The Sheikh Zayed Book Awards Ceremony, celebrated as the most important cultural event in the Arab region, took place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the presence of dignitaries, prominent public figures, and members of Arab and international literary circles.
The ceremony was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Counselor, and Vice Chairman of Executive Council who honoured the ceremony by his presence and handed the awards to the winners.
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is the richest literary competition in the world, and is an independent cultural award administered by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority with a total monetary value of seven million dirhams. Established in memory of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan who served as the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the UAE for more than 30 years, since its launch in 2007, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award has succeeded in fostering greater scholarship and creativity by recognising and rewarding significant cultural achievements to Arabic culture, actively changing the Arab literary landscape. T...