In pictures: Emirates LitFest starts in Dubai

Airline brings in 175 authors from over 30 countries to debate, discuss and engage audiences.
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Emirates Literature Festival The Race To Space
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Emirates Literature Festival Story Corner
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Hazzaa AlMansouri, Sultan AlNeyedi and Salem Al Marri pictured with young readers at the launch of Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre's book Race to Space.
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Emirates Literature Festival
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Emirates Literature Festival - writer and film-maker Matt Dickinson giving a talk.
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Emirates Literature Festival - Darcey Bussell on stage
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Emirates Literature Festival
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Emirates Literature Festival - Darcey Bussell at a book signing session.
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Emirates Literature Festival Book signing - Darcey Bussell