Special event

Desert Stanzas 2020

Event No. 1, Tue 04 February, 19:00 - 21:30,

Language: Arabic, English

Authors: Hassan Al matrooshi, Ibrahim Ahmed Alshami, Hamed Al-Yahyai, Afra Atiq, Harry Baker, Farah Chamma, Rui Cóias, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Eleanor Hooker, Chris Read, Arundhathi Subramaniam

AED249.00 All prices are inclusive of VAT

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Desert Stanzas, one of our signature events, will return in 2020 to open the Festival.

A night of cultural entertainment unique to Dubai, Desert Stanzas celebrates international and homegrown poetic talent in a desert camp on the edge of the city.

In a beautiful venue that is accessible to all, Desert Stanzas 2020 brings together talented poets from across the globe for an evening of enthralling poetry under the stars, alongside music and traditional Emirati food.

To make your evening more comfortable we recommend the following:

Please carry warm clothing such as jackets, coats, etc.; temperatures drop dramatically in the desert.
It would be best to wear warm and comfortable closed toe shoes.
There are RTA buses leaving from the InterContinental Event Centre at 17:45 and 18:00 going to the event. Please be on time as the buses will not wait and there are no later departures. The buses return after 21:00.
If you self-drive there is a car park and a short walk to the camp. You do not need a 4×4.
Please follow exact google location pin as it will guide you to our drop-off point. The camp is located in Al Sahara Desert Resort, and the name of the site is Caravanserai. See map here: https://goo.gl/maps/qKB8a341E7s (No 4×4 required).
There will be vehicles located at several checkpoints guiding your way into the camp.


Dubai – Al Ain Rd/E66 from Al Khail Rd/D68
Follow Dubai – Al Ain Rd/E66 to Jebel Ali – Lehbab Rd/E77. Take exit 29 from Dubai – Al Ain Rd/E66
Continue on Jebel Ali – Lehbab Rd/E77 to your destination (Unmarked Road)