Dr. Karim Seghir, Chancellor, Ajman University inaugurated the First Book Fair at AU entitled “Reading is the Key to Knowledge”.
Many directors of the publishing house along with AU Vice-Chancellors were also present at the opening. The book fair is set to last 3 days and houses 15 publishing houses from across the United Arab Emirates.
The exhibition included books in Arabic and English catering to all the types of readers. Some of the specialized books included scientific journals, cultural, religion and inspirational. On the sidelines of the exhibition various lectures were organized related to encouraging the culture of reading and knowledge. One panel discussion presented by Mr. Ahmed Yacoub, a member of the faculty of the Unit of General Studies, discussed the book "Reflections of Happiness and Positivity" by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The exhibition also included a cultural workshop entitled " The book , which is your life", and a group of musical performances on the oud and violin throughout the days of the exhibition. A talented artist also presented his Calligraphy Art entitled "sculpture designs", the first Emirati brand which promotes Arabic calligraphy, the brand is founded by artist and calligrapher Zia Allam.
AU Book Club students actively participated in making this event a success, it was organized by the Community Service Office in collaboration with the Deanship of Student Affairs.