U.A.E. Innovation Week Program


Date: Sunday 20 Nov, 2016 - Saturday 26 Nov, 2016
Time: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Venue: Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Block (E), First Floor (Maraya Community), United Arab Emirates

Maraya Art Centre will be participating in the U.A.E. Innovation Week and the Year of Reading 2016 from 20-26 November, 2016. The Centre events will be part of the 800 plus events that will be ongoing across the UAE in celebration of the Innovation Week 2016, cultivating an environment that will encourage innovation and reading. This will help strengthen the nation’s position as global innovation hub.

"We gave our directives that the year 2016 be the year of reading because reading the basic skill for a new generation of scientists, intellectual, researchers and innovators”

 H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the United Arab Emirates.


Sunday 20 November, 2016 - 5:00 P.M. DIY Bookmarks

Tuesday 22 November, 2016 - 6:00 P.M. Panel Discussion | Innovative Forms of Reading 

Panelists: Khalid Al Ameri, social columnist for The Gulf Today newspaper, a motivational speaker, and a youth coach

Mohammed J. Al Serkal, author of Shallow

Aida Al Busaidy, Developmental Editor/Advisory Board Member of Sail Magazine 

Iman bin Chaibah (founder of SAIL publishing)

Wednesday 23 November, 2016 - 6:00 P.M. StoryliningWorkshop

Thursday 24 November, 2016 - 6:00 P.M. An Innovative library by Patrick Litchty