The a lot anticipated opening of the Mohammed bin Rashid Library was lastly realized when the eye-catching, lectern-shaped constructing was inaugurated by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on 13 June, 2022. It is the most important library and cultural centre within the MENA area.
Located in Al Jaddaf and overlooking the scenic Dubai Creek, the sprawling seven-storied edifice is formed like a rehal, the normal wood e book relaxation used to carry the Holy Quran.
Across its seven flooring, the Mohammed bin Rashid Library options a enormous content material which incorporates greater than 1.1 million printed and digital books in Arabic and international languages, over six million analysis theses, round 73,000 music scores, 75,000 movies, roughly 13,000 articles, and over 5,000 historic print and digital journals from an archive relationship 325 years, together with round 35,000 print and digital newspapers from all over the world, apart from 500 uncommon collectibles.
The mission options 9 specialised libraries together with the overall library, the Emirates library, the younger adults’ library, the youngsters’s library, the particular assortment library, the maps and atlases library, the media and humanities library, the enterprise library, and the periodicals library.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Library is one among the many worlds most superior, utilizing the newest know-how and synthetic intelligence that includes every part from augmented actuality and sensible robots, to an automatic storage and digital e book retrieval system, a e book digitization laboratory, and self-service kiosks. Other fashionable options embody a café unfold over two flooring, an amphitheatre for stay outside occasions, and a backyard with 60 vibrant pillars displaying HH Sheikh Al Maktoum’s quotes on authorities, management, studying, information, and nation constructing.
“Today we launch a cultural and mental edifice for our new technology and our intention is promote studying, unfold information, and assist researchers and scientists. Our purpose is to enlighten the human thoughts,” HH Sheikh Al Maktoum tweeted. “Through this library, now we have introduced tens of millions of books to develop our path; consolidate our identification, tradition, and roots; and create our future,” he provides.
On the event of the inauguration, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation Mohammed Al Murr says, “The library embodies the imaginative and prescient of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which goals to strengthen the cultural and information sector within the UAE and construct a technology armed with science and information to guide our future and advance the parts of our civilization.”
“The library is among the most unusual public library buildings within the area and the world, as it constitutes an architectural icon and a distinctive information and cultural beacon that mixes conventional with the up to date, reflecting Dubai’s previous cultural heritage, its current, and future aspirations,” Al Murr factors out. “The Mohammed bin Rashid Library additionally provides a new dimension by way of altering the idea of libraries of the twenty first century, and to specific the long run traits of the subsequent technology of libraries primarily based on the newest applied sciences.”
The journalist and author Yasser Saeed Hareb mentioned: “The library constitutes a nice literary and scientific worth for the Arab world, and embodies one facet of the cultural renaissance.