Inside The Fascinating World Of Mohammed Bin Rashid Library That’s Home To 1 Million Book Titles

by Deeplata Garde
Inside The Fascinating World Of Mohammed Bin Rashid Library That’s Home To 1 Million Book Titles

The establishment of the Mohammed bin Rashid Library is to foster the nation’s spirit of learning and curiosity. Created by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum it represents a crucial turning point in Dubai’s cultural, sociological, and economic development. The preservation of Arabic culture and legacy is one of several objectives for building this library. Let’s find out everything about the Mohammed bin Rashid Library in Dubai.

Here’s A Complete Guide

1. Origin And Goal Of Building The Library

The building block of this library dates back to 2016. The Ruler of Dubai laid the foundation 5 years ago. In June 2022 on the 16th, the library was fully completed and open to the public.

This enormous skyscraper, whose construction cost Dhs1 billion, is quite stunning. Its architecture is distinctive from any other in the city.

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The library’s structure, which faces out over Dubai Creek, designed to resemble a rehl, which means an ancient wooden book stand used to hold the Quran.

The establishment of the Mohammed bin Rashid Library was in response to a series of significant initiatives launched to promote and encourage reading, literacy, and Arabic literature. These activities support the aspirations of Dubai and the UAE to create a knowledge society.

The community actively promote and support reading, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The library provides a wide selection of excellent books and other knowledge materials available for free.

2. Components Of Library

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The library has a total area of 54,000 square metres and can accommodate 1,000 people at once. The library is clearly distinguished by 7 floors worth of knowledge to fascinate. And when we talk about the library and knowledge, it’s not limited to hard copies. This library has audiobooks and other sources to learn from. So be a little liberal regarding absorbing knowledge when you enter this space.

The Information Center and nine libraries make up the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library

  1. Media and Arts Library, Maps and Atlases Library, Young Adults Library(1st Floor)
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2. Study Room (2nd floor)

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3. Employee Rooms For Staff(3rd Floor)

4. Conference Rooms(5th Floor)

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5. Business Library+Emirates Library(6th Floor)

6. Exhibitions(7th Floor)

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How Many Books Are Present At The Library?

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The library provides access to above 1.1 million books in Arabic and other languages. Additionally, there are 35,000 print and digital newspapers published worldwide. They also hold more than 5,000 historical print and digital journals. You might get to read some of the rare literature work here.

a) 1931 edition of Egypt’s first nightly newspaper.
b) The Ramayana by Valmiki
c) Don Quixote’ by Miguel De Cervantes
d) Old Copies Of the Quran

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3. How To Join The Community?

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Discover the advantages of joining the largest cultural centre in MENA. If you want to be a member of this library, the basic criterion is to hold an Emirate ID. Following that you can simply visit their website and sign up yourself with basic information and receive access to the world of knowledge.

Perks Of MBRL Membership

  1. Complete accessibility to read ebooks
  2. Simply present your Emirates ID to receive your books.
  3. Bookmark books for later readings

4. Different Services

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First-time visitors or bookworms visiting every now and then, this space has services for everyone aboard. Join the library today to access digital resources and services, including the ability to reserve books for checkout. You can stroll through the wide range of services available at this library

  1. There are numerous guided tours and self-directed tour itineraries available for first-time guests.
  2. Smart Services is all about tech lovers where you can access integrated systems, robots, smart shelves and much more to help assimilate knowledge.
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  1. Reprographic Services uses a range of cutting-edge photocopiers, printers, and scanners to perform its services.
  2. In terms of features and services, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library is one of the best for assisting people of determination. As part of the library’s plan to include these imaginative people in society, it provides Braille services to visually impaired people.
  3. The upcoming two-story Library Cafe, located on the ground floor of the building, is a great spot to relax, unwind, and catch up with friends. Grab a quick cup of coffee or tea or a hearty meal.

The library is home to so much more that it’s impossible to draft it all together. So stay tuned here for more information regarding the Mohammed bin Rashid library.

Where: Al Jaddaf on Dubai Creek
When: 9 am to 9 pm
Entry Fee: Free

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