Books – Made in the UAE

Launched in 2012, Books Made in UAE aims to encourage the creation of Emirati-made children’s and young adult books, written and illustrated by Emirati writers and illustrators, and reflecting the cultural values and interests of the young people of the UAE. The project seeks to build the capacity and skills of young Emirati writers and illustrators, under the supervision of a group of renowned international illustrators, writers, and experts. This project was in collaboration with Goethe- Instiut Gulf Region until 2019, and previous themes included: Children’s picture books, young adult books, comics, Emirati folktales, silent books, and books on children’s rights and safety.