Festival of Literature Dubai
The Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature (EAIFL) first came into mind by Bill Samuel when he was visiting Dubai in 2007. After further discussions, the Emirates Airline decided to make the festival of literature a yearly event. In 2009, the first Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature was held in Dubai. The event was a success as hundreds of authors and literary writers attended the festival. The event was also covered by many global and international press people. The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority have great participation in making the Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature possible and successful. The first EAIFL was first held in the month of February year 2009. The readers were able to meet the writers personally, and the writers were recognized globally.
The Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature (EAIFL) is a special event which aims to feature international writers all over the world. It also provides a platform for authors and translators in Dubai and the whole Middle East. The EAIFL also encourages writers who have passion in doing literary pieces.
The Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature (EAIFL) event caters to all people, not only the writers and readers. The EAIFL has a main program, workshops, education day and other activities featured during the event. The EAIFL also features other activities involving writers who can relate and interact with younger children. Children also experience a writing competition and a kid’s zone during the event. There are so many things to do in Dubai especially when people decide to attend the Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature.