Science and culture are the backbone of the progress and building nations
HH. Sheikh Zayed bin  Sultan Al Nahyan
HH. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
We want the UAE to be a beacon of science and knowledge, just as Andalusia, Granada, Baghdad and other Arab nations were sources of enlightenment and knowledge for centuries.
HH. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
HH. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
The key to prosperity will always be knowledge and the key to knowledge will always be reading. The first message from God to Earth will always be ‘Iqra’, or ‘Read’.
HH. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
HH. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Reading opens minds and enhances tolerance, openness and interaction.
HH. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
HH. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

The Eight Libraries

About the Libraries

The Mohamed bin Rashid Library aims to stand alongside the largest and most famed libraries in the world. Since reading is crucial for the development of knowledge and the very culture of society, the core objective of Mohamed bin Rashid Library is to provide a pleasant and comfortable reading space equipped with the most advanced equipment and technologies and serving all visitors.

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Spreading Content

The Mohammed bin Rashid Library will focus on providing knowledge through new innovative channels, with an interactive e-library containing 2 million titles, enabling people wherever they are to take advantage of the library knowledge base.

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Supporting Authouring and Translation

The Mohamed bin Rashid Library aims to enrich Arabic content to bridge the intellectual gap between the Arab and Western world.

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Protecting the Arabic Language

The Mohammed bin Rashid Library will host the main headquarters of The International Council for the Arabic Language, which attempts to raise the awareness of the importance of the Arabic language, encouraging its learning, using it in all areas of life and connecting it to other world languages.

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Preserving Cultural Heritage

The Mohammed bin Rashid Library would focus on maintaining cultural heritage and shedding the light on the crucial role it plays in strengthening our social and cultural values, through establishing a center for the conservation and restoration of old manuscripts, enabling library visitors to see such rare treasures across large screens, in a way that would help preserve them for coming generations.

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Encouraging Reading

In addition to providing spaces for reading and spreading content through different channels using different formats, the Mohammed bin Rashid Library will focus on engaging the public through activities, events, campaigns and festivals in order to attract visitors and encourage people to read. Over 100 annual cultural events will be held in addition to educational and cultural festivals. All these events are designed to keep the wider public preoccupied with reading and knowledge.

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