Director of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) Ahmed al Amri - File photo
SHARJAH, UAE – 10 November 2017: Director of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) Ahmed al Amri said on Friday that the 36th session of the fair has broken the attendance record with about 2 million persons of different nationalities attending the event in less than 10 days.
In statements to MENA, Amri said this attendance record reflects the SIBF’s impact on building the UAE’s society culturally and shows its role in establishing dialogue among various cultures of the world.
Meanwhile, he revealed that 1,691 publishers from 60 countries took part in the event, which also witnessed more than 2,600 cultural events.
Amri also pointed out that Sharjah International Book Fair was the first one of its kind to witness a ministerial meeting on the sidelines of its activities.