The 2011 EAIFL (Emirates Airline Festival of Literature)

The EAIFL (Emirates Airline Festival of Literature) returns Tues 8th to Sat 12th March 2011 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City. The Festival creates a wonderful opportunity for UAE nationals, visitors and residents to meet famous authors, attend literary debates, listen to readings, participate in workshops, and experience the exciting fringe and children’s events. With simultaneous translation in all events, the Festival is a meeting of minds where ideas are shared and friendships are formed – not least among the authors themselves, who whether festival veteran or novice have praised the lively atmosphere and the diverse, intellectually switched-on audience.

At its core, the Festival has a strong educational remit, through its Education Day, its Workshop programme and the close ties to schools developed through the Fringe Festival activities. The Festival’s headline sponsor is Emirates Airline, and it takes place under the patronage of Dubai Culture. It is a not-for-profit event supported by sponsorship and the voluntary efforts of Dubai’s dedicated reading community.

For a list of authors and a full program of events visit

Tickets to all events go on sale on January 18th.

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