Emirates News Agency – Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center waives fees for publishers attending 2022 book fairs

ABU DHABI, 2nd November, 2022 (WAM) — The Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, has announced that exhibitors attending the International Book Fair of Abu Dhabi (ADIBF), Al Ain Book Festival and Al Dhafra Book Festival for 2022 will be exempt from paying rental fees.

This decision is part of the strategy put in place by the ALC to ensure business continuity and stimulate the growth of the publishing sector, in addition to improving recovery and supporting local and international publishers.

The exemption also underscores the important role the Emirate of Abu Dhabi plays as a global center of culture, reflects ALC’s confidence in the influential role publishers play, and demonstrates the Centre’s commitment to helping publishers to address the global challenges facing the post industry. -pandemic.

The ALC had announced its intention to organize the Al Ain Book Festival from November 14 to 20 in Al Ain, with cultural, intellectual and artistic events.

Dr. Ali bin Tamim, President of the ALC, welcomed this latest decision, which aims to support the new strategy of ADIBF and book fairs in general, which shows the vision of leadership to promote knowledge, advance the publishing sector, supporting local publishers and facilitating dialogue. between ADIBF and various publishing and creative content sectors locally, regionally and internationally.

“Organized annually by the ALC, the 2022 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair has achieved remarkable success, cementing its advanced position on the global cultural scene,” bin Tamim said. “This aligns the fair with the reputation of the United Arab Emirates and Abu Dhabi as an industry leader and host of the most important exhibitions and cultural events, which allow the public to explore human creativity and innovation in all sectors.”

For a week, the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2022 presented a wide range of comprehensive cultural, intellectual and artistic events targeting all audiences. The fair hosted 1,130 publishers from more than 80 countries, a selection of literary and intellectual personalities who have won the Nobel, Booker and Pulitzer Prizes, and the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, among others, and who participated in more than 650 events different.