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A Celebration of Arabic Reading with Emirates

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Are you passionate about reading? Whether you are a fan of fiction or nonfiction, we have just the right news for you. In line with the UAE’s Year of Reading initiative, and with the support of Emirates Airlines, we are offering our highest discount yet on the Google Play Books store. Starting today and for the next four weeks, you can get your hands on 50 top-selling books ( for a special 90% discount, and a 10% discount on thousands of Arabic books on Google Play. You can now enjoy great titles from Al Shahaz from Naguib Mahfouz, Mawlana from Ibrahim Essa, and the International Prize for Arabic Fiction winner Azazel from Youssef Zidan,  to children's books like Creatures on the Ceiling, Ana Ohib  and Teeri Ya Tayara.

Other discounts across thousands of books will also be available on the Books store. This special offer is valid across nine countries in the Google Play Store (on Desktop and Android) in the UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt.

Google Play Books is the world’s largest ebookstore and offers readers smart technology that caters to an on-the-go lifestyle — where you can start reading a book on tablet at night and pick up where you left off the next day from their smartphone. Features like bookmarks, notes, and word definitions also enhance the reading experience on Play and makes it more enjoyable and productive. Google Play Books has more than 5 million titles available (both free and paid).

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Earlier this year, we launched Books and Newsstand in MENA  and we will continue to focus on growing our local offering in Arabic by working with publishers and helping them sell more ebooks on Google Play Books. The list is long and we’re happy to give you access to great content and to make Arabic literature more accessible and enjoyable than ever! Visit and get reading! I know I will. #ArabicReading