Dubai Culture Continues its Cultural Activities at
Sharjah International Book Fair 2017
The Authority’s participation aims to reinforce reading as a deep-rooted habit in our society
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 November 2017: Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, through Dubai Public Library is continuing its cultural activities at Sharjah International Book Fair 2017. The Authority’s activities aim to reach out to a wider target audience at the fair and attract growing number of visitors who are interested in the world of books from the UAE, the region and beyond.
Dubai Public Library is inviting visitors to many cultural events at Stand P2 in Hall 3 for the duration of the fair, which will run until 11th November at Expo Centre Sharjah.
At Dubai Culture’s stand, visitors can discover valuable books sourced from Dubai Public Library branches, including braille books and many other editions. In order to fully engage the public, the Authority has invited a number of writers, scholar and authors to participate in its various cultural events, and is also hosting cultural figures from outside of the country and organising talk sessions, seminars, discussions, meetings and book signings. The stand also witnessed hosting cultural figures from both the UAE and abroad, in addition to organising dedicated activities from children during the morning hours
Commenting on organising the activities at Sharjah International Book Fair, Dr. Hissa bin Masoud, Director of Dubai Public Library at Dubai Culture, said: "Participating in events like this reflects our institutional vision to enhance the cultural, literary and artistic scene in the UAE, and our commitment to spreading a love of reading among all members of society. This is underpinned by our dedication to achieving the objectives of our leadership’s National Strategy for Reading 2016-2026, which aims to make reading a way of life in Emirati society, to inspire a love of knowledge and continuous learning among all citizens and residents of the UAE, and to instil a culture of reading in family members, students and employees."
Dubai Culture’s participation emphasises its important role in contributing to the dissemination of culture and the development of knowledge among members of the community. The Authority achieves this by presenting collections of books, publications and applications, in addition to enriching its participation in a variety of programmes and events that are beneficial to all members of the community.
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