A delegation from Al Falah University visited the 27th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair under the theme "You are the Book" with the participation of more than 1,000 exhibitors from 65 Arab and foreign countries. The delegation was led by Prof. Nasr Abbas, Dean of Student Affairs and Mr. Emad Hamdy, the University's Library Head and a number of students. The delegation toured the exhibition halls where local and international publishing houses were situated. The fair includes the Emirati publishing house Medad and the Ministry of Education Special Branch in Saudi Arabia. A number of important personalities in the U.A.E. including Sultan Al Jaber, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Media Council, H.E. Rashid Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates from 1990-2005, Mr. Ali Abu Al Reish, Emirati writer, poet and journalist and Emirati novelist Mr. Obaid Ibrahim Bu Malha were also in attendance. Organized by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (ADTA), the fair will run through 2nd of May 2017 with more than 500,000 books in various disciplines and in more than 30 languages. The fair also has a program scheduled with more than 800 dialogue sessions, seminars and workshops with the participation of about 130 writers, thinkers and artists from inside and outside the UAE.