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Sharjah Ruler allocates AED500,000 to Emirati Book Fair

The gesture reflects the Sharjah Ruler's keenness to promote locally-produced literature within the UAE's book industry

Sharjah Ruler allocates AED500,000 to Emirati Book Fair
H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has ordered the allocation of AED500,000 grant in support of Emirati Book Fair, which began on Sunday and runs until, 28th May.

The gesture reflects the Sharjah Ruler’s keenness to promote locally-produced literature within the UAE’s book industry by supporting Emirati writers and intellectuals, and ultimately enhancing their presence in libraries.

The debut edition of the book fair sees the participation of 25 Emirati publishing houses, and will host the largest Emirati book-signing ceremony for Emirati writers in the country. It will also offer a platform to a series of panel discussions.