Abu Dhabi Book Festival
A few weeks ago, my colleague, Niici and I attended the Abu Dhabi Book Festival. The festival was held at Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center near the Aloft Hotel.
The Abu Dhabi Book Festival featured local and expat storytellers, artists, government municipalities, and a host of child focused vendors. We were there on official business, representing our school, but managed to have a bit of fun in the midst of trade book selections and government protocols.
The Abu Dhabi Book Festival compares in some ways to “western” book festivals with a catering to children and young adults. The elements I found different were adult book lounges and the presences of municipalities.
The book festival also had several exhibits for other areas in the visual arts; drawing, painting, cinema, and expression.
As most things are in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, it was a grand occasion and fun to be had by all.