Veteran Egyptian actor Ezzat Abu Auf dies at 70

Veteran Egyptian actor Ezzat Abu Auf has died. (AFP)
Updated 01 July 2019

Veteran Egyptian actor Ezzat Abu Auf dies at 70

DUBAI: Veteran Egyptian actor Ezzat Abu Auf died in the early hours of Monday at a local hospital in Cairo.

The star, who died at the age of 70, was suffering from liver and heart problems, according to local media reports.

Abu Auf was shooting a movie with the Egyptian actor and singer Tamer Hosny.

“We belong to God and to him we return.  The respectable artist and father Ezzat Abu Auf died. I ask you to pray for him. May God have mercy on all the dead,” Hosny tweeted on Monday morning.

Born in 1948, the acting legend was most famous for his roles in “Hawanem Garden City, ”“Nisf Rabie Al-Akhir” and “Ziziniyah.”


Award-winning writers coming to Dubai for Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

British author Nadiya Hussain among guests at the 2020 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. (Photo: AFP)
Updated 13 November 2019

Award-winning writers coming to Dubai for Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

  • The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is back, and it’s bigger than ever
  • The literature event will bring together an array of celebrated names in the literature world under one roof

DUBAI: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is back, and it’s bigger than ever. Kicking off on Feb. 4 until 9 at the InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, the annual event has an exciting program lined up for the region’s bookworms.

The festival will bring together an array of celebrated names in the literature world under one roof, including TV presenter, cook and bestselling author Nadiya Hussain, explorer Ranulph Fiennes, visual artist and children’s book author, Oliver Jeffers and TV astronomer and space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock. What’s more, the UAE’s first Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansouri will also make an appearance.

Ahlam Bolooki, the festival director for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature said in an official press statement: “With the stellar line-up for the 2020 Festival, there is no better place to search for the answers, whatever your question may be. We have writers to entertain, inspire, challenge and excite people from all walks of life and of all ages.”

Tickets will be on sale to the public from Nov. 14.