In the words of Little Red Riding Hood, ‘what great discounts they have!’ ‘The better to read more books with!’ The Big Bad Wolf Book Fair has huffed and puffed (different fairytale, we know) its way back to Dubai. And this little bookworm isn’t complaining at all that it will blow down our budgets. Truth be told, it actually won’t, considering the howlingly good discounts being offered.
You can get your paws on books marked down by up to 75% on the original price! The world’s largest book sale has returned to the Sound Stages at Dubai Sports City, where it will run until April 16. Bibliophiles in Dubai can browse through over one million different tiles, spanning every genre and language imaginable from 9am-2am. Entry is free.
Bigger and Gooder Book Fair
Fiction, non-fiction, novels, autobiographies, business, cookbooks, children’s books and more in Arabic, English, and French are stacked sky-high on tables at the book fair’s massive warehouse location. This fourth edition of the Big Bad Wolf Book Fair is themed “Bigger and Gooder”. Before your inner grammar police throws a book at them, know that the mistake is intentional. This play on words highlights the importance of reading to develop better grammar and vocabulary.
New additions for bookworms
It’s also a great excuse to build a better home library. Because, when books are being sold for as less as AED 2 who needs a kitchen, right? Plus, #shelfie opportunities for Instagram. Just look out for the ‘Unbelievable’ section for books being sold for cut-rate prices. Book-shopping around ifar and suhoor times? A range of food trucks parked outside will sort you out.
Not a reader? Or perhaps, you’re an e-reader. We’d recommend still heading out to the book sale and snapping up some tomes as Eid gifts for those who love the heft and smell of physical books. Moreover, you can also purchase gift vouchers that your book-loving friends and family can use to splurge on books at the fair.