May 22… The opening of the new session of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair


Posted on: Friday, May 12, 2023 – 8:18 PM | Last update: Friday, May 12, 2023 – 8:18 PM

Abdul Majeed, Murad, Tariq Imam, Al-Ghandour, Iraq and Walid Alaeddin participate in its activities

Abu Dhabi is preparing to host the activities of the 32nd session of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center from May 22 to 28, 2023. from most parts of the world.

According to the Abu Dhabi Media Office, this year’s exhibition celebrates the concept of sustainability as a pivotal idea, in line with the UAE’s declaration of 2023 as the year of sustainability. The exhibition will witness various initiatives, events and seminars aimed at highlighting sustainability methods and international best practices in this field.

The authors of Dar Al-Shorouk participate in the activities of this session, and they are: Ibrahim Abdel Majeed, Ahmed Murad, Tariq Imam, Ahmed Al-Ghandour, Nasser Iraq and Walid Alaeddin.

It is noteworthy that this year’s session hosts a variety of dignitaries, writers, publishers, and content makers, to present an integrated schedule of various events that meet the aspirations of the public, and include five main axes covering the cultural program, creative arts programs, children’s and youth programs, and specialized professional programs, in addition to other programs. Partners.

Also, the audience will witness a clear diversity in the exhibition program, which includes multiple pillars and two platforms for cultural sessions, each of which offers a wide range of dialogue sessions, seminars and poetry evenings that host a group of the brightest names in the world of thought, literature and media, and multiple platforms for book signings.

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is a leading regional and international forum and platform, representing a major umbrella that annually brings together poles of the publishing industry and the creative industries. The exhibition provides promising opportunities for those belonging to this sector to establish new partnerships, learn about the latest trends and developments in this promising market, and discuss its basic priorities.


The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair was launched from its inception, under the name “Islamic Book Fair”, in 1981, in order to achieve the vision of “Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan”, “May God rest his soul.”

The launch of the exhibition confirms that education and culture are the main pillars for building a strong and developed country, in addition to developing international relations and building bridges of communication between different countries of the world, as the exhibition constituted an incentive to establish a meeting point and a market for publishing houses in the Arab world.

The successive sessions of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair contributed to the consolidation of its position among the poles of the publishing industry at the regional and global levels, and the elements of its attraction to content makers, creators, and reading enthusiasts grew, through various traditional and digital publishing media.

The activities of the second session of the International Conference on Publishing and Arab Creative Industries will start on Sunday, May 21, the day before the launch of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, and its activities will continue for two days at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.

The conference will launch in its second session, under the title “Growth Opportunities in Adapting Storytelling”; To discuss a number of important issues, such as the reality of Arab fantasy literature and the challenges of converting it into visual creative content such as films, series and comics, and the use of technical media, comics and superheroes as sources of inspiration in entertainment education, and the impact of artificial intelligence tools on the content industry and its impact on human creativity.

Guests will have the opportunity to listen to innovative dialogues and group discussions, networking opportunities and attend various workshops, as well as visit an updated exhibition of best practices in enriching Arabic content in creative platforms and modern technical media.

This year, a group of influential figures in the Arab publishing sectors and content makers at the Arab and international levels are participating, such as the famous comic book creator Brian Michael Bendis, Japanese author Banana Yoshimoto, writer and screenwriter Ahmed Murad, leading expert in the field of artificial intelligence Mohamed Jawdat, and more than 30 An expert and leader from the world of publishing and the creative industries.