1st – 10th March 2018 The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature (The Festival) is an international literature festival held annually in the United Arab Emirates. The Festival is held each March in Dubai. It features more than 250 sessions and unique events including workshops, masterclasses, panel discussions and poetry readings. The program has events for adults and children in Arabic, English, and French as well as other languages. An estimated 44,000+ visitors attend the festival each year.