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The Big 5 2022 Brings the Global Construction Industry Together with a Sharp Focus on Contech and Startups…

• Digital Construction World and Start-up City to match contech disruptors with buyers as upcoming edition of The Big 5 puts technology in focus • Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in UAE calls for sector-wide collaboration to drive the adoption of smart technologies • The FutureTech Construction Summit empowers knowledge transfer, research & development, and reimagining the future of construction   Dubai, UAE – 24 November 2022:  As the construction industry looks to surmount climate resilience and sustainability challenges, The Big 5 2022, the largest and most influential event for the sector in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, is stepping up its focus on technology in building a better tomorrow. When the curtain rises on the event – the 43rd in the annual series, ......read more

University students Showcase Research Projects at 5th Combined Gulf Cancer Conference…

Reinforcing the youth’s role in combating cancer, the conference launched first-of-its-kind initiative featuring abstract presentations Sharjah, November 23, 2022, Reaffirming its belief in youth contribution to the healthcare sector, the 5th Combined Gulf Cancer Conference (CGCC) offered a  unique platform for university students and upcoming medical experts to share their scientific papers and theses on cancer research. Held as part of the plenary sessions and activities on the sidelines of the conference, university students from various medical and scientific institutions in the region shared their abstract research presentations throughout the three-day event from November 21 to 23. During the daily presentations themed ‘Youth in Action’, young researchers showcased their cancer control research ......read more

Almost Double the Size of Last Year, 19th Edition of Automechanika Dubai Opens at Dubai World Trade Centre…

Floor space at three-day show has increased by 79 per cent, while the number of exhibitors has risen by 98 per cent   New country pavilions this year include Indonesia and Morocco   With appearances at other Automechanikas around the world Hong Kong Auto Parts Industry Association hosts an official pavilion in Dubai for first time   Dubai, UAE:  Automechanika Dubai, the Middle East’s largest international trade exhibition for the automotive aftermarket industry, opened today at the Dubai World Trade Centre with a vast showcase of present and future products, services, technologies and insights from industry experts.   Exhibiting the latest technology and innovation from both across the region and beyond, the 19th edition, organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, boasts an impressive ......read more

Financing Cancer Care Projects is a Long Term Economic Investment, not a Mere Spending…

Experts from UK, Sweden, Turkey, Egypt and the GCC pointed out the need for customised cancer screening initiatives at the 5th Combined Global Cancer Conference  Sharjah, 22 November 2022:  The second day of the 5th Combined Global Cancer Conference (CGCC) commenced with healthcare professionals citing the importance of observing and studying the unique demographics of the Gulf region to help in designing screening programmes accordingly.  Panelists univocally called for more research data focused on populations from the region, significantly younger compared to the Western world whose data is the base for most international protocols, to better understand public health and behaviours and target potential cancer cases early on. During the third track of the CGCC conference, Elfatih Abdelraheem, HIV, Health and ......read more

Opening Day of 22nd Edition of Cityscape Sees Numerous New Developments Showcased inside Dubai World Trade Centre…

• His Excellency Eng. Dawoud Abdul Rahman Al-Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality opens three-day exhibition   Dubai, UAE - November 21, 2022: The 22nd edition of Cityscape Dubai, the Middle East’s leading real estate exhibition, was officially opened today by His Excellency Dawoud Abdul Rahman Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality   Touring the exhibition, which runs at Dubai World Trade Centre until November 23, Al Hajri was briefed on numerous new-to-market projects from top development enterprises, including Sobha Realty, Dubai Investments, ARADA, DAMAC, and Azizi Developments.   Sobha Realty is showcasing its latest master-planned urban design community, Sobha Hartland Two, which leverages technology for heightened efficiency, sustainability, and liveability. ......read more

Ruler of Sharjah Inaugurates 5th Combined Gulf Cancer Conference…

Three-day conference organised by Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) will bring together 50 cancer experts to discuss issues and solutions on curbing the disease in the region   Sharjah, 21 November 2022:  His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the 5th Combined Gulf Cancer Conference (CGCC) today (Monday), in the presence of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, and Founder and Royal Patron of FOCP, International Ambassador for the World Cancer Declaration of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and International Ambassador for Childhood Cancer for UICC.   Held from November 21 - 23 at Al Jawaher Centre for Receptions and Conferences in Sharjah under the ......read more

Mexico Celebrates Sharjah Ruler's Cultural Project Designating the Emirate as Guest of Honour at Guadalajara Book Fair 2022…

● Programme includes 27 sessions conducted by 20 cultural entities and 24  Emirati and Arab Authors and Creatives     Sharjah, 20 November, 2022:  Known as ‘The Pearl of the West’ and ‘The City of Roses’, the Mexican city Guadalajara, is celebrating the cultural project of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, by Sharjah taking the centre stage as the Guest of Honour of the 36th Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL), the leading cultural event in the Spanish-speaking world and the largest book fair in Latin America, which takes place from November 26 to December 4, 2022.   Sharjah will be showcasing 57 Arabic books written by renowned Emirati authors and translated into Spanish; the cultural ......read more

5th Combined Gulf Cancer Conference to See Stellar Lineup of Policymakers, Scientists, Cancer Experts…

Three-day annual conference from November 21 - 23 to focus on prevention-focused strategies to improve cancer care   ● Cancer researchers from US, UK, Europe and GCC ● Six exclusive scientific subject discussions on agenda ● 50 local, regional and international speakers ● 500 delegates including worldwide cancer prevention advocates   Sharjah, 19 November, 2022   With an eminent lineup of speakers including scientists, researchers, policymakers, health experts and more, the 5th Combined Gulf Cancer Conference (CGCC), hosted by UAE-based society, Friends Of Cancer Patients (FOCP), will kick off tomorrow (Monday) at Al Jawaher Center for Receptions and Conferences in Sharjah.   The three-day conference is being organised in partnership with the Gulf Federation for ......read more

Irthi-Bulgari Exhibition brings Rare Talli and Heritage Jewellery in Unique Cultural Dialogue between Sharjah and Rome…

Over 50 years of treasures from Bulgari Heritage Collection and 35-year-old Emirati ‘Talli’ creations pay tribute to artistic heritage of respective cultures Sharjah, 17 November 2022:  Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Chairperson of Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council, Irthi has inaugurated for the first time in the UAE and the MENA region, a unique exhibition showcasing the vibrant creativity of Bulgari’s exceptional heritage jewellery from the late 1950s until today, alongside contemporary and 35-year-old Emirati ‘Talli’ artefacts, rooted in the culture and heritage of the UAE and hand-made by Emirati artisans at Irthi’s Bidwa centre. The event marks the beginning of a series of exhibitions ......read more

FOCP's 5th Combined Gulf Cancer Conference Focuses on Patient-centred, Prevention-focused Strategies to Improve Cancer Care…

Three-day annual conference from November 21 - 23 brings together 50 speakers and 500 delegates to deliberate most pressing challenges and deliver solutions to improve outcomes    ● Scientific programme spread across six tracks ● 50 local, regional and international speakers ● 500 delegates including scientists, researchers, and cancer prevention advocates ● Panel discussions, keynote speeches, and presentations part of the agenda    Sharjah, 17 November, 2022:  The critical challenges to improving cancer care and strategies to improve both early diagnosis and patient outcomes while also enhancing the standard of care across the continuum of cancer control in the Gulf Region will be in the spotlight at the 5th Combined Gulf Cancer Conference (CGCC) hosted by UAE-based ......read more

Paperworld Middle East Highlights Metaverse and Eco-Friendly Innovation Through Dedicated Sustainability Zone…

  Final day of The Hub Forum hears how embracing the metaverse drive engagement in UAE education sector Second Day of Paperworld Middle East Witnesses Exhibitors’ Drive Towards  Eco-Friendly Products      Project Sustainability showcases the latest eco-friendly products from local and international brands   Final day of The Hub Forum hears how embracing the metaverse drive engagement in UAE education sector   Dubai, UAE: Sustainability has been a key showcase on the second day of the co-located Paperworld Middle East and Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East trade fairs at Dubai World Trade Centre, which wrap up tomorrow.   The Middle East and Africa’s dedicated dual trade fairs for paper, stationery, office supplies, as well as gifts, accents, and ......read more

Trailblazing Women in Publishing Share their Voices at the 33rd International Publishers Conference…

Issues surrounding inclusion and support for women in publishing are explored during a fascinating panel lead and moderated by President of the IPA, and founder of the PublisHer initiative, Bodour Al Qasimi 16 November 2022: As a leader and advocate on issues surrounding women in publishing, Bodour Al Qasimi has moderated a thought-provoking panel discussion at the 33rd International Publishers Congress in Jakarta, Indonesia, entitled PublisHer: Trailblazing Women in Publishing.  Since Bodour became Vice President of the International Publishers Association (IPA) in 2018, and during her subsequent two-year tenure as the association’s President which began in 2020, Bodour has been deeply aware of the gaps, and often times chasms, in the equitable representation of women within the industry. As a publisher in her own ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum opens Paperworld Middle East and Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East…

The co-located shows witness strong international exhibitor participation on Day One at Dubai World Trade Centre   Dubai, UAE: His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director-General of Dubai Department of Information, officially inaugurated the 11th edition of Paperworld Middle East and the co-located Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East at Dubai World Trade Centre today (November 15).    During the tour, Sheikh Hasher spoke with some of the industry’s biggest players, including Ittihad Paper Mill, Hoshan Pan Gulf, Crystal Arc Factory, Al Jarir Group and Navigator Paper, as well as looking through international pavilions from South Africa, Germany, and Turkey.    Running until Thursday, November 17, the dual events this year have a strong focus on products made from sustainable, ......read more

Bodour Al Qasimi Welcomes the International Publishing Community to Jakarta, Indonesia, to Celebrate the Long-awaited Opening of the 33rd International Publishers Congress…

Stakeholders from across the global publishing industry gathered in the spirit of solidarity and cooperation to debate the issues which will impact the future of publishing. 15 November 2022 – Publishers from around the world have assembled in Jakarta, Indonesia, for the 33rd International Publishers Congress – a two-day industry-wide gathering aiming to discuss the key themes that will impact the future of publishing, and its sustainable growth.  In her role as IPA President, Bodour Al Qasimi has, over the last year, encouraged publishers from all international markets to attend this important event, and many responded to her call with 666 delegates from 63 countries making the journey to the Indonesian capital.  With a carefully curated, two-day schedule designed to harness the collective power of the ......read more

2.17 million visitors from 112 countries send out inspiring message of ‘Spread the Word' as SIBF 2022 comes to a close…

40.8 percent of visitors are in the 16-25 age group, 35.1 percent in the  25-45 age group; male visitors comprise 54.2 percent while 45.8 percent are female    Sharjah, November 14, 2022:  Consolidating its position as the world's largest book fair for the second year in a row in terms of buying and selling of copyrights, the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) drew to a successful close, after receiving 2.17 million readers from 112 countries during the 12-day cultural extravaganza that ran under the theme, ‘Spread the Word’. Organised by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), the fair’s visitors comprised 54.2 percent male and 45.8 percent female. Of these, 40.8 percent were in the 16-25 age group while 35.1 percent formed part of the  25-45 age group. Embodying its vision of ......read more

SIBF 2022: Movie Adaptations of Books Still in the ‘Take-off' Stage in Arab World…

Sharjah, November 13, 2022:  In a session titled ‘The Cinema Between Yesterday and Today’ moderated by Shaikha Al Mutairi, a panel of writers discussed the relationship between books and the visual media and shared their viewpoints on popular cinema culture in their home countries. Writing for the screen has not yet been adapted in Algerian cinema, opined critically acclaimed Algerian writer Samir Qusaimi. “In cinema, Algerians are often portrayed as either pious or gullible, which is  far from reality,” he said.  He added that more films were produced in the 80s compared to today. “In those days, every producer had at least one film coming out every year. Now, it is just one film in five years. Financiers do not have the risk appetite for funding films as they had earlier.” For ......read more

700 Years Later, Ibn Battuta's Travelogue is still ‘Spreading the Word' at SIBF 2022…

Discussion on Moroccan adventurer’s ‘The Rihla’ highlights its impact to this day   Sharjah, November 13, 2022 A 14th century book, The Rihla, penned by Moroccan adventurer Ibn Battuta was the focus of a powerful discussion at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair at Expo Centre Sharjah. “It’s a masterpiece, a treasure from which we can take information about each and everything,” said Dr. Claudia Maria Tresso, Professor of Arabic Language and Literature, who translated The Rihla from Arabic to Italian in 2006. She added: “Ibn Battuta is one of the greatest medieval travellers of the Muslim world. He has even mentioned style of fashion in each country. He mingled with both the rich and the poor, and with everyone - he cared about the masses. He was interested in telling the ......read more

Tetra Pak Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union Paper Mills (UPM) to Recycle Used Beverage Cartons in the UAE at Gulfood Manufacturing 2022…

Tetra Pak and UPM join forces to establish a commercially viable collection and recycling value chain for used beverage cartons (UBC) in the UAE Dubai, UAE - November 14, 2022: Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union Paper Mills (UPM), the UAE’s leading paper recycler, at Gulfood Manufacturing 2022, with the objective to increase the overall collection and recycling of used beverage cartons (UBC). Within the terms of this MOU, Tetra Pak will support UPM with UBC recycling capabilities including the necessary technology to adapt a pulping line that will be installed and operated at UPM premises located in Dubai. Tetra Pak will also lend its support on the technical know-how for the recycling line as well as facilitate engagements ......read more

Italian Virtuosos Enchant Crowds at SIBF 2022 with a Classical Rendition…

Sharjah, November 13, 2022:  Two rising stars on the Italian musical scene enthralled audiences at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) with a haunting violin and piano recital, held as part of Italy’s ‘Guest of Honour’ activities at the 2022 edition of the book fair.   The musical performance, courtesy of the Italian Music Council (CIDIM), featured violinist Gennaro Cardaropoli and pianist Fiorenzo Pascalucci - two of the best young Italian talents today. Entering the grand “Ballroom” stage, where the world’s largest book fair is being held, the Italian virtuosos made their presence felt with their composed personas. After a short introduction they took to their instruments and passionately delivered their meticulously rehearsed performance of classical music, leaving the ......read more

Home Décor Workshop Session Guides Perfect Design Styles at SIBF…

Sharjah,  November 13, 2022:  Aya-Maria Nehmé, introduced various interior design elements during a fun-filled interactive session titled ‘Better Home Décor’ at the 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair 2022.  “By taking this class today you’ll learn how to complete your home project no matter how challenging and overwhelming it becomes. It means that you’re going to conquer your fear, pick up your measuring tape, your scrapbook and start your creative journey, here and now. In fact, you will take the role of an architect and learn how to use mood boards, keeping one objective in mind, your dream home,” said Nehmé. “Craft your home courageously because in design, mistakes produce happy little accidents and these accidents can actually become the unique touch in ......read more

Manga Arabia brings the First Official Translations of Japanese Comic Books to SIBF 2022…

SRMG initiative opens the world of illustrated fiction from Japan to the region and provides free copies for visitors to Sharjah International Book Fair Sharjah, November 13, 2022 At the 41st edition of Sharjah International Book Fair organised by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), anime enthusiasts had the opportunity to pick up free copies of Manga illustrated novels at the vibrant Manga Arabia stand. Manga Arabia, an exciting initiative by Saudi Research & Media Group (SRMG), is the first company to formally translate popular releases into Arabic and provide enthusiasts from the region with a version they can read in their own language. Manga is a Japanese style of illustration that has become very popular all over the world. Visitors to the stand were also able to have their names translated and written in Japanese ......read more

Explore Until You Find the Book Specifically Written For You, says SIBF 2022 Panelists…

While listings in the media might help shortlist potential book titles, it’s vital for readers to take the time to discover what interests them Sharjah, November 13, 2022 A panel discussion hosted at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) has discussed the ‘Bestseller Books Phenomenon’, outlining how, from time immemorial, people have wanted their creativity to reach a wider audience.  “It is said that poets used to send their words through the wind during pre-Islamic times. Wanting to make one’s book a bestseller is also about fame. It’s not a new concept, it’s something that has always existed,” said writer Dr. Salahuddin Al Hammadi, at the session moderated by Sheikha Al Muthairi. He added: “In the contemporary world, publishers face several challenges in ......read more

Chairman Receives Syrian delegation at SIBF 2022…

Sharjah, November 12, 2022:  HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), received and welcomed a Syrian delegation comprising HE Dr. Darem Tabbaa, Minister of Education; HE Dr. Ghassan Abbas, Ambassador of Syria to the UAE; and Kinan Zahreddine, Syrian Consul-General in Dubai, to the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). In discussions with the Syrian delegation, Al Ameri explored opportunities to strengthen cultural cooperation and reaffirmed the role of book fairs in enhancing communication and cultural bonds between Arab countries. The SBA Chairman said: "The Syrian cultural movement has provided the Arab world with a galaxy of authors, poets and intellectuals that has enriched the Arabic library. It is an honour to present their distinguished words and celebrate their ......read more

Karim Abdel Aziz: I Feel that I'M Home in the UAE; Emirati People Are Genuine and Hospitable…

Popular Egyptian actor discusses the making of The Blue Elephant with bestselling author Ahmed Mourad at SiBF 2022 Sharjah, November 13, 2022 “I feel that I am home,” said popular Egyptian actor Karim Abdel Aziz during his presence at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair, as he described the UAE and Egypt as “one nation”. “The warm welcome I receive from the Emirati people, who are genuine and extremely hospitable, makes me feel I am at home - I feel I have not left my country,” said the actor, adding that his presence at SIBF 2022 was a unique opportunity to experience one of the most  prominent international cultural activities. In a panel discussion hosted at Expo Centre Sharjah, the actor was joined by bestselling author Ahmed Mourad, to discuss the challenges and opportunities ......read more

SWBC, UNESCO Highlight Importance of Consolidated Efforts to Promote ‘Culture of Reading'…

World Book Capital Network hailed for efforts in generating sustainable interest in books Sharjah, November 13, 2022:  Panellists in a cultural session titled 'World Book Cities Join Forces, United for Books and Reading', organised as part of the Sharjah International Book Fair 2022 events, discussed Sharjah’s prominence as a key member of the World Book Capital Network, and commended its efforts in sharing knowledge and expertise to support new world book capitals. The discussion brought together Marwa Al Aqroubi, Project Manager of Sharjah World Book Capital 2019; Ian Denison, Head of Publications at UNESCO and Global Coordinator of the World Book Capital (WBC) programme; and Sheikh Faisal Sheikh Mansour, from World Book Capital Office - Kuala Lampur 2020, to highlight the role of the World Book Capital ......read more

Classics are the Chain that Links the Past with the Present, say Literary Figures at SIBF 2022…

Italian literary critic Domenico Scarpa and Egyptian novelist Mohaked Tawfik discuss the value of classics in the modern age    Sharjah, November 12, 2022 Distinguished authors led a vibrant discussion on why readers continue to read the classics in the modern age, and the impact of these works in the present time during a cultural session titled 'Classic Books' at the ongoing 41st Sharjah International Book Fair. Italian literary critic and translator Domenico Scarpa and Egyptian novelist and diplomat Mohamed Tawfik, said classics are evergreen, adding that the same is true for books and writing, which enjoy enduring popularity today in the modern age. Scarpa brought up the example of the classic children's story, Pinocchio. "It was the first great classic on which Italian writers such as Italo ......read more

SBA Chairman Receives Syrian Delegation at SIBF 2022…

Sharjah, November 12, 2022:  HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), received and welcomed a Syrian delegation comprising HE Dr. Darem Tabbaa, Minister of Education; HE Dr. Ghassan Abbas, Ambassador of Syria to the UAE; and Kinan Zahreddine, Syrian Consul-General in Dubai, to the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). In discussions with the Syrian delegation, Al Ameri explored opportunities to strengthen cultural cooperation and reaffirmed the role of book fairs in enhancing communication and cultural bonds between Arab countries. The SBA Chairman said: "The Syrian cultural movement has provided the Arab world with a galaxy of authors, poets and intellectuals that has enriched the Arabic library. It is an honour to present their distinguished words and celebrate their ......read more

Shah Rukh Khan to the SIBF Audience: Books make us Appreciate Common Values that Unite us all as Human Beings…

Sharjah, November 12, 2022:  In the presence of HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), and Khoula Al Mujaini, General Coordinator of SIBF, India’s most celebrated actor Shah Rukh Khan - popularly known as the King of Bollywood - was welcomed into a packed ballroom at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair yesterday.  SBA also hosted Resul Pookutty, winner of the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing in 2009 for Slumdog Millionaire, at the event. Khoula Al Mujaini, said: “At SBA, we are pleased to host humanitarian work activities related to culture and books. During the past three years, we have been working with a clear strategy and message that every person in this world, whatever their interest may be, will  always find a book related to their passion at SIBF. ......read more

Creative Masterpieces and Publications from across Europe Attract Diverse Readers at SIBF 2022…

Sharjah, November 12, 2022:  Exclusive offerings that aim to inspire creativity are quite popular at the 41st  Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) where custom manuscripts, masterpiece artwork kits, and exclusive Arabic-translated books from publishing houses across Europe are motivating children, youth and families to invest their time in more creative pursuits.  A series of Do-It-Yourself kits from the UK that enables even first-timers to recreate the classic masterpieces of towering giants in the world of art such as Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci are proving to be a massive hit with visitors at SIBF 2022. Motasem Abudahab, Regional Sales Manager of UK-based publisher Britannia Brands, which brought the kits to the 41st SIBF said: “It’s amazing to see the delight in the eyes of visitors ......read more

Sultan Al Amimi: SIBF is a Model for Connecting Books with Every Aspect of Human Life and Interests…

Sharjah, November 12, 2022:  Sultan Al Amimi, Chairman of the Emirates Writers Union, said that the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair and its previous successful editions have given rise to an international cultural phenomenon where, through a diverse array of activities including music, arts, poetry evenings, and the hosting of intellectual and media personalities, the fair is strengthening their unique ties to culture and books.  He stressed that culture includes every type of social activity and practices, noting that SIBF clearly demonstrates how books are intertwined with people's lives and interests and how new books are born through the documentation of arts, experiences, and other facets of human life. The Chairman highlighted the importance of such cultural activities in book fairs. "We might read a ......read more

'Find your Voice, Find What Works for you and you will get there,' Poet Rupi Kaur tells young Fans at SIBF 2022…

The poet, illustrator and author, famous for her simple but striking poems, read out from her works at the book fair     Sharjah, November 12, 2022:  The breakout literary phenomenon and #1 New York Times bestselling author, Rupi Kaur, took to the stage at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair for an evening of honest conversation tracing her journey to becoming one of the world's most renowned modern poets. Before the discussions commenced, Kaur also gave a spoken word performance, reading out poems from her collections such as The Sun and Her Flowers. With her works touching on the themes of love, loss, trauma, healing, femininity and migration, the poet said that she "always felt like I had this deep desire to always connect and share with people, even as a child. Now I have a way to do it, ......read more

Connecting the dots between science and emotions…

Theoretical physicist Leonard Mlodinow talks about his new book - Emotional - and the importance of following your heart and gut feelings  Sharjah, November 12, 2022 Visitors attending the 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair were taken on a metaphysical journey by one of the world’s most prominent theoretical physicists — Dr. Leonard Mlodinow. The American intellectual is also a renowned mathematician, screenwriter for titles such as Star Trek: The Next Generation and author of multiple New York Times bestsellers, including books penned alongside other great minds, such as Steven Hawking and Deepak Chopra.  The forum hosted by the Sharjah Book Authority was moderated by Sally Mousa, a radio presenter, TEDx speaker and finalist at the Arab Woman Awards 2020, who introduced Dr. Mlodinow, ......read more

How to make readers' hearts pound and their palms sweat? Thriller writers share top tips with students at SIBF 2022…

Acclaimed writers of the thriller genre, D.J. Palmer and Kathleen Antrim, co-host exciting workshop for UAE school students   Sharjah, November 12, 2022 Two popular writers of the thriller genre co-hosted a writing workshop for children at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair to share inside know-how and discuss ways to start and write a thriller. Award-winning writer Kathleen Antrim, author of bestselling political thriller, Capital Offense, and critically acclaimed D.J. Palmer, who has penned numerous suspense novels including, The New Husband, Saving Meghan, and The Perfect Daughter, began the session with the question: “What is the difference between a thriller and a mystery?” The question, said Antrim, is crucial because writers must know what makes the readers’ hearts pound ......read more

No limitations to creativity at Thread Painting workshop at SIBF 2022…

 In this unique workshop children learn that anyone can make art with paint Sharjah, November 12, 2022 An innovative Thread Painting workshop at the 12-day Sharjah International Book Fair is encouraging the young ones to shed their inhibitions and believe that they too can create artistic work.  Using simple everyday items found in any home, the workshop allows children to use as many colours to do yarn art, as their imagination desires. All they need to do is dip the string of wool in a cup of bright paint, stir it about, press the coloured yarn between two pieces of paper, then s-l-o-w-l-y pull it out to see the abstract image that has been created. After swapping cups to layer their painting with other colours, children turn excitedly to show their friends what they have just created. A fun and educational ......read more

Big Nate creator Lincoln Peirce talks about writing, the creative process, and his boyhood idol at SIBF 2022…

Aspiring comic creators do not need exceptional artistic skills to become one, celebrated cartoonist tells student audience Sharjah, November 12, 2022 Schoolchildren at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair were delighted to meet and interact with the New York Times-bestselling author of the popular and hilarious Big Nate comic series, Lincoln Peirce, in a lively session, where the cartoonist/writer talked about his characters, the creative process, and his boyhood idol, Charles Schulz of Peanuts fame. In an engaging session at the Ballroom at Expo Centre Sharjah, Peirce told students that 'copying' in the world of creativity can be a good thing, as that is how one learns, as opposed to the stigma around copying other people's work in school and academic life. "My journey in the world of comics began in ......read more

Popular South Indian actor Jayasurya shares joy of making good cinema at SIBF 2022…

In conversation with journalist-turned-filmmaker Prajesh Sen, duo share insights on their dedication and commitment to the craft of cinema  Sharjah, November 12, 2022 Noted South Indian actor Jayasurya shared his thoughts on cinema and his career spanning 100+ movies during a session titled ‘From the Stage to the Silver Screen: Jayasurya and his Career in Retrospect’ at the 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). Three books, including Vellam, the movie adaptation of which earned Jayasurya his third Kerala State Best Actor Award, were released at the event hosted at the ballroom at Expo Centre Sharjah. Master filmmaker of biopics Prajesh Sen and writer/director of Vellam and Murali, the real-life character who inspired the book and the movie, also interacted with the packed ......read more

Health and nutrition in the spotlight at Cookery Corner at SIBF 2022…

A nutritious salad is a garden of fruits and veggies, says health coach Nourhan Kandil   Sharjah, November 12, 2022: “A good dressing is what determines the taste of a good salad,” said certified Arab nutritionist Nourhan Kandil at the Cookery Corner at the 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) as she prepared to demonstrate the preparation of a salad using assorted vegetables and chicken.   “Using the wrong combination of ingredients in dressing could make herbs and vegetables taste bitter,” she warned the SIBF audience.  Kandil, the author of two bestselling books, said that adding mayonnaise to salad dressings is one of the most common mistakes people make while trying to eat healthy. “We might as well eat fast-food!” said the nutritionist, ......read more

Mohammed bin Rashid Library Participates in Dubai Fitness Challenge 2022 with a Unique Line-up of Sports Events…

Dubai, UAE 12th November 2022:  Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Library is participating in the fifth edition of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2022, with a unique series of sports events from November 11th to 26th, as part of its social responsibility to encourage all individuals, including its employees, for leading healthy lifestyles at all times. “Dubai Fitness Challenge has become a unique sports and community event that reflects the liveliness and spirit of Dubai’s community. We are pleased to participate in the event as part of our belief that reading and sports complement each other, where reading is a nourishment for the mind as exercise is for the body,” said Dr. ......read more

The tenth day of the Sharjah International Book Fair 2022…

The tenth day of the Sharjah International Book Fair 2022 

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Football Superstar Zlatan Ibrahimović is coming to SIBF!…

Sharjah, November 11, 2022:  Making his way for the first time to the world’s largest book fair — the Sharjah International Book Fair — Zlatan Ibrahimović, one of the world’s most active footballers, will be a guest at a session on Sunday 13 November, 2022 at 9:00 PM. The Swedish sports icon has not only scored many goals on the field but has also set the pace in bookstores around the globe with the huge success of his best-selling books, I am Zlatan Ibrahimović, I Am Football: Zlatan Ibrahimović, Adrenaline: My Untold Stories and his latest and anticipated release, My Untold Story.  Starting his career at Swedish club Malmö FF in 1999, Ibrahimović has made over 100 appearances for the Swedish national team and represented many world famous clubs including Juventus, ......read more

Grow your Crypto Knowledge at Sharjah International Book Fair 2022…

Books on decentralised digital currencies attract beginners and traders at 41st SIBF Sharjah, November 11, 2022 With more than 1.5 million titles on display at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), the 12-day cultural extravaganza has titles for every niche and trend, including cryptocurrency, the latest disruption transforming all sectors. With cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies influencing markets worldwide, SIBF 2022 is educating visitors on digital currency with a plethora of titles at the 12-day fair, as well as discussions and workshops on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and bitcoins, amongst others. The lavish choice of well-written reads geared to all levels of financial understanding available at the book fair, which runs at Expo Centre Sharjah until November 13,  are the best resources to help you ......read more

Glue, Paper, Scissors: Unleash Your Creativity at SIBF 2022…

The ‘Teatro Verde’ Workshop allows children unrestricted freedom to explore their own imagination Sharjah, November 11, 2022 A spread of interesting objects adorned workstations at the ‘Building Puppets and Masks’ workshop session at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair. A pair of scissors, some glue, paper cut-outs of black moustache, green eyes, pink circles, yellow triangles, feathers, glitter, stickers, and so much more was laid out before participants commenced their activity. There was enough material to inspire children to create whatever it is that takes their fancy.  Following a few easy instructions, the session begins and while some children eagerly start decorating masks, others unleash their creativity by sticking human features onto hand puppets.  Encouraging children to ......read more

Meet Talented Artist who Paints Upside Down at SIBF 2022…

If you think you’ve seen it all, visit SIBF 2022 to be enthralled by the street painter who can draw images in minutes and even upside down   Sharjah, November 11, 2022:  A highly talented ‘Speed Painter’, dressed in a three-piece suit caked all over with colourful specks of paint, is arousing the curiosity of visitors at the ongoing 41st Sharjah International Book Fair. With characteristic showmanship, the artist is quick to garner the attention of visitors as he sets up an oversized easel in the main atrium and hooks up his music before getting into action. Mixing comedy with origami, the artist performs popular magical tricks with flair, passion and drama as he interacts with excited visitors attending the 12-day cultural extravaganza at Expo Centre Sharjah. Continuing with the dynamic act, ......read more

Top 7 Events and Activities to Catch Up on the Last Weekend of SIBF 2022…

From social media and art workshops to theater performances and a chance to see one of the world's greatest cricketers, here's what you can enjoy on November 12-13 Sharjah, November 11, 2022:  The 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair is about to conclude its spectacular 12-day run and the organisers, Sharjah Book Authority, are ensuring that the excitement and celebrations continue until the very last day.   The SIBF 2022 calendar for its last weekend on November 12 and 13 has a line-up of entertaining activities and workshops for people of all ages. Free your weekend and head to the world's largest book fair at Expo Centre Sharjah to make the most of its vibrant agenda.  Be Your Own Brand workshop: In the age of social media, it's all about how you market yourself. So learn ......read more

“The Traditional Emirati Fashion is Very Elegant,” says Internationally Acclaimed Fashion Illustrator at SIBF 2022…

Megan Hess announces new book on Grace Kelly at 41st Sharjah International Book Fair Sharjah, November 11, 2022:  One of the most sought-after fashion illustrators in the world, Megan Hess, who has 16 best-selling books under her belt, made a surprise announcement while speaking to a packed audience at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair at Expo Centre Sharjah. The internationally acclaimed illustrator and author of Fashion House; Coco Chanel; Iconic: The Masters of Italian Fashion; and Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris, revealed for the first time that her next fashion biography would be on Grace Kelly, American actress and Princess of Monaco. “The new book will be released next October,” said the Australian author, who started her illustrated fashion biography series with a book on Coco Chanel, and  ......read more

Travel is a Humbling Experience, say Eminent Writers at SIBF 2022…

Writer Pico Iyer and historian Dr. Hamad bin Saray dissect the value of both adventure and stillness in enhancing our world views    Sharjah, November 11, 2022:  "Travel is the way to discover other people and cultures and it is through that journey that we come to respect, understand and appreciate our differences," said two respected authors during a stimulating conversation at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair at Expo Centre Sharjah. British-Indian novelist Pico Iyer and Dr. Hamad bin Saray,  an eminent Emirati writer of history, heritage and travel, recounted some of their interesting experiences and encounters, from different perspectives.  Iyer highlighted the importance of travel and novel experiences in the modern world which enables us to see different places through the ......read more

SIBF 2022 Drives Creativity with Innovative Resin Art Workshop…

Sharjah, November 11, 2022:  An innovative resin art workshop is keeping children of all ages entertained at the ongoing 41st Sharjah International Book Fair that continues its run at Expo Centre Sharjah until November 13, 2022. At the interactive workshop, young participants are taught the technique and tricks of working with clear epoxy to create art and transform daily-use objects such as coasters, trays, bowls, into decorative pieces. The workshop, organised and conducted by Assaad Damen, saw participants mix and harden the epoxy, adding elements such as glitter, beads, sequins and stones in different patterns to create decorative objects.  "There's no limit to creativity with resin art," said Damen. "You can add any element of your choice, such as pressed flowers, shells and gold flecks and even ......read more

Mouthwatering Egyptian Dishes get a Healthy Twist at SIBF 2022…

Eager audience learns useful tips on creating healthier versions of popular desserts Sharjah, November 11, 2022:  Popular Egyptian dishes -  Basbousa, a sweet, syrup-soaked semolina cake, and Mahalabya, a sweet milk pudding - received a healthy twist under the  deft hands of healthy nutrition and cooking expert Sally Fouad at the Cookery Corner at the 41st Sharjah International Book Fair.       The dedicated cooking station was abuzz with palpable curiosity as a lively crowd of mothers, fathers, children and grandparents gathered to watch Chef Sally Fouad, also a certified nutritionist, in action.    Fouad’s simple tricks include substituting sugar with stevia, and milk for coconut milk, to keep the dishes low on sugar as well as irresistibly tasty. “This makes the ......read more

Children Create and Present Their Own Podcasts at Sharjah International Book Fair 2022…

Sharjah, November 11, 2022:  The 41st Sharjah International Book Fair is offering powerful ways of engaging children in learning with a fun and educational radio podcast workshop, where young participants get the opportunity to script, film and present their own show! At the podcast workshop, organised and conducted by Hassan Al Moussawi, kids are learning the essentials of scripting and creating their own podcast under a structured teaching module.  Working in teams, the workshop participants take on the roles of either the host or the guest of the show. Children are equipped with knowledge and confidence in handling new gadgets as they learn how to record the sessions using a microphone and a camera light for the video.  "This workshop is perfect for children keen on learning the latest and popular ......read more

Thrillers Allow us to Experience Scary Situations from a Safe Space, say Authors at SIBF 2022…

Panel of popular authors explore the universal appeal of the thriller genre  at SIBF 2022 Sharjah, November 11, 2022:  The enduring popularity of thriller fiction was in the spotlight during the ThrillerFest that debuted at the ongoing Sharjah International Book Fair at a panel discussion featuring American novelist Kathleen Antrim, best known for her award-winning political thriller Capital Offense, and Egyptian author Mohamed Sadek, famous for his novel Hepta.  The two writers of the popular genre agreed that the genre’s overwhelming popularity is because "readers like to experience scary situations and imagine themselves in it, but from a safe, vantage point." Award-winning author and journalist Antrim told the audience that thrillers are universally popular and the diverse genre spans ......read more

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MBRF concludes its participation in Sharjah International Book Fair…

November 15, 2022 – The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) concluded its participation in the 41st edition of the Sharjah International Book fair, which was organized by the Sharjah Book Authority, from November 2 to 13, 2022, at the Expo Centre Sharjah. On the last two days of the event, the Foundation hosted several sessions as part of the ‘Knowledge ......read more

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