- Poems must be submitted in either English, Arabic, or as a bilingual poem.
- Poems must be between eight and 30 lines in length.
- Poems must be submitted as a PDF or Microsoft Word file.
- Poems from UAE-based writers are highly preferred.
- By submitting your poetry to the Festival, you give permission for your work to be published and distributed freely and without prejudice on behalf of the Festival provided accreditation is given.