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Step into a world of words at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2023

This year’s fair is the biggest one yet.

Heyyear’s, bookworms. Have you heard the big news? The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is now open and it’s time to unleash your inner bibliophile. This year marks the fair’s 32nd edition, and it’s going to be a literary extravaganza never before. Until Sunday, 28 May, ADNEC will transform into a haven for book lovers. And guess what? Entrance to the fair is completely free. So get ready to dive into a world of literary wonders.

With over 2,000 activities and a staggering 500,000 titles available to browse, this year’s ADIBF is the biggest one yet. The The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is also hosting an impressive lineup of participants, with 970 international publishers and exhibitors from over 85 countries, along with 330 local publishers from the UAE. It’s like a paradise for book enthusiasts, where you can immerse yourself in the realm of words and ideas. 

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

And here’s the cherry on top: sustainability takes centre stage as the theme for ADIBF 2023. Get ready for engaging events that explore crucial topics like climate change and food security, highlighting the importance of building a sustainable future.

The fair is going beyond the ADNEC premises, spreading its cultural reach across Abu Dhabi. And it’s not just about books at ADIBF – there’s a little something for everyone. Cultural, literary, artistic and musical events will take place at additional locations such as The Cultural Foundation, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, NYUAD and the Logos Hope ship – known as the world’s largest floating book fair, currently anchored in Port Zayed.

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

And it’s not just about Abu Dhabi, though. This year’s fair sees significant participation from Saudi publishers and cultural institutions. It’s a testament to the historical relations between the UAE and the Kingdom and showcases the thriving cultural and intellectual movement happening now. 

So, dear book lovers, it’s time to immerse yourself in the magic of the ADIBF. From 9am to 10pm, step into a world where words come alive, ideas flow freely and the love for literature unites us all. 

GO: Visit www.adbookfair.com for more information.

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Shaheera Anwar - Staff Writer
From a beautiful childhood in Riyadh to a calm and collected life in Dubai. When she's not busy penning her latest masterpiece, you can catch Shaheera lounging with her family or binging on the latest movies. And as a millennial, she's got her sights set on TikTok - hoping to go viral someday (fingers crossed).

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