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Motivate Media Group presents “Once Upon a Times Square Book Festival”

November 01, 2019

In celebration of their 40th Anniversary, Motivate Media Group is partnering with the Times Square Centre to bring a month-long book festival to Dubai. The festival will run from Thursday, 14 November to Saturday, 14 December at the Times Square Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road.

Motivate will be showcasing their latest releases as well as their bestselling classics, all of which will be sold at discounts of between 25% to 80% off the retail price.

One of the titles on sale will be The Race to Space – the book about the UAE’s space programme and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre. A copy of this book recently returned from its adventure to space with Hazza Al Mansouri, the UAE’s first astronaut.

Motivate will also host a number of book signings throughout the festival with their authors such as Reverend Andrew Thompson, author of this year’s bestselling book, Celebrating Tolerance; Zahra Abdalla, food blogger, TV personality, chef and author of Cooking with Zahra, as well as the husband and wife team of historians/authors: David Heard and Frauke Heard-Bey, whose books Pearls to Oil and From Trucial States to the United Arab Emirates chronicle the recent history of the UAE in exquisite detail.

Photographic prints from the renowned explorer and photographer, Sir Wilfred Thesiger, will also be on offer on the ground floor of the Centre. Sir Wilfred Thesiger (1910–2003) was one of the greatest travellers of the twentieth century, and one of its last great explorers. Apart from a vast collection of historic photographs, he was also a prolific author with numerous books to his credit.

Times Square Centre will be joining the National Day celebrations with themed décor and a host of activities.

Motivate Media Group

Established in 1979, Motivate Media Group operates in partnership between Ian Fairservice and H.E. Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, now Minister of State for Financial Affairs, UAE. With a staff of over 200 experienced professionals based out of the Dubai headquarters, and the Abu Dhabi and London offices, Motivate’s wider publishing expertise includes award-winning print and digital titles such as What’s On, Emirates Woman, Gulf Business and Emirates Airlines’ Open Skies. Apart from books and magazines, Motivate also produces content across other platforms like video, digital media, cinema and events.

About Times Square Centre

Times Square Centre is a uniquely compact community shopping destination which offers an original selection of well-known and respected international and boutique brands as well as a selection of exclusive brands found nowhere else in Dubai. Centrally located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the Center offers a well-rounded, intimate, social family encounter, with a broad-spectrum range of shop personalities, complimented with weekly artisan markets. The Centre is committed to the local community and provides a warm welcome with familiar neighbourly qualities.