Books — Made in UAE
Emirati Children’s Books on Tour

UAEBBY and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region present seven Emirati children’s books created as part of their joint project „Books – Made in UAE“. The project was organised in order to encourage the development of Emirati-made children’s books with texts and illustrations reflecting the cultural values and interests of Emirati children.

Led by the award-winning German children's book writer and illustrator Ute Krause, six Emirati authors teamed up with seven illustrators to work together on their stories. In November 2012, the story Umm Jadeedah was chosen as the best story by an international jury while the text of Hashtoor and the illustrations of Runaway Louse and Fanteer the Fluffy Flamingo were given a special recommendation.

The exhibition Books – Made in UAE – New Emirati Children’s Books presents the results of this project and gives a glimpse inside the process of creating the books. In 2013 this exhibition was presented in various locations throughout the United Arab Emirates. Readings and talks with participating authors and illustrators have been organized as a by-program of the exhibition.

  • Stand Books Made in UAE at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2013 Foto: Herlina Bjorklund © Goethe-Institut
    „Books Made in UAE“ at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2013
  • Exhibition „Books Made in UAE“ at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Foto: Herlina Bjorklund © Goethe-Institut
    „Books Made in UAE“ at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2013
  • Exhibition „Books Made in UAE“ at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Foto: Herlina Bjorklund © Goethe-Institut
    „Books Made in UAE“ at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2013
  • Exhibition „Books Made in UAE“ at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Foto: Herlina Bjorklund © Goethe-Institut
    „Books Made in UAE“ at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2013
  • Exhibition „Books Made in UAE“ at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Foto: Herlina Bjorklund © Goethe-Institut
    „Books Made in UAE“ at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2013
„Books – Made in UAE“ is organised by the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region and UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) and sponsored by Knowledge without Borders and the Emirates Foundation.