When and where is the Book Fair held?
23–29 May 2021 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Al Musaffah Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
How do I contact the Fair?
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
P.O. Box 94000, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 2 599 5276
Fax: +971 2 444 0400
Address for Courier Services:
Nation Towers Corniche,
PO Box 94000
Phone: +971 2 444 0444
Fax: +971 2 599 5720
Where do I register to attend the event?
Visitors can register through three platforms – the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair website
, the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair mobile app
and in person at the Fair.
What is the entrance fee?
Entrance to the Fair is complimentary for members of the public.
Tickets for trade visitors are AED 200 each and enable ticket-holders to use the Fair’s Business Club area, as well as many other professional services.
Is there public transport to the Fair?
Abu Dhabi has a very efficient public transport system. Buses run frequently between many stops in central Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
What are the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ to keep in mind while visiting Abu Dhabi?
Abu Dhabi's culture is firmly rooted in Arabia's Islamic traditions. Islam is more than a religion; it is a way of life that governs everyday choices from what to wear to what to eat and drink.
The attitude towards clothing in Abu Dhabi is relaxed, but visitors (men and women) should show due deference to local customs in public places, by avoiding excessively revealing attire. Discretion and elegance are the watchwords here.
Women play a full and active part of life in the UAE, and experience no special day-to-day restrictions on their dress or behaviour. The country is also exceptionally safe for women travelling on their own. Whatever time of day or night, moving about town will not be a problem.
Local workers across the service industries have a fluent command of English and other major international languages, so when you have something to say, you will be readily understood.
Where can I park at the Fair?
Two multi-storey car parks house over 6283 spaces at the ADNEC, with direct access to the Exhibition Centre. Car Park B is closest to the Fair.