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Monthly book club meet-up, usually at an Abu Dhabi café.

Open mic event at the ArtHouse cafŽ in Abu Dhabi that aims to create a community of spoken word and art in the capital.

American Women’s Network monthly book club meet-up.

Monthly book club meet-up in Dubai Ð meets every third Saturday.

Book cafŽé in Al Wasl Square (food combined with literature that regularly holds events such as book signings, readings, and book clubs.

Monthly book club meet-up Ð meets in various downtown Dubai pubs.

An inclusive organisation dedicated to all genres of literature, set up as part of the Emirates Literature Foundation and based in Al Shindagha neighbourhood, Bur Dubai. Regular workshops and other events.

Semi-formal organisation dedicated to the growth and opportunities of the Arabic writers who make up its members.

This group aims to bring poets, musicians, and writers together via open mic events

Abu Dhabi’s first, largest and most successful poetry open mic night.

Monthly book club meet-up at Dubai Mall. Unusually their reading choices alternative between fiction and non-fiction.

Dubai-based monthly meetings that are live-tweeted (so those who can’t make it in person are able to join in remotely via @TwitBookClub).