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Sponsors and Partners

Sponsors

Title Sponsor


Emirates is the world’s largest international airline, connecting travellers to destinations across six
continents. For more information please visit www.emirates.com

In Partnership with


Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage. The Authority’s efforts aim to celebrate the city’s rich identity for local audience and enhance its position globally. Dubai Culture’s various initiatives and projects encourage, nurture, and build UAE talent across all disciplines of arts and
culture including visual arts, performing arts, film, and literature. For more information please visit www.dubaiculture.gov.ae

Day Sponsor


Founded in 1983, Dubai Duty Free has grown over the past thirty-five years to become one of the leading airport retailers in the world. Currently operating some 38,000sqm of retail space at Dubai International Airport and 2,500sqm at Al Maktoum International Airport, the operation has consistently raised the benchmark for airport retailing and it continues to grow. For more information please visit https://www.dubaidutyfree.com/

Sustainability Partner


Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was formed on 1 January, 1992, by a decree issued by the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum to merge Dubai Electricity Company and Dubai Water Department, which had been operating independently before then. Both organisations were established by the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum in 1959. Dubai Government fully supported the Electricity Company and the Water Department to provide Dubai’s citizens and residents with a continuous and reliable supply of electricity and water. Since then, DEWA has made considerable achievements, to be ranked as one of the best utilities in the world. DEWA provides services today to more than 900,000 customers with a happiness rate that reached 95% in 2018.For more information please visit https://www.dewa.gov.ae/en

Official Banking Partner


Emirates NBD is a leading banking Group in the region with a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE. It is a major player in the UAE corporate and retail banking arena and has strong Islamic Banking, Global Markets & Treasury, Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Brokerage operations. The Group is an active participant and supporter of the UAE’s main development and community initiatives, and the official premier partner of EXPO 2020. For more information please visit https://www.emiratesnbd.com/en/

Communication Partner


Operating under the steadfast umbrella of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), du is an integral driver of the UAE’s economic, social and digital transformation. Thriving on digitally innovating all facets of the contemporary telecom experience, we touch the lives of millions of customers everyday as a dedicated enabler of connectivity, continuity and growth across consumer and enterprise segments. Whether delivering state-of-the-art Smart City infrastructure, bespoke enterprise ICT solutions, government communications, secure data solutions, or the very best in home entertainment and value, we are a reliable telco and ICT player shaping the future of communication for a more connected tomorrow.For more information please visit https://www.du.ae/

Publishing Day sponsor


Sharjah was named 2019 World Book Capital (SWBC) by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in recognition of the emirate’s continuous efforts in promoting books and literacy locally, regionally and globally. The SWBC celebrations began on World Book and Copyright Day, and includes a wide range of cultural events and initiatives based on six principles: Unifying Communities, Fostering Knowledge, Honouring Heritage, Empowering Children and Youth, Raising Awareness, and Developing Publishing Industries. For more information please visit https://www.sharjahwbc.com/en

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Poetry Award Sponsor


Taaleem, which means ‘education’ in Arabic, is committed to inspiring students and helping them to identify and develop their passions and talents. We are one of the largest premium education providers in the United Arab Emirates and our main activity is the development and management of early childhood, primary and secondary schools.

We offer top international curricula including British, American, the International Baccalaureate and our multi-lingual, custom early childhood programme. Taaleem is committed to providing world class education and raising standards for all in the region.
For more information please visit https://www.taaleem.ae/en/

Debate and Children’s Reading Group Sponsor


Costa Coffee proudly sponsors The Costa Debate at the 11th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2019. Enjoy delicious handcrafted Coffee and food in 150 Costa Coffee locations throughout the UAE. For more information please visit https://www.costacoffee.ae/

Writing Prize Sponsor


Montegrappa is Italy’s oldest manufacturer of luxury writing instruments. Operating since 1912 in the same historic building, Montegrappa produces hand crafted works of art that celebrate mankind’s mastery of the written word. For more information please visit https://www.montegrappa.me/

Story Corner Sponsor


As the largest global trade publishing house we get to work with dedicated and brilliant authors, and books that are second to none. This includes 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely-read and best-loved authors and brands. From impossible to put down thrillers to children’s classics, our passion at Penguin Random House UK is to publish the best stories to help readers discover books they will love. For more information please visit https://www.penguin.co.uk/

Session Sponsor


Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) is Dubai Healthcare City’s first medical university which aims to be an internationally recognized provider of high quality healthcare education and a center for healthcare research.

F&B Sponsor


Pursuing a vision to make Dubai the world’s leading destination for all major exhibitions, conferences and events, DWTC has evolved from being the forerunner of the fast-growing exhibitions industry into a multi-dimensional business catalyst that has propelled Dubai’s meteoric rise to a leading global economic powerhouse. Hosting more than 500 events annually, DWTC welcomes over 3 million international visitors to some of the most acclaimed trade fairs, blockbuster events and prestigious international conferences, offering over 1.3 million square feet (122,000 square metres) of covered and flexible event space. For more information please visit https://www.dwtc.com/en

Story Writing Competition Sponsor


Oxford University Press is the world’s authority on the English language. As part of the University of Oxford we are committed to furthering education worldwide. We continuously bring together our experience, expertise and research to create resources, helping millions of learners of English to achieve their potential. For more information please visit https://global.oup.com/

Readers’ Cup Sponsor


Chevron is delighted to continue its support of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Our partnership with this great literary initiative is part of Chevron’s commitment to educational communities of interest all over the world. We hope all enjoy this wonderful celebration of literature in all its forms and for all ages. For more information please visit https://www.chevron.com/

Sponsor


DTCM is the principal authority for the planning, supervision, development and marketing of Dubai’s tourism sector; markets and promotes the Emirate’s commerce sector; and is responsible for the licensing and classification of all tourism services, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. Brands and departments within the DTCM portfolio include Dubai Convention and Events Bureau, Dubai Calendar, and Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (formerly known as Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment). In addition to its headquarters in Dubai, DTCM operates 20 offices worldwide. For more information please visit https://www.visitdubai.com/en/department-of-tourism

Sponsor


The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 65 million people directly and 731 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. We make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government. For more information please visit www.britishcouncil.org

Session Sponsor


The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) is one of the Arab world’s most prestigious literary prizes. Its aim is to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic writing and to encourage the readership of quality Arabic literature internationally through the translation and publication of winning and shortlisted novels in other major languages. The Prize, which was founded in 2007, is run with the support of the Booker Prize Foundation and funded by DCT Abu Dhabi. For more information please visit https://www.arabicfiction.org/

Official Bookseller


Since 1975, Magrudy’s has become a central part of Dubai life. Although our flagship Jumeirah store remains the “spiritual home” of Magrudy’s and is still visited by the same customers who shopped with us as children – we have branched out in the UAE and currently operate in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

Being a family-run business with the needs of the local community always in mind, our books are complemented by a wide range of toys, stationery, greeting cards, arts & crafts materials, as well as school uniforms. Our stores are welcoming and interesting places to browse and explore and we pride ourselves on offering outstanding customer service. For more information please visit https://www.magrudy.com/

Business Strand Partner


The Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) is the principle investment arm of the Government of Dubai. ICD’s primary objective is to be aligned with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and to support the execution of the strategy defined in the Dubai Plan 2021. Education is a particularly important focus of the comprehensive framework laid out in this Plan, and as such the Investment Corporation of Dubai is proud to be associated with the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2019. For more information please visit https://www.icd.gov.ae/

Knowledge Partner


MBRF was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in May 2007. MBRF aims to develop knowledge and human capabilities in the Arab world by focusing on three strategic sectors which are knowledge, education and entrepreneurship. For more information please visit https://www.mbrf.ae/

Community and Environment Partner


For more information please visit https://thesustainabilist.ae/

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