Venues

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature takes place in two main venues. The majority of festival events are held at the InterContinental Hotel Event Centre, Dubai Festival City; while some larger events take place at the Dubai Cultural and Scientific Association at Al Mamzar (DCSA).

Note: Al Ras 1, 2, 3; Al Baraha 2, 3; Al Khaimah and Al Majlis are the names of the rooms at the InterContinental. The Al Ras ballrooms and Al Khaimah and Al Majlis meeting rooms are on the ground floor, the Al Baraha ballrooms are on the lower ground floor.

InterContinental Event Centre, Dubai Festival City

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Cultural & Scientific Association, Al Mamzar

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Directions to the DCSA

Directions from Garhoud Bridge
Follow directions towards Sharjah / Al Qusais.
As you approach, follow the signs to Mamzar / Al Hamriya.
You will see Al Mulla Plaza on the Right. Turn towards Al Mamzar- left.
Please do not turn right at the first Al Mamzar sign!
Turn right only after Carrefour at Al Mamzar 82.
You will be on Al Rashid Street. Turn right after the big junction with Cairo Street. DCSA will be on your right.

Directions from Jumeirah Beach Road / Shindagha Tunnel
Go along Jumeirah Beach road and follow signs to Bur Dubai / Shindagha Tunnel.
Continue along Mina Road following signs to Shindagha Tunnel. Thereafter keep following signs to Abu Hail / Al Mamzar.
As you proceed straight you will see Hyatt on your left, Dubai hospital on your right.
Turn right after the 5th roundabout into Cairo Street when you see a Mosque on your left.
At the intersection turn left and go past Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity Establishment.
The DCSA building is immediately after this on your right.

Note: we advise avoiding Shindagha Tunnel at peak times.

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