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Free Events

Fantastic Free Events at the LitFest

What can be better than fantastic and free activities the whole family can enjoy? Find plenty of surprises at the venues around Festival City during Dubai LitFest. Drop by on the day of your visit for an up-to-date schedule.


Head for our outdoor venue by the Dubai Creek for a line-up of readings, book club gatherings and the return of the Festival Quiz. The perfect place to discover a new author or learn something surprising!

The Family Oasis

Just past the AlMajlis you can find the Family Oasis with stacks of child-friendly activities provided by our partners from around the Emirates – including Lego, Trust Your Water, Drawings by Me, Storytel, Dubai Cares, and Dubai Police.

The Fringe

With stunning performances by hundreds of children and young adults from across the UAE, The Festival Fringe is a wonderful opportunity for students to represent their schools and display their talents in music, dancing and drama. The weekend days of the Festival (1-2 and 8-9 March) will feature non-stop live entertainment so make sure you come and show your support for these talented young people.

The Penguin Random House Story Corner

Perfect for younger children, this is the place where you and your child can stop and listen to free story readings from brilliant authors and storytellers. Check out the daily schedule at this comfy space in a quiet corner of the Event Centre, on the lobby level near Magrudy’s Festival Bookshop.


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