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ADNEC primed to host 30th edition of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Publication Date: 20 May 2021

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 May 2021: The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has completed its preparations to host the 30th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF). The event will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and is being held in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).

ADNEC has been pivotal in enabling safe public gatherings, following its hugely successful edition of IDEX and NAVDEX earlier this year and are ready to host ADIBF to the same rigorously high standards. ADNEC have implemented the highest levels of global precautionary and preventive measures that are also in line with DCT – Abu Dhabi’s guidelines for hosting events to ensure the safety of visitors and participants, with a wide raft of precautionary measures being implemented across ADIBF.

The event will see the use of thermal scanners, sanitisation and disinfection procedures, and disinfectant fogging machines. All visitors and participants will be required to have a negative result for COVID-19 from a PCR test and social distancing is mandated across ADNEC facilities.

Registration in advance is mandatory for all visitors to obtain an electronic access card. Visitors can register through the exhibition’s website, at, or through the mobile application available on the App Store and Play Store. The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair will take place at ADNEC from 23 – 29 May 2021, opening from 9am to 10pm from Sunday to Saturday, and from 4pm to 10pm on Friday.