Plan your visit

Useful information for your visit to Hay Festival Abu Dhabi.

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During Hay Festival Abu Dhabi, the Box Office is located at the Festival site at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. The Box Office is open daily from the beginning of the first event until the beginning of the last event each day. Please note that ticket sales will be by payment card only, with e-tickets issued. Tickets are free if you are under 25 years old and/or in full time education.

Directions to the Manarat Al Saadiyat.

Manarat Al Saadiyat has a restaurant, LARTE, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cakes, pastries and desserts are also available all day. Visit the restaurant's website at To book a table please call +971 02 657 5888.

There is a pop-up Magrudy's Bookshop at Manarat Al Saadiyat throughout the Festival, with a wonderful selection of participating writers' books. All are welcome to come and browse, and to come and meet the writers at book-signings taking place after each event.

As part of our Green agenda please bring water bottles with you as we provide drinking water refill points around Manarat Al Saadiyat.

There are two car parks available at Manarat Al Saadiyat. All events are fully accessible. For all accessibility requirements please email Manarat Al Saadiyat directly on

Please note that film and photography take place at Manarat Al Saadiyat during our Festival which may be used for marketing purposes. Audience members are politely asked not to film during events. All events are audio recorded and filmed and will be available on Hay Player.

All programme details are correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to change programmes and artists if circumstances dictate. In the event of cancellations tickets will be refunded. The management reserves the right to refuse admission.

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