Zayed Book Award winners to be honoured at Abu Dhabi fair

ABU DHABI —The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, scheduled to be held from March 1 to April 7, this year, will also include a ceremony to honour the winners of Shaikh Zayed Book Awards, according to Rashid Arimi, Secretary-General of the Award.

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Published: Sun 11 Feb 2007, 9:29 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:28 AM

He said that the total value of the Award is about Dh7 million and each winner would get Dh750,000 and a gold medal carrying the logo of the award plus a certificate of appreciation for the winning book.

He said that the prize for the Cultural Personality of the Year would be Dh1 million.

He said a total of 1,224 contestants from 25 countries had sumbitted their names to the administrative office of the Award until January 15, 2007. They were shortlisted to 763.

The total number of participants in various categories are: Young Author 113, Children’s Literature 144, Translation 108, Development and Construction of the State 102, and Arts category 33.

He said there are 35 participants in the publishing category, 21 in the Cultural Personality of the Year category, and 14 participants in the best technical in the cultural field category.

Among the countries taking part in the book fair, Egypt tops with 327 participants followed by Syria with 68 participants, he said.

Saudi Arabia is taking part in the exhibition with 57 participants, while participants from the UAE, Lebanon and Jordan number 47, 43 and 40 , respectively.

He said Morocco is taking part in the exhibition with 36 participants, Iraq with 22, Palestine with 17, Bahrain with 16 and Tunis with 13 participants.

He said 58 participants are from Qatar, Algeria, Oman, Yemen, Kuwait, Sudan , Britain, Mauritania, Libya, Canada, America , Germany, Italy, India.

Regarding participation of the UAE, he said, the main participation is in the category of Development and Construction of the State which will have 14 participants.

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