Press at Hay Festival Abu Dhabi

Apply for press accreditation, access press images and find out more from our Press FAQs.

General queries

Brunswick Arts
Abu Dhabi office: +971 (4) 560 9600  |  London office: +44 20 7936 1290

Frequently asked questions

How do I get a press pass?

All journalists must pre-register to qualify for press accreditation. Please fill in the accreditation request form.

Photographers' passes

We accredit a few photographers on signing an understanding agreement, and they are entitled to enter most events for the first and last five minutes only.

Can I arrange interviews with writers prior to their arrival?

Where the interview relates to the writer or performer appearing at the Festival we will do everything we can to facilitate this.

And at the Festival?

Yes. Provided that the piece is commissioned. We will arrange the best access possible. There will also be daily news briefings for the press at breakfast in the Press Office.

Where can I get hold of press images?

We have hundreds of high resolution images for Hay Festival. A selection is available for download on our Press Images page. For all photos please contact

Can I obtain recordings of events?

Many events will be available online at If you want a feed from a particular event, and the artist or writer agrees, we can arrange that with our tech crew.

Can we film the festival?

Access to the site can be made available for discreet crews. Filming in events is generally not permitted.