Next year's edition of the popular Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will be extended to two weeks, Buro 24/7 Middle East can reveal.

"Due to unprecedented author interest, we have extended the festival to pack in all of our thrilling sessions," a spokesperson for the Dubai literary festival said.

This means the festival will now run from March 1-12 in 2016. Suad Amiry, Ian Rankin, Freya North, Helen McDonald and Michael Dobbs are among the confirmed authors so far. Stay tuned for more news on the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2016 on Buro 24/7 Middle East...