The highly anticipated Al Warraqeen Festival, the eighth edition of Sharjah’s popular used book festival, has officially begun and will run until February 4. The festival offers books for sale ranging in price from Dh1 to Dh20, attracting crowds of students and book lovers on its opening day.
In addition to book sales, the festival features a range of activities and artistic events, including exhibitions of paintings by people with determination, workshops hosted by participating institutions, theatrical performances by Sharjah Mayem and Falaj Theatre, Al Hakawati Theatre, and Al Nashia Theatre, and musical performances by the Art Centre for All–Falaj.
The festival also includes sessions on simplified reading aimed at children with learning difficulties or determination. Sixteen volunteers from the Ray Al Khair Convoy in Egypt are participating in various festival activities. According to Muhammad Bakr, supervisor of the Art for All–Falaj, affiliated with SCHS, the festival provides a unique opportunity for cultural exchange and education.