The glittering city of Dubai is known around the world for its lavish lifestyle and high-profile shopping malls and skyscrapers. It also has a beautiful new library that’s a must-visit for anyone who enjoys quiet contemplation. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library is located in the heart of the city and features a variety of books and educational tools.
The free entry to the new Dubai Library is open to everyone, and it requires reservations in advance. It’s a world-class facility that joins the ranks of other prominent libraries such as the British Library and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum is the ruler of Dubai. In 2016, he announced the construction of a new library.
The goal of the museum is to draw people who prefer culture over consumption. It has over 1.1 million digital and print books on its 54,000 square-meter site.
This building, which looks like an open book, is located in Al Jaddaf, near the shipyards where craftsmen have been making wooden dhows for decades. It’s inspired by a rehl book rest, which is used to hold the Holy Quran.
The facility features nine different libraries, each dedicated to a different subject. It also has international atlases, maps, and magazines, as well as books for children and young adults. Although the collection is still being built, it already boasts impressive numbers.
Aside from its digital and print books, the library also has a variety of educational tools and resources. Some of these include over 6 million dissertation abstracts, 75,000 musical scores, and 35,000 videos. In addition, there’s a cafe inside the facility.