Literary event the Hay Festival is coming to Abu Dhabi in 2020

A host of famous authors and thinkers will be coming to the capital

Literary event the Hay Festival is coming to Abu Dhabi in 2020

It’s a good time to be a book lover in Abu Dhabi.

There’s a brand new children’s library at Qasr Al Hosn and of course we’re counting down the days until Kinokinuya opens at The Galleria Al Maryah Island.

Want more? Ok, you’ve got it.

The Hay Festival, a renowned literary event, will be held in Abu Dhabi for the first time next year.

Taking place from February 24 to 27, the event will bring together writers, book lovers and thinkers together to discuss ideas, share knowledge and have conversations.

In Abu Dhabi, the festival will welcome a number of authors and thinkers including Nobel Laureates Shirin Ebadi and Ahmed Galai, Lebanese novelist Hoda Barakat, winner of the 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, and writers Adonis, Jokha Alharthi, Muhammed Hasan Alwan, and Tishani Doshi.

The immersive festival will also showcase contemporary Arab literature, poets and spoken word artists from the UAE and more.

Tickets to the event are free and events will be held in both Arabic and English.

We can’t wait to find out more.
Feb 24-27 2020,

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