The 26th edition of The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair will take place from 27th April to 3rd May at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The International Book Fair is an annual event organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority. It is the most professionally organised, most ambitious and fastest growing book fair in the Middle East and North Africa. From literature to art, from reference publishing to children books, there is truly something for everyone.

Culture & Co, in partnership with the BIEF and Institut français, cultural department of the French Embassy in the UAE, welcomes you at the French pavilion. This is a unique occasion in the year to discover and buy French books, to meet French-speaking authors and enjoy book signing sessions in Abu Dhabi.

Every day 9:00am to 10:00pm – except on Friday 4:00 pm to 10:00pm


The week’s schedule :

Dates Hours Authors Books
Thursday, 28th April   6-7 pm Valerio Massimo Manfredi -Le tombeau d’Alexandre le Grand
-Odysseus ; tome 1 – le serment d’Ulysse
-d’Alexandre le Grand
Odysseus ; tome 2 – le retour d’Ulysse
  7-8 pm Dima Droubi La sultane du Caire
Friday, 29th April  5-6 pm For the little ones :
Cyrial Hahn
-Collection Boubou
-Le pique-nique du petit chaperon rouge
For children :
Sylvaine Jaoui
-Toi + moi plus tous les autres : tome 1-Mes amis, mes amours

-Ma vie selon moi

For the young ones :
Donato Carrisi
-Le chuchoteur

-La femme aux fleurs de papier



6-7 pm Dima Droubi La Sultane du Caire
Saturday, 30th April 3-5 pm -Cyril Hahn – Illustration Workshop for Children
-Sylvaine Jaoui – Writing workshops for teenagers
4-5 pm Michela Murgia -Accabadora

-La guerre des saints

5-6 pm  HE Mohammed Abdul Jalil Al Fahim De la pauvreté à la richesse, l’histoire d’Abu Dhabi
Antonio Manzini Piste noire
Froid comme la mort
5-7 pm Dima Droubi (Signing sessions + meeting) La Sultane du Caire
Sunday, 1st April &
Monday, 2nd May
5-6 pm Meeting and signing sessions with Eric Omond and his collection Toto l’Ornithorynque  

Find the entire programme here !