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It's Twice the Fun for Foundation Friends at This Year’s Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Want priority booking for your favourite authors and ticket discounts at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature? Here's how...

Posted on

29 December 2020

Last updated on 5 January 2021
Emirates Literature Festival Foundation Friends membership

Enjoy two-for-one membership rewards this year!

Fans of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature are in store for double the festival fun and two years of benefits when they renew their Foundation Friends memberships this year. Foundation Friends get access to priority booking and festival ticket discounts, in addition to other benefits.

"Our Foundation Friends mean the world to us, and we are so grateful for their continued support. While we do offer a range of benefits, we know most of our Foundation Friends support us because they believe in what we do and the importance of literature”, said Ahlam Bolooki, festival director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.

"The pandemic has changed many things, including some of the features people have come to expect at the Festival, and it is a difficult year for all of us. That is why we are offering the Foundation Friends members even better value this year."

What are the Foundation Friends benefits?

Benefits of the Foundation Friends membership include:

  • 10% discount on tickets
  • 10% discount on selected Emirates Literature Foundation events and workshops
  • Priority booking before tickets go on public sale (which with fewer seats available due to social distancing, gives visitors the chance to reserve the best seats in the house)
  • Discounts when purchasing at selected cafe and retail outlets in the UAE
  • Invitations to select Emirates Literature Foundation events throughout the two years

How long does a membership last?

Your Foundation Friends membership will last for 24 months from the date of purchase.

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Foundation Friends

What membership types are available?

Memberships are available in four categories:

  • Individual adult
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Student

Prices start from AED 100. To get your Foundation Friends membership, or if you'd like to gift a book-lover in your life, click here.

The Festival is a celebration of stories that connect, entertain, inspire and challenge people of all ages and nationalities, and though slightly different in format for 2021, it will be just as vibrant in its lively, inspiring content.

Tickets will be required for each session, including the free sessions, to ensure crowds are kept within guidelines. Seating will be numbered and allocated at purchase.

The Festival will be fully compliant with all Covid-19 prevention regulations and guidelines from the Dubai Health Authorities (DHA). Observing social distancing measures across all three venues will be paramount, along with Covid regulations such as mandatory masks, and temperature checks. For more details on their Covid-19 precautions, click here.

The Festival is held with Founding Partners Emirates Airline and the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated authority for heritage, arts, and culture.

For more information about the event, visit:

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The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Arab World’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word. The 2021 festival will be held across three weekends at three fantastic venues: January 29 - 30 at the Jameel Arts Centre, February 4 - 6 at InterContinental Dubai, and from February 29 - 30 at Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz.