A famous comedian-and-TV-star, Britain's daytime TV king and queen, a celebrity chef and extraordinary perfumer lead the line-up for the 2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.
In the past, the annual event has seen the first hijabi woman to win the Great British Bakeoff, speaks to guests at the gathering of book lovers, and this year more than 150 big names will attend between March 1 and 10, 2018.
Funnyman David Walliams, foodie Ken Hom, fragrance expert Jo Malone and UK TV hosts Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan will be in Dubai especially for the various discussions of novels and poems, plus dining experiences, as will plenty of other authors you love.
Even those who have had their writing adapted for the screen will appear at the festival which takes place in Dubai Festival City. Think Kevin Kwan (Crazy Rich Asians), Cheryl Strayed (Wild), and Andy Weir (The Martian) via video link.
See the full lineup on the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature website, or watch the video above.