For The Love of Words at Dubai Opera
As part of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s tenth anniversary, the festival is holding a poetry event at Dubai Opera, with a host of poets taking to the stage. The event is part of the UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Celebration, which celebrates cultural exchanges, and will see performances from poets from both countries.

The poets in the line-up include: Carol Ann Duffy, the UK’s Poet Laureate; Lemn Sissay, the official poet of the London 2012 Olympics; Afra Atiq, the first female Emirati spoken word poet; and Nujoom Al Ghanem, a writer and award-winning Emirati film-maker.
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