This year, the Fair introduces the "Book of the World" pillar within the Cultural Programme, which focuses on one book each year that has influenced the literary and cultural process around the world, and whose influence has spread across cultures and time.

This year's book of the world is "Kalila and Dimna" by Abdullah Ibn al-Muqaffa, with an impact that spans history and cultures, and the programme focuses on the book's literary genre, the "Fable".

This aligns with the Louvre Museum - Abu Dhabi's art exhibition on the book "Kalila and Dimna", as well as a round table organised by the museum in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre on the sidelines of the Fair.