A Literary Hub in Dubai

Kutubna Cultural Center is Dubai’s newest independent bookstore and cultural center, located in Nadd Al Hamar. Kutubna celebrates writing, ideas, and scholarship. We aim to build community and create a space for exchange and creative expression. We celebrate the accomplishments of Khaleeji authors, poets, and scholars and support the development of this region’s talent. We also strive to make creative and scholarly pursuits more accessible to people who are traditionally at the margins or those who are often excluded by making it easier to participate in enriching conversations, exchange, and learning spaces. We plan to amplify the voices of Khaleeji, Arab, Middle Eastern, North African, and Muslim writers, poets, thinkers, and researchers through lectures, readings, guided conversations and other activities for people of all ages. We also organize cultural events for mothers with young children.

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Our Events

Our events are for children, adults, and families. We offer writing workshops, children's story time, a poetry open mic, music and art events, and more,

Our Bookshop

We focus on Arabic and English books by Khaleeji authors, and also stock books by Arab, Middle Eastern, and Muslim authors from around the world. We carry fiction, poetry, memoir, biography and autobiography, history, philosophy, and children's books.

Our Playroom

We welcome children of all ages in our soft play area. The playroom is located on the upper level next to the children's workshop area. Members can enjoy the play room for two hours per day without an entry fee, and entry is free for non-members for one hour with the purchase of any book.