Yas Mall Reading Fair
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:00 AM - Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:00 AM
Yas Mall - Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
What is the Yas Mall Reading Fair?
o We have organized a beautiful setup split into sections for
kids, teens and adults; in which each age group can enjoy a variety of English
and Arabic books- including digital ones- in an interactive event focused on
enabling families to rediscover the joy of reading. We will have visiting
authors and a presentation about the history of books.
o This is different from the ADNEC book fair, as it focuses
on encouraging children and families to rediscover the joy and important of
When is it taking place?
o It will take place from April 27th to 30th,
from 10am to 10pm.
Why is Yas Mall holding
o We believe in supporting government initiatives, and we are
working closely with ADEC to ensure that students are engaged on important
campaigns such as the Year of Reading
What age groups is this appropriate for?
o We have books to suit all ages, but if you wish to narrow
it down, we would recommend grades 1-6
Are children there to buy books?
o No, there is no buying or selling of books. This activity
focuses purely on reading using books
What will be the involvement of the
o We will have more than 1000 books brought to us by Borders
in addition to digital books that we would like for the students to come and
explore. They’ll be sectioned off as kids, teens and adults.
o We have a presentation on the history of reading, dating
back in time
o We will have local authors coming to hold seminars about
books they have written
o We would like to do a student competition, with your
support, to showcase the best poem for a chance to win prizes from Yas Mall
retailers. This can be done in school, and teachers can choose the winners and
announce them during the Reading Fair.
o We are also looking to involve a few of our retailers on a
variety of activations, this is still being confirmed and we will let you know
the exact schedule asap
Are the authors English or Arabic speaking?
o We are inviting local Arabic and English authors to come
and discuss their books with the children- including the process of writing
their books, the inspiration behind it, etc. This list is being confirmed and
we will let you know who it will be in advance
Where in Yas Mall will this be located?
o It will take place in Town Square. The place is a nice,
open space area, with close access to bathrooms
Can children bring their lunch?
o Yes, just do let us know in advance please so we can ensure
the availability of cleaners during the lunch break
Will photographs be taken of the children
for publicity purposes?
o Yes, we will have photographers and potentially media
there, and the photographs will be used for press and on social media. If you
have an objection to this, please let us know in advance.