The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has concluded its successful participation in the 51st edition of the Cairo International Book Fair, which took place in the Egyptian capital from 22 January to 4 February.
As part of the promotional campaign for Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2020, set to take place in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 15-21 April, DCT Abu Dhabi’s participation at the Cairo International Book Fair aimed to attract new publishers and strengthen relationships with writers and specialists in the sector.
The DCT Abu Dhabi pavilion attracted large numbers of visitors, who explored the Department’s latest publications from the Kalima Translation Project. These included The Diaries of Franz Kafka, edited by Max Brod, and Blood and Faith by Matthew Carr; as well as a variety of scientific titles such as Deep Space by Govert Schilling, The Elements and The Molecules by Theodore Gray, The Solar System by Marcus Chown, and Travel Literature Series, an Isdarat Project studied and translated by Dr. Ahmad Ibish.
Abdullah Majed Al Ali, Acting Executive Director, Dar Al Kutub Sector at DCT Abu Dhabi,said “Emerging with a multitude of promising opportunities, we are very happy with the outcomes of our time at the Cairo International Book Fair. A longest standing and respected event in the region, the fair provides fantastic networking and an ideal platform for promoting what Abu Dhabi’s own book fair has to offer. Following a series of successful events and meetings, we have seen strong interest from new Arab and international publishers in participating in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.