What’s On lists the book clubs in Dubai, and where you can exchange books in Dubai, including Book Munch Cafe, Twit Book Club and Dubai Mall Book Club.

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Book Munch Café
A quirky and unique literary-themed café that loves to do two things: eating and reading. One for the sweet-toothed, it boasts an impressive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, alongside a varying selection of books for all audiences, intended to be read with a nibble on the side. While it doesn’t have a regular book club, Book Munch hosts regular events for book lovers, including book signings, poetry slams and children’s reading groups.

Book Munch Café, Al Wasl Square, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3884006. Taxi: Wasl Square. bookmunchcafe.com

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Twit Book Club
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A meeting point for book lovers and social media savvies that aims to rekindle a love for literature and the reading experience. Held on the third Saturday of every month, Twit Book Club use Twitter to ‘live-tweet’ meetings and encourage online discussion, handy for those who either don’t want to attend in person or have to be elsewhere. All books are fiction and in English. Past reads range from contemporary classics to new releases, and all nominations for books to be discussed are considered.

Coffeol Café, Emaar Boulevard, Boulevard Plaza, Tower 1, Ground Floor, Dubai. Tel: (04) 4409302. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. twitbookclub.org

Kutub Bilarabi Book Club
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A literary circle that focuses on works written by Arabic authors, all of which must have an English translation available. Meeting on the first Monday of every month, this club introduces members to a wide range of Arabic literature, and promotes diverse and open-minded discussion. It appeals to the culturally interested, and hopes to bring both Arab and non-Arab residents together in their appreciation for regional authors.

The Archive, Safa Park, Gate 5, Dubai. facebook.com/pages/Kutub-Bilarabi

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Books And Booze Downtown
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A monthly literary group that promotes good books, good company and good wine. Books selected by members span across a range of genres, and are discussed over drinks at a changeable venue in Downtown Dubai.


The Dubai Mall Book Club
Membership fee: None
Using the book paradise website Goodreads as a platform, The Dubai Mall Book Club meets on the last Monday of every month at a changing venue within the mall. The reading list focuses on newly published books and pop-culture, with choices selected from the top ten reading lists published by Kinokuniya Book Store in the mall. Those interested in attending should either enquire through the group’s Facebook page or via the Goodreads forum.

The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai. Metro: Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall. facebook.com/pages/dubai-mall-book-club

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