The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is held at the InterContinental Hotel Event Centre, Dubai Festival City. All events at the 2013 Festival will be held at the InterContinental, with the exception of the trips to the desert and the pearl museum. Both of these off-site events will have transport departing from the hotel.
A map of the Event Centre is below. The Al Ras rooms, Al Khaimah, Al Majlis, Al Waha and Al Rimal are on the Lobby floor, along with the bookshop and prayer rooms. The Al Baraha rooms, Al Noor, Al Dana and Suraya are on the Waterfront floor. Terra Firma Restaurant is in the InterContinetal Hotel, and Creative Meeting Space is in the adjoining Crowne Plaza hotel. The Special Venue is just outside the hotel on the waterfront level; more details about it will be revealed soon.
Parking is available at the InterContinental or at the Festival Centre.
InterContinental Event Centre, Dubai Festival City
Dar Al Adaab
The Festival also holds a number of events throughout the year at Dar Al Adaab (the House of Literature) in the Al Fahidi Historic Area.
A map and directions are available here.