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Abu Dhabi Book Festival

By June 11, 2014March 11th, 2020Travel + Culture

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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