TCA Abu Dhabi selects Abu at-Tayyeb Al Mutanabbi for this year’s Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA, has selected Arab poet, Abu at-Tyayyeb Al Mutanabbi, as focus personality for the 24th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF, which will run at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from April 30th – May 5th. The announcement came at a press conference which was addressed by Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Executive Director of the National Library Division at TCA Abu Dhabi, who made public the new approach for the region’s fastest- growing book fair.

“TCA Abu Dhabi constantly reviews this annual event to establish a solid foundation for the emirate’s cultural scene that delivers enhanced creativity and greater appeal to the fair. The Authority has decided to initiate a new tradition at the fair, starting this year, which will see the event celebrate prominent cultural personalities giving them named, headline status. Moreover, part of the fair’s cultural programme will be dedicated to discussing the headline personality’s influence, legacy, and works in special seminars to shed more light on our writers and intellectuals who carried the torch of knowledge and lit the way for future generations,” said bin Tamim.

An art exhibition inspired by Al Mutanabbi’s poetry and personality will be held throughout the fair with prominent artists presenting different artistic visions of the poet and his inspirational works.