Under the generous patronage of the team of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, celebrates the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, the silver jubilee with the launch of its 25 during the period of 7th to 13th May 2015, and will present Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the creator of the United Arab Emirates, the central character in this session and that pride and loyalty to his vision of civilization for the future. The book today presents in the real life of Emirates constantly, and remained his legacy of cultural inspiration for the leaders of the state, in the confirmation to continue the development and construction the future on cultural grounds enlightening.
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair has prepared a rich program about the great leader of United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed may his soul rest in peace .this will update the visitors on a retrospective program of the most prominent stages witnessed by the exhibition over the past quarter of a century, it will links it to his highness career and evolution of the city’s growth and expansion.
Moreover, It is worth mentioning that his highness Sheikh Zayed has launched the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair in 1981 under the name of “Islamic Book Fair”, then turning to the name of “Abu Dhabi International Book Fair “in 1986. This was held at the first session in a cultural institution in the palace of the fort before it becomes an annual event fixed in 1993, variable to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, with the start of the comprehensive conservation of cultural institution program
The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is considered as one of the fastest growing book fairs in the region, where it attracted last year 2014 more than 1125 publishing houses. Additionally, the participation in seminars was more than 100 writers and intellectuals of different nationalities and dialogues. Thus, the show attracted more than 248 thousand visitors and sales has rose up to 35 million dirham’s.