Dubai, 14 November 2019: Tickets are now on sale for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2020, the annual literary extravaganza which will take place from 4-9 February 2020 at the InterContinental, Dubai Festival City.

The entertaining and eclectic line-up has something for everyone,featuring big names, award-winning novelists and world-leading experts on the compelling issues facing us all today. Withinsights on life’s big questions, ranging from how to save the planet, to how to make the world more sustainable, tolerant and harmonious for us all, organisers expect the multi-faceted programmeto attract a wide audience.

TV presenter and best-selling author Nadiya Hussain, ‘Killing Eve’ creator Luke Jennings,historian Bettany Hughes, explorer Ranulph Fiennes, space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, and UAE astronautHazzaa Al Mansouriare some of the inspiring writers who will entertain, inspire, challenge and excite people from all walks of life and of all ages.

Award-winning and best-selling authors include Tayari Jones,JokhaAlharthi, Hoda Barakat, Omaima Alkhamis,EsiEdugayanMohammed Hanif,Linwood Barclay, Graeme Simsion, Santa Montefiori, Mitch Albom and Omar SaifGhobash. Genres covered includeliterary, popular and crime fiction, business, history, spirituality, poetry, science, food, adventure and exploration and more.

As always there is a vibrant and interactive programme to keep children of all ages enthralled, and the Festival’s special events, which are consistently amongst the first to sell-out, feature the ever-popular Murder Mystery Dinner, the atmospheric Desert Stanzas and a stunning Charity Gala finale- a celebration of music, poetry and readings in collaboration with Dubai Cares, in support of their programmes for child refugees across the region.

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

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