Spotlight on Rights

Spotlight on Rights is an initiative launched by Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to support the efforts of content translation from and into Arabic, and converting paper content into digital (electronic and audio).

The initiative also enhances exchange and cooperation between Arab and international publishers by providing financial grants to participants in ADIBF.

Since its rollout in 2009, the initiative has contributed to the publication of more than 900 books through more than 120 publishers and in a number of categories, including children's books, science, history, social sciences, and others, enriching the Arabic library with books translated from several international languages.

The initiative will be open for registration this year for all participating parties in ADIBF 2022, provided that applications are submitted via website:  or in person to the “Spotlight on Rights” initiative at the Publishers Club.


If you would like to take part in the Spotlight on Rights initiative for audiobooks and e-books grants, please do not hesitate to fill out the application form.

Believing in the importance of reaching a larger number of readers, we support all agreements for conversion into audiobooks or e-books.

Since 2020, we have been in contact with digital publishers (both electronic and audio) in order to support agreements for conversion into audiobooks or e-books, whose conversion rights are exchanged through ADIBF platforms.


If you would like to receive the financial grant to translate content to and from Arabic, please do not hesitate to fill out the application form.

The initiative, "Spotlight on Rights," has contributed to supporting the translation of books from and into Arabic, brining many books from different world cultures to the Arab world, and introducing the Arab culture to the world.

Since 2009, we have been communicating with and supporting publishers to do translation agreements, through ADIBF platforms.