Abu Dhabi Book Fair Lights Up With Festival of Knowledge

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is set to be illuminated by the launch of the Ishraqat Festival, a three-day event dedicated to fostering tolerance and coexistence through the power of knowledge. Held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Tolerance and Coexistence, the festival will run from May 1st to 3rd, offering a platform for international thinkers and creators to share their insights and engage in dialogue.

This year's edition of Ishraqat Festival carries the theme "Tolerance is Knowledge," underscoring the belief that understanding and education are key to building a more inclusive world. The festival will feature over 80 Emirati and international participants, including writers, intellectuals, and experts in various fields. These participants will engage in a rich program of over 50 local and international sessions and discussions spanning across five languages.

The Ishraqat Festival is not just about lofty ideals; it offers a tangible space for attendees to explore the practical applications of tolerance in everyday life. The festival's program will delve into a diverse range of topics, including cultural exchange, education, and artistic expression, all seen through the lens of tolerance and understanding.

The festival's launch comes at a time when the UAE is actively positioning itself as a global hub for cultural exchange and intellectual discourse. The Ishraqat Festival serves as a testament to this commitment, bringing together a multitude of voices from across the Arab world and beyond.

Organizers of the Ishraqat Festival expect to draw participants from over 14 Arab and foreign countries, creating a vibrant confluence of ideas and perspectives. This exchange of knowledge is hoped to foster greater understanding and empathy between cultures, paving the way for a more tolerant and peaceful world.

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, already a major attraction for bibliophiles, is set to be further enriched by the Ishraqat Festival. The festival's program promises to offer something for everyone, from bookworms seeking insightful discussions to those interested in the broader themes of tolerance and coexistence. With its focus on knowledge sharing and intellectual exchange, the Ishraqat Festival has the potential to illuminate not just the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, but also the path towards a more tolerant future.

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