ADIBFAbu Dhabi International Book Fair
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While the ADIBF draws to a close on Wednesday, the number of visitors has not dwindled but continues to be even stronger than on the opening day.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the two, officially selecting Italy as the country Guest of Honour at ADIBF 2016.
It was late Sheikh Zayed who established the ADIBF in1981 under the designation of the Islamic Book Fair.
Running from April 30 to May 5, ADIBF is organised by TCA Abu Dhabi under the patronage of Sheikh Mohamed.
As usual, our prudent and generous leadership is keen to allocate funds necessary to allow students to buy books through ADIBF.
Some 840 exhibitors from around the world participated in ADIBF this year, a 32% increase on the number attending in 2009, making it the largest fair in the Middle East region and among the major international events, having overtaken the numbers attracted to similar events in Tehran, Moscow and Seoul.
Mr Cheers said: "We feel that it is going to be a complete sell-out of EARTH at the ADIBF.
At the ADIBF, the children's sections are swarming with colourful book covers, toys, edutainment videos and other valuable resources for child education.
One of the most important cultural events in the country, ADIBF has contributed to shaping awareness of consecutive Emirati generations and reflects the country's official orientation towards building the individual based on knowledge, science and education, which is the principle that the late Shaikh Zayed had stipulated at an early stage of the UAE's development as a nation," said Shaikh Abdullah.
ADIBF is the only place where this exhibit has been displayed to the public.
Running in parallel with the ADIBF will be the 19th annual conference & exhibition of the Special Libraries Association - Arabian Gulf Chapter (SLA-AGC), being held in Abu Dhabi from April 23 to 25.
Since ADIBF celebrates its silver jubilee this year, the cultural programme organised on the sideline of the fair is equally impressive.