The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has won the award for Best Festival in the Middle East for the third time in a row. The result was announced Wednesday at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai.
In an email, Festival director, Isobel Abulhoul expressed her delight and thanked festival writers who she described as the heart of the festival and who 'ignite a spark in us all with their marvellous stories: fact, fiction, poetry, illustration, the written and spoken word in all its forms'.
She also thanked festival friends and visitors for attending many of the sessions each year; a crucial part for the success of the festival.
She added that the team 'look forward to bringing the act of reading to life in such an enjoyable way next March'.
The festival is expected to take place March 8-12, 2016