RAK Book Fair 10th Ed. Starts under the Theme: “Reading to Advance”




HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al-Khaimah, inaugurated the 10th edition of RAK Book Fair at the RAK Exhibition Centre. RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry organizes the book fair which will run in the period between (Jan. 29th – Feb. 10th). /95/ publishing houses, bookstores, and governmental and private institutions from /10/ countries are participating in the RAK Book Fair. /15/ publishing houses will be participating for the first time in this edition.

The RAK Chamber of Commerce and Industry has already started the “Donate a Book” initiative in line with the “Year of Reading”. It aims at collecting donated books from donors and delivering them to beneficiaries in order to facilitate access to knowledge for everyone.

RAK Book Fair contains /117/ pavilions and will be accompanied with daily cultural events at the “Cultural Café”, which is organized by the RAK Chapter of the Emirati Writers Union. These events will present a number of writers and poets, and will offer various activities appealing to thousands of visitors from all segments of society from all over the UAE.

Other activities will be organized by the Ministry of Education, Saud Ibn Saqr Institution for Development of Youth Projects, and the RAK Department of Economic Development. Activities include theatrical shows for children, story readings for young children, and Creativity in Reading Workshops. A number of writers and authors will participate in the various activities like Ahmad Al-Assam, Yasser Al-Qarqawi, Dr. Ahmad Al-Aqili, Dr. Abeer Al-Husani, Najeeb Al-Shamesi, Sameera Abdullah Obaid, Kareem Al-Irqi, Khaled Al-Zanhani, Poet Abdullah Al-Hediya, and Dr. Fahd Hussein.

The RAK Book Fair opening hours will be from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. However, on Fridays the book fair will open only in the evening.