40.8 per cent of visitors are in the 16-25 age group, 35.1 per cent in the 25-45 age group; male visitors comprise 54.2 per cent while 45.8 per cent are female. Embodying its vision of building new generations of readers, SIBF 2022 received 218,000 students.
The 12-day celebration of authorship, readership and the vital sector of publishing is organised by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), and will celebrate Italy as the Guest of Honour this year.
“Dare to Dream” highlights how the vision and leadership of Sheikh Mohammed turned Dubai into a success story, a leading global hub for talent, and a place where they can find resources and opportunities to fulfil their dreams.
Sheikh Mohammed established a culture of proactive thinking in the midst of an Arab environment which, for decades, stopped dreaming of the best, says Barqawi.
With spaces attractively designed to stimulate thought and creativity, Expo Centre spoilt cultural enthusiasts for choice with the festival’s vast offering of more than 1,900 events including workshops, literary discussions, art, poetry, cookery, live shows, competitions, and more.
Absorbed in focused reading or animatedly discussing books with each other, visitors to the Emirati Book Fair (EBF) can be seen exploring shelves stacked with titles by Emirati authors well into the final hours of the second edition, which concluded on Sunday, April 24.
“Today, we are happy to celebrate a very beautiful city. As we celebrate Sharjah today and for the next 9 days, our city will transform from Guadalajara to Sharjahlajara! We look forward to celebrating and strengthening the historical and close relationship between the Arab and Latin cultures.”
The first edition of the International Congress of Arabic Publishing and Creative Industries was launched on Sunday as part of the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF 2022) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The purchased books and materials will be distributed to school libraries across the UAE to support the publishing and education sectors by enriching libraries with useful reference works, supporting students of all levels to pursue knowledge and education.
The Sharjah Child Friendly Office (SCFO), an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFO), has marked its first participation at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF 2022). The entity is showcasing its innovative strategies and programmes to strengthen the emirate’s status as a child- and family-friendly city to the book fair’s global audience.