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Festival Passes

All tickets and passes on sale 12 January 2019. Become a Foundation Friend today for priority booking from 9 January 2019.

Make the most of your Festival experience with discounts of up to 25% with our brand new Festival Pass!

There are great savings to be had on ticket prices when you purchase a Festival Pass. Available for either regular sessions or children’s sessions, the festival passes might spur you to try something new.

We have more than 200 sessions and 170 incredible authors on the programme that are sure to inform, intrigue and inspire you. Get this fantastic bundle of 5 or 10 discounted sessions, see your favourite authors, fire up your curiosity and perhaps you will discover a new world!

Passes for Regular Sessions

Buy 10 regular sessions and get 25% off

Full Price
of each session

AED75

Discounted Price
of each session

AED56
Code: ADULT10

Buy 5 regular sessions and get 15% off

Full Price
of each session

AED75

Discounted Price
of each session

AED64
Code: ADULT5

Passes for Children’s sessions

Buy 10 children’s sessions and get 25% off

Full Price
of each session

AED50

Discounted Price
of each session

AED38
Code: CHILD10

Buy 5 children’s sessions and get 15% off

Full Price
of each session

AED50

Discounted Price
of each session

AED43
Code: CHILD5

FAQs

How can I use the Pass?

Add all the sessions you’re interested in into your basket. Add the voucher code that is shown on the Pass page or click ‘Add to Basket’. You will see the discount in the basket and click ‘Checkout Now’.

How can I purchase a ticket with the Pass?

Tickets discounted via the Pass must be booked online via the website, using the code provided on the Pass page. All 5 or 10 tickets need to be purchased in one transaction.

Can I purchase a discounted ticket at the Festival in person?

You can only book online via the website, using the code provided on the page. Tickets may be available to purchase online with a Pass on the day of the event, subject to availability.

Can I buy multiple tickets for the same session with the Pass?

You may only book one ticket per main session with a Pass.

Can I book a different ticket at a later time if I am using the pass to purchase discounted tickets?

All discounted tickets purchased with a pass much be booked at the same time, in one transaction. Additional full priced tickets can be booked in the same transaction.

What are your exchange/refund policies?

No exchanges or refunds are permitted, except where the event has been cancelled. Click here to learn more.

I am a Foundation Friend – will I still get my discount?

Foundation Friends 10% discount will not apply on tickets bought with the pass but will apply to additional tickets bought once the Pass discount has been used. All other Foundation Friends benefits with be available on tickets bought with the Pass (priority seating etc).

Are special events included in the pass?

Masterclasses, workshops and special events are not included in the pass. The Festival pass is for regular and children’s sessions only. Sessions available with the Pass are marked clearly on the online programme.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit and debit cards including VISA, VISA Electron, Mastercard, Maestro and American Express.

What should I do if my card is declined?

Please check that you have entered your details correctly and matches with the card you are registered to. Try using another card and make sure you have enough funds. You can also contact your bank to find out why the transaction has been declined.

How do I get the discounts for Children’s sessions?

Discounted tickets for Children’s sessions are available using the Children’s Pass code.

Can I buy several tickets for the same event with the Children’s Pass?

The Children’s Pass will apply to only one ticket per session.

Can an adult accompanying a child get a discounted ticket to the Children’s session?

The Pass code applies to the Children’s session and is not age related. Adults can purchase a ticket for a Children’s session using the Children’s Pass code. With each Pass, you can only purchase one ticket per session. The Regular Pass cannot be used to purchase discounted tickets for the children’s sessions.

All children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. The adult must also purchase a ticket for the session.

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