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H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the first edition of the Emirati Book Fair.
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Organised by the Sharjah Book Authority, in cooperation with Emirates Publishers Association.
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Held at Sharjah Book Authority HQ in Al Zahia Area, the Fair is orgnised as part of Sharjah’s celebration of its selection as World Book Capital 2019.
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The event also coincides with the Emirati Book Day announced by the Ruler of Sharjah, which falls on May 26 each year.
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Touring the various pavilions of the Emirati Book Fair.
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Sheikh Sultan also visited Emirati Writer's Museum, which is held in cooperation with the Juma Al Majid Centre for Culture and Heritage
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Sharjah Ruler learned about the poetry anthology, diwans, articles and books related to Emirati artists.
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Twenty-five publishing houses and elite Emirati intellectuals are participating in the Fair, which runs from May 26 to 28.
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He listened to explanations about the audio publications, which include creative recordings that were documented as an innovative archive for the pioneers.
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Sheikh Sultan visited the "Emirati Writers exhibition", which presents more than 80 bright pages written by UAE poets and writers in their own hands, to serve as the testimony of nature of work of those intellectuals of the generation of pioneers.