Sharjah book fair opens, Khalid Al Faisal named its cultural personality

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Prince Khalid Al Faisal, Adviser to Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, and Governor of Makkah Province, has been named the Cultural Personality of the Year by the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF). Known as the Poet Prince, the SIBF has bestowed the title on Prince Khalid Al Faisal in recognition of his cultural, humanitarian and charitable contributions.

The 34th edition of the SIBF, which is a subsidiary of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), opened its doors from Wednesday and will last until 14 at the Expo Centre and will host a ceremony to honour Prince Khalid for his constant pursuit in consolidating the values of tolerance and moderation by encouraging intercultural dialogue and interaction.

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