Talking of Books

  The sun is certainly out in force, and with many of us slipping nicely in to holiday mode, it could well be the time to think about some alternative summer reading material. Every year, Dubai Eye 103.8 partners with the Festival of Literature in Dubai, bringing listeners access to some of the world’s most […]

Arab World, 18.11.2017

During our Arab World segment, our guest, Maan Jalal give us his thoughts on Ibrahim Nasrallah’s epic tale of Palestinian history – Time of White Horses which spans the collapse of the Ottoman Rule and goes all the way until...

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Book of the Week, 18.11.2017

Julie Lewis joins Maan Jalal during our Book of the Week segment as we review two different stories of travel and adventure – Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, and Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road, by Levison Wood.

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Castaway, 18.11.2017

Maan Jalal is with us to reveal the three books he would take with him if he were ever stranded on a deserted island. There are some classics as well as some childhood favorites amongst his list that you’ll be...

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Book of the Week, 11.11.2017

Yvette Judge and Gillian Henney from the Emirates Literature Foundation are with us for our Book of the Week Segment. They’ll be recreating a book club segment from Britain’s foremost daytime TV duo, Richard and Judy in honor of their...

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Castaway, 11.11.2017

Special guest Jasper Hope, chief executive of Dubai Opera is with us today during our Castaway Segment. Jasper reveals the three books he would take with him to a desert island.

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Young Reviewer, 11.11.2017

This week’s young reviewer Phoebe joins us to discuss Wave Me Goodbye by wildly popular children’s writer, Jacqueline Wilson. Wave Me Goodbye tells the story of 10 year old Shirley who is sent away from her family to live in...

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Arab World, 11.11.2017

Award winning Emirati poet and spoken word artist Afra Atiq is with us during our Arab World segment. After having spoken to Jasper Hope from Dubai Opera and the Festival Team about the 6th March 2018 ‘For the Love of...

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The Big Question, 11.11.2017

Jasper Hope and Afra Atiq are with us to discuss the ‘For the Love of Words’ event taking place at the Dubai Opera on March 6th 2018. They talk about the lineup which includes some of the best poets from...

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Graphic Novel of the Week, 04.11.2017

Maan Jalal, Omar Sharif, co-founder of Geeky Lizard, and Saeed Arjumand, illustrator and owner of Comicstop are with us for a special Graphic Novel of the Week segment where we delve into a discussion about Locke and Key by Joe...

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Saturdays, 10AM-1PM A bibliophile’s dream… Every week co-hosts Isobel Abulhoul and Annabelle Corton are joined by an ever-changing cast of guest reviewers drawn from the UAE’s reading community. Each show features different literary anecdotes to improve your dinner party conversation, a star ‘Castaway’ guest recommending the three books they’d take to a desert island, the […]


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