Hay Festival 2020 in Abu Dhabi | Coming Soon in UAE

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A new edition of the Hay Festival will take place from February 25 to 28 at Manarat Al Saadiyat.

Hay Festival, the community which brings together writers and readers for conversations and creating new ideas, returns to Abu Dhabi. This four days’ edition will host internationally acclaimed thinkers and performers from 20 countries gathering for entertainment and inspiration. The festival will feature such globally-renowned authors as Nobel Laureates: Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi, Lebanese novelist Hoda Barakat, Omani writer Jokha Alharthi, Indian poet Tishani Doshi, and many others.

The Hay Festival will also represent many voices to tell stories, sampling the best of contemporary international and Arab literature, including poets from the UAE’s vibrant spoken word and slam poetry scene. Conversations will take be in Arabic and English, and all the sessions will be translated live to Arabic and English as well.

The line-up also includes a Booker Prize 2019 Winner and an author of “Girl, Woman, Other” – Bernardine Evaristo, writer and niece of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto – Fatima Bhutto, and Scottish historian – William Dalrymple, who will talk about the corporate history of the British in India.

The guests only need to buy tickets for the events that they would like to see. Some events and workshops are free of charge but still, need to be ticketed. Those who are under 25 years, in full-time education or teachers are also entitled to free tickets.

Organized by: Hay Abu Dhabi
Venue: Manarat Al Saadiyat
Ticket price: free / from AED 20
Admission: 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM

Event Location

Manarat Al Saadiyat - Coming Soon in UAE
Manarat Al Saadiyat - Coming Soon in UAE
Manarat Al Saadiyat
Manarat Al Saadiyat is an art gallery located in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi

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