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United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Key facts

Population: 9.27 million (2016)
Official languages: Arabic
Important Ministries: Ministry of Education UAE
Official statistics office:
Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority
Trade association: Emirates Publishers Association
Annual book fairs:  Abu Dhabi International Book Fair held in April/May, Sharjah International Book Fair
Translation programmes: Sharjah International Book Fair set up a grand fund to promote the translation of Arabic text in the region as well as the world.
VAT on books: No
Fixed book price system: No


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