Abu Dhabi Book Fair Unveils Stellar 2024 Edition

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) is gearing up for its 33rd edition, promising a literary extravaganza under the theme "Where the World's Tales Unfold." Scheduled from April 29th to May 5th at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), the event boasts an impressive lineup of 1,350 publishers from a remarkable 90 countries. This year's edition marks a significant increase in international participation, with 140 publishers making their ADIBF debut alongside 375 local exhibitors.

The 2024 ADIBF goes beyond showcasing the latest releases. Attendees can expect a diverse cultural program featuring a compelling mix of sessions, seminars, and knowledge dialogues. A distinguished roster of authors, thinkers, and creative minds from various fields will grace the event, fostering intellectual exchange and stimulating discussions. This year, Egypt takes center stage as the "Guest of Honor," showcasing its rich literary heritage through a dedicated program of events.

ADIBF 2024 caters to a wider audience beyond bibliophiles. A dedicated focus on children and young adults ensures a vibrant and engaging atmosphere. The fair will host a variety of activities and programs specifically designed to ignite a love for reading and learning in the younger generation. Additionally, a comprehensive professional program provides a platform for industry insiders to connect, share knowledge, and explore new opportunities within the ever-evolving publishing landscape.

This edition of the ADIBF also welcomes a dozen nations for the first time, including Greece, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Brazil. Each participating country will have its own designated pavilion, offering visitors a glimpse into their unique literary landscape. The event promises a true celebration of global storytelling, fostering cultural exchange and understanding through the written word.

The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC), the fair's organizer, is committed to promoting Arabic literature and its profound influence on world civilization. This year, the fair introduces the "Books of the World" program, highlighting pivotal works that have shaped human history. "Kalila wa Dimna" by Abdullah Ibn Al Muqaffa, a celebrated masterpiece of Arabic literature, will be a central focus, complementing the ongoing exhibition "The Art of Fables from Kalila wa Dimna to La Fontaine" at the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

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