His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has visited the 32nd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.
Organised by Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the event is taking place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) until 28 May, bringing together authors, thought leaders and publishers from around the world to showcase the region’s literary and cultural heritage, while strengthening ties between Arab and international publishing communities.
During the visit, His Highness toured several exhibitor stands, and also met with publishers who are promoting the Arabic language around the world through various cultural initiatives.
HH was accompanied by His Excellency Dr Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office; His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi; His Excellency Saif Saeed Ghobash, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; His Excellency Saood Al Hosani, Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi; His Excellency Dr Ali bin Tamim, Chairman of ALC; and His Excellency Saeed Hamdan Al Tunaiji, Executive Director of ALC.
The 2023 edition of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is hosting events across five cultural sites in addition to ADNEC: at the Cultural Foundation, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, New York University Abu Dhabi, and the Logos Hope, the world's largest floating book fair, currently anchored in Mina Zayed in conjunction with the fair's activities.
In line with the UAE's declaration of 2023 as the Year of Sustainability, the event is focusing on the theme of sustainability. Visitors will be able to attend a range of events and talks that will highlight the best global sustainability practices within the publishing industry, as well as discussions around the broader topics of climate change and food security.
The 32nd edition of the Fair is set to be the largest in ADIBF’s history, featuring more than 2,000 cultural, literary, educational, and artistic events. It will also host more than 1,300 participants from more than 85 countries, providing visitors access to more than 500,000 book titles.
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is one of the leading literary events in the Arab world, offering a platform for global dialogue and featuring talks by distinguished Arab and international speakers, including renowned authors, artists, academics and digital content creators. The fair is catering to a diverse audience, ranging from professionals to consumers and families, with five primary programme types: cultural, creative arts, children and youth, and specialised professional and partner programmes.