The Gulf Today - - OPINION -

progress and sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment.

The UAE has made fan­tas­tic strides in var­i­ous ields. Dubai it­self is an emi­rate of su­perla­tives, break­ing new records fre­quently.

I sin­cerely wish that the in­no­va­tive spirit of the peo­ple, strongly backed by a very en­cour­ag­ing lead­er­ship, takes this lovely coun­try for­ward to new heights in var­i­ous ields. Grace Glad­stone

By email I AM ea­gerly look­ing for­ward to the Sharjah book fair. 20 mil­lion books? That’s quite a hu­mon­gous amount at the 11-day fan­tas­tic ex­hi­bi­tion. I love de­vour­ing books, and I have been vis­it­ing the an­nual event for over seven years. Truly, its achieve­ments have taken it to its unique po­si­tion as the world’s third largest book fair to­day.

The Sharjah In­ter­na­tional Book Fair has a proud his­tory of en­hanc­ing cul­tural mo­bil­ity. Where else can you ind so many aspir­ing writ­ers, thinkers and celebri­ties ex­chang­ing ideas in brain­storm­ing ses­sions, all to the de­light of avid fans who at­tend the group dis­cus­sions?

No won­der the foot­fall is grow­ing year by year. Last year there were more than two mil­lion vis­i­tors. It truly is a page-turner and an all-time clas­sic. Anjali Gupta

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