Olympia and the Chiswick, Stratford and Budleigh Salterton Literary Festivals.

She has also chaired events at The British Library and onboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 and for The Evening Standard Stories Festival in association with Netflix, and has guest directed a Festival herself – The 2021 Stratford Literary Festival. Some of Julia’s star-studded interviewees include Graham Norton, Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, Robert Webb, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Darcey Bussell, Julian Clary, Alexander McCall Smith, Richard Osman, Rory Bremner, David Baddiel, Ben Miller, Mel Giedroyc, Jenny Eclair, Jeannette Winterson, Kate Humble, Rachel Johnson, Mariella Frostrup, Simon Armitage, ElifShafak, Anthony Horowitz, Robert Harris and more. She was part of a theatre and book tour with Amanda Owen, The Yorkshire Shepherdess, and is the author of her own award-winning book Telling Tales: An Oral History of Dubai.
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Alexander McCall Smith: Serial Storyteller

Alexander McCall Smith: Serial Storyteller

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 10:00-11:00Venue: Al Riwaq II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 19 
AED 60 - AED 75
Join master storyteller and prolific writer Alexander McCall Smith as he delves ... Read More
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David Walliams: The World’s Worst Pets

David Walliams: The World’s Worst Pets

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 13:00-14:00Venue: Al Riwaq II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: English
Age: 7+Session No: 62 
AED 75 - AED 90
We are delighted to welcome David Walliams back to Dubai to entertain you with t... Read More
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Hard Times, Human Stories: Barkha Dutt, Jo Browning Wroe & Lucy Easthope

Hard Times, Human Stories: Barkha Dutt, Jo Browning Wroe & Lucy Easthope

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 14:00-15:00Venue: Al Baraha I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 23 
AED 60
Behind devastation and disaster, whether natural or socio-economic, there will ... Read More
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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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Jeffrey Archer: Next in Line – Fact or Fiction?

Jeffrey Archer: Next in Line – Fact or Fiction?

Date/Time: Saturday 4 February 2023 17:30-18:30Venue: Al Riwaq II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 57 
AED 75 - AED 100
London, 1988. Royal fever sweeps the nation as Britain falls in love with the ‘p... Read More
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Mohsin Hamid: The Last White Man

Mohsin Hamid: The Last White Man

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 18:30-19:30Venue: Al Riwaq II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 72 
AED 60 - AED 75
One morning Anders wakes up experiencing a body dystopia of sorts when he to fin... Read More
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Nicholas Jubber: The Fairy Tellers

Nicholas Jubber: The Fairy Tellers

Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 17:30-18:30Venue: Information Centre, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Language: EnglishSession No: 271 
AED 60
As a travel writer, Nicholas Jubber has explored parts of the world that are cur... Read More
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Vex King: Closer to Love

Vex King: Closer to Love

Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 20:00-21:00Venue: Al Riwaq II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Language: EnglishSession No: 256 
AED 60 - AED 75
Do you want to create stronger relationships, heal past hurts and open your hear... Read More
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