Mohammed bin Rashid Library is a dedicated events space

 Tuesday, July 5, 2022 

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Mohammed bin Rashid Library

The Mohammed bin Rashid Library includes nine specialised libraries, over 1 million print and digital books, and more than 6 million research articles, as well as dedicated events spaces.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has inaugurated the Mohammed bin Rashid Library, a new cultural beacon in the region. Built with an investment of AED1 billion, the library aims to cultivate a culture of reading, while supporting the development of creativity, knowledge and art at both individual and social levels. It will provide a platform for intellectual, literary and imaginative minds across the region and the world.

Among the facilities at the complex is The Theatre, a purpose-built event venue with a capacity for 550 attendees and equipped for lectures, conferences, debates and other live events, as well as 12 meeting rooms with capacities ranging from 12 to 20 people each. A number of other indoor and outdoor spaces can also be used for events.

Across its seven floors, the Mohammed bin Rashid Library features a significant amount of content. This includes more than 1.1 million printed and digital books in Arabic and foreign languages, over 6 million dissertations, around 73,000 music scores, 75,000 videos, approximately 13,000 articles, and more than 5,000 historical print and digital journals within an archive covering 325 years, along with about 35,000 print and digital newspapers from around the world, and nearly 500 rare collectibles.

The library is part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI). It has been designed in the form of a wooden stand known as a ‘Rahl’, with a total area of 581,903 square feet (54,000 square metres), creating a stimulating environment that advances the cultural and creative landscape in the country and providing access for all social segments, including youth, children, government and private institutions, writers, researchers, thinkers and artists. It also welcomes readers and literary and intellectual personalities from the region and the world.

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