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Foundation Friends

Do you share our passion for books? Become a Foundation Friend to support our mission to make reading for pleasure accessible to all – and at the same time gain access to a fantastic range of member-only privileges.

We would like to invite you to become a supporter and integral part of the Emirates Literature Foundation by signing up as a Foundation Friend.

The Emirates Literature Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that supports and nurtures literature in the United Arab Emirates and the region through a programme of varied cultural initiatives. The Foundation is also the home of the award-winning Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.

As a Foundation Friend, you can enjoy discounts, priority booking and exclusive benefits at all Foundation events and the Festival.

Membership Benefits

  • 10% off all tickets*
  • Priority booking 24 hours before tickets go on sale
  • 10% off selected Emirates Literature Foundation events and workshops
  • 10% off books at Magrudy’s**
  • Invitations to selected events
  • Newsletter and email updates

Membership Types

Foundation Friends memberships last for 12 months from the date of purchase. There are four types of Foundation Friends memberships available:

Individual Adult Membership
(One adult, 18+)
AED 235
Couple’s Adult Membership
(Two adults, 18+)
AED 405
Family Membership
(Two adults and Two children under 18 years)
AED 575
Individual Student Membership
(One student, 12-23 years)
AED 100

If you would like to purchase a Friends membership as a gift for a friend, please contact us at [email protected] to confirm their name, email address and phone number and add a personal message.

Terms & Conditions

  • Reserved seating is limited; seats will be held until five minutes before doors close and are allocated on a first come first served basis
  • All memberships are non-transferable
  • The Emirates Literature Foundation reserves the right to amend or withdraw privileges and add benefits to the Foundation Friends membership and may close any or all levels of memberships at any time
  • The Foundation Friends Lounge will offer a comfortable seating area to rest between sessions. This lounge area is located on the first floor of the Habtoor Palace hotel’s Champagne Bar. Due to the ongoing pandemic, refreshments will not be provided at this time.
  • There is a cap on how many tickets a Foundation Friend member can buy per session: Individual Adult Memberships (2 Tickets), Couple Adult Memberships (4 Tickets), Family Memberships (8 Tickets), and Student Memberships (2 Tickets).

** Magrudy’s T & C:

  • Not in conjunction with any other discount or promotional offer
  • Only applicable on book purchases

The information you share with us will be kept confidential at all times and not shared with any external parties.


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