The 2012 LitFest is here!
The Celebration of Words begins tonight with our Opening Night featuring Terry Wogan, Imtiaz Dharker, John Agard, Yang Lian & Daljit Nagra.
It begins at 8pm with Sir Terry in conversation with Bernard Creed, and continues with poetry readings from our four international star poets in a session curated by returning festival stalwart Paul Blezard. There will be plenty going on at the Theatre, including reasonably-priced snacks from La Vita Restaurant and the festival book shop set up by Kinokuniya, so feel free to turn up early and soak up the festival atmosphere.
It's happening at the DCSA Theatre in Al Mamzar - a map & directions are right below.
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Directions to the DCSA
Directions from Garhoud Bridge
Follow directions towards Sharjah / Al Qusais.
As you approach, follow the signs to Mamzar / Al Hamriya.
You will see Al Mulla Plaza on the Right. Turn towards Al Mamzar- left.
Please do not turn right at the first Al Mamzar sign!
Turn right only after Carrefour at Al Mamzar 82.
You will be on Al Rashid Street. Turn right after the big junction with Cairo Street. DCSA will be on your right.
Directions from Jumeirah Beach Road / Shindagha Tunnel
Go along Jumeirah Beach road and follow signs to Bur Dubai / Shindagha Tunnel.
Continue along Mina Road following signs to Shindagha Tunnel. Thereafter keep following signs to Abu Hail / Al Mamzar.
As you proceed straight you will see Hyatt on your left, Dubai hospital on your right.
Turn right after the 5th roundabout into Cairo Street when you see a Mosque on your left.
At the intersection turn left and go past Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity Establishment.
The DCSA building is immediately after this on your right.
Note: we advise avoiding Shindagha Tunnel at peak times.