Every year, the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair welcomes over 150,000 visitors to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

With hundreds of exhibitors from around the world, ADIBF is your opportunity to meet prominent Arabic and international authors and publishers and to get your hands on the latest publications. Don’t forget to also take part in our range of fun online activities and virtual professional development programmes.


The 2021 edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair will take place at the multi-award-winning Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

Just 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, this magnificent building features a total of 73,000 square metres of indoor exhibition space, spread over 12 state-of-the-art, fully interconnected exhibition halls, an atrium and a concourse. This space is perfectly complemented by numerous outdoor event spaces and a stunning waterfront quayside.



Use parking lot A or B at ADNEC for convenience and proximity, and carpool if you can!


Whether this is your first trip to Abu Dhabi or you keep coming back, this emirate has something for you. While you’re here, you can explore our many natural islands, enjoy a lesson in in the ancient sport of falconry, play golf on one of our championship-standard courses, spend a lavish day in one of our luxurious malls or simply relax under the sparkling stars on an unforgettable Arabian desert safari. One thing’s for sure: Abu Dhabi is a place that will capture your heart and leave you wanting more.

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Visitors are often amazed to discover the huge number of international eateries and diverse cuisine choices on offer in Abu Dhabi. Make a beeline for your favourite European dishes or sample some vibrant new flavours, in any number of our world-class restaurants.

While in Abu Dhabi, make sure you take the time to sample Emirati and Gulf food – a unique, irresistible blend of Asian and Arabian spices and ingredients, reflecting the UAE’s rich trading heritage.

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