Today, the activities of the 32nd session of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair kicked off with the participation of the Ministry of Culture and a group of Qatari publishing houses, including Dar Al-Watad, Dar Al-Watad, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, and Qatar University.
The activities of the exhibition, which will host Turkey’s pavilion as the guest of honor at this year’s edition, will continue until May 28. In its edition of this year, the exhibition celebrates the concept of sustainability as a pivotal idea, as the exhibition witnesses various initiatives, events and seminars aimed at highlighting global best practices to support sustainability trends in the field of publishing, in addition to organizing dialogue sessions and discussions on climate change and enhancing food security. Its current edition celebrates the achievements of the Arab world Ibn Khaldun, the founder of sociology, as the “pivotal figure” of this course. Dr. Fatima Al Suwaidi, the Director of Qatar University Press, said that: The participation of Qatar University Press is represented in more than (50) publications in various disciplines, most notably museum studies, legal studies, studies in social and human sciences, and proposals for translation. The participation of the house this year is marked by more than 10 recent publications, most notably the book (Architecture, Imran, and the City after the Corona Pandemic), the book (Political Geography of Sports) and the book (Encyclopedia of Surprisingness) as the first encyclopedia in the Islamic world that monitors the West. Through its participation in the exhibition, in an integrated role aimed at highlighting the name of the house as a leading publishing house at the international level, by meeting academic authors from all over the world to discuss opportunities for publishing their scientific works with the house, and participating in side workshops to exchange ideas and experiences with international publishers and owners. This will contribute to the acquisition of expertise and raise the level of the house’s work, and enhance the possibility of concluding agreements and partnerships with regional and international distribution centers.”