Emirates News Agency – Abu Dhabi International Book Fair opens tomorrow

ABU DHABI, 22nd May, 2022 (WAM) — The 31st edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), hosted by the Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), will be launched tomorrow under the theme “Inspire, Innovate, Enrich”.

The Fair, which will take place from May 23 to 29 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), will see the participation of more than 1,130 publishers from more than 80 countries. This year, ADIBF will host more than 450 cultural, academic and creative events, as well as interactive activities that appeal to all sections of society.

As guest of honor at ADIBF 2022, the Federal Republic of Germany will present an integrated program showcasing the country’s culture and history in its own pavilion. These include events with almost 80 editors, experts and creators participating in more than 14 cultural and professional sessions, as well as screenings of German films based on books. Visitors will also be invited to explore the works of renowned poet, author, playwright and novelist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, while visual storytelling at the pavilion will introduce visitors to Germany’s illustrious tradition of creativity and literature.

Audiences can enjoy events at many locations in ADIBF, including the Main Podium, Youth Platform, Business Hall, Lifestyle Corner and Art Corner. The program includes a wide range of dialogue sessions, seminars and literary, cultural and academic events. Among the most anticipated guests are the poet and literary critic Adonis; Guido Imbens, who received half of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics; Professor Roger Allen, a leading Western scholar in modern Arabic literature; and Professor Muhsin J. Al Musawi, Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York.

This year’s event will also include a wide range of educational events and activities for children, including music and dance performances, workshops and more. The Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi invites all members of society to attend the exhibition and participate in its events.

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