The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair welcomes more than 800 exhibitors from 46 countries and ‘Germany’ as Guest of Honour.
Running from Sunday, May 23 until Saturday, May 29 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec), the 30th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair will see more than 800 exhibitors from 46 countries take part. The fair is taking place as a hybrid programme of virtual events and activities held on the ground under strict precautionary measures to ensure visitors enjoy a safe experience.
The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) is a world-class platform that brings together world cultures, building bridges of cultural exchange, and showcases the UAE’s knowledge-driven experiences, underscoring the cultural diversity of the Emirati community.
Each year, ADIBF invites one country to be its Guest of Honour and organise events showcasing its cultural, artistic and literary heritage. The Guest of Honour country is provided with many facilities, while its publishers and exhibitors receive special discounts. In 2021, Germany is the invited country after France in 2011, the UK in 2012, the GCC in 2013, Sweden in 2014, Iceland in 2015, Italy in 2016, China in 2017, Poland in 2018 and India in 2019.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism named Russia as the Guest of Honour of the fair in 2020.
The book fair also offers a hybrid model of physical and digital events.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed allocates AED6 million for books and educational materials for UAE schools
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi has allocated AED 6 million to be spent on books and educational materials as the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair gets underway.
HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, made the announcement during the first day of the fair, with the books set to be purchased from the 500,000 titles available at the event.
The books and educational materials will be used to support the country’s education sector, and will be distributed to government schools throughout the UAE.