Established in 2013 by royal decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Foundation aims to foster a life-long love for all literature. Recognizing the importance of reading from a young age, the Foundation focuses on encouraging children and young people to enjoy reading for pleasure.
As part of its initiatives, the Foundation is implementing a School Librarian of the Year Award, an annual Arabic Language Week, an International Translation Conference and Publishing Conference, as well as year-round School Education Programmes, Book Clubs and Creative Writing Courses.
The Foundation is also the governing body of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the UAE’s premiere literary festival, which will be held from 3-11 March, 2017. For more information, visit: www.emirateslitfest.com