Emirates Airline Festival of Literature with Four MENA

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (29 January – 13 February 2021) is one of the world’s leading literary events and the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word.

Since 2009, the festival has united multicultural audiences with leading international and local literary talent, promoting literacy, education, debate, and above all, the love of reading.

In July 2020, Emirates Literature Foundation announced the Festival would return with a hybrid format, in response to the enduring human need for books and stories.

To support the creative community in Dubai, the Festival was also brought to Jameel Arts Centre and Alserkal Avenue for the first time.

Staging a live event brought various challenges; including safeguarding authors and audiences and communicating effectively without detracting from the excitement of this important cultural and literary event.