Hay Festival Abu Dhabi - Golden Ticket Competition

The world-famous Hay Festival will return to the Arab world on 25–28 February 2020 with a brand new edition in Abu Dhabi in partnership with the Ministry of Tolerance and with the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Hay Festival Abu Dhabi will bring writers and readers together at the city’s cultural centre, Manarat al Saadiyat, for four days of conversation and debate, story-telling and workshops, music, film, comedy and performance.

We will be giving out five pairs of free tickets to all the events to one lucky Golden Ticket winner. Be in for a chance to win by entering your name and details into the form below. Don’t miss the chance to get exclusive access to talks by Syrian poet Adonis; Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019, Jokha Alharthi; and many more!

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  • 1. Entry is made by entering contact details into a prize draw.
  • 2. Entries open between 00.01 GST on January 1 and 23.59 GST on February 10 2020.
  • 3. Competition must be entered in each Entrant’s own name using their own email address; it may not be entered on behalf of anyone else.
  • 4. Hay Festival does not accept any responsibility for late, lost, delayed or non-receipted entries and cannot be held responsible for any inability to submit entries as a result of computer service, systems and/or server failure, error, interruption, defect or delay or any other technical malfunction.
  • 5. Entry is limited to one per person. No bulk, software-generated, automatic or 3rd party entries will be accepted. False entries will be disqualified.
  • 6. One winner will be selected at random from all eligible entrants within 48 hours of the closing date.
  • 7. The Prize Winner will be notified by Hay Festival Abu Dhabi on February 11.
  • 8. If Hay Festival Abu Dhabi receives no response from the winner within 72 hours of initial contact, it reserves the right to withdraw their place and offer to another entrant.
  • 9. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • 10. There will be one prize winner who will receive a Golden Ticket to the Hay Festival Abu Dhabi 2020. The prize includes five pairs of tickets to all Hay Festival Events (subject to availability).
  • 11. Please note transport and accommodation are not included in any part of the prize and winners will need to make their own way to and from the Festival.
  • 12. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.
  • 13. By participating, the winner of the Prize releases the Promoter, and its respective parent, affiliates, directors, officers, employees or agencies of any of the above organisations from any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the Prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use/misuse of the Prize.
  • 14. Winners details will be used for communication around the supply and fulfilment of the Prize only.
  • 15. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
  • 16. The Promoter may terminate, amend or withdraw this prize draw and/or these terms and conditions at any time.
  • 17. Entry to the prize draw is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions. By entering the competition, you are deemed to have read and accepted these terms.

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UAE Minister of Tolerance