Abu Dhabi International Book Fair opens with John Kerry

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair opens with John Kerry

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair opened yesterday (24th April) with an appearance from ex-US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Now in its 29th edition, the fair features 1,000 exhibitors from 50 companies and around 500,000 books this year. The start of the seven-day event was marked by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, whose entrance with his entourage caused a flurry of activity and a mob of people attempting to take pictures.

A large swathe of the fair was given over to guest of honour India this year while other, smaller, areas featured books from China, Germany, Poland and even D...

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