Al Hajiri inspects Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Project
Dubai, 14 November 2018:
Dawood Al Hajiri, Director General of Dubai Municipality recently made an inspection visit to see the work progress of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library project in Jaddaf area, which is 72% complete.
During the visit, accompanied by the officials of the concerned departments and the contractors in charge of implementing the project, Al Hajiri was briefed on the finishing works, landscaping, theater, outdoor works of roads and pavements, beside the wall of the library’s seafront. He also discussed some technical matters.
It is worth mention that the project is coming up on a total area of about 66,000 square meters in Jaddaf area on Dubai Creek. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library project is unique and distinguished in terms of size and shape. The library has an architectural form like an open book. The project includes the main building which consists of a basement, ground floor and seven floors containing a central warehouse for books. It also contains a laboratory for preserving books, collecting and processing materials, and facilities for digital conversion of books.
The project also has specialized libraries, including Information Center, Arabic Library, Public Library and Children’s Library, which has corners for reading stories, children’s books and other activities that contribute to the expansion of children’s understanding and endearment of reading. The Family Library focuses on books that cater to safe education to the family members and enhancing family links.
The project also include International Library, Media Library, Periodicals Library, Audiovisual and Publications Library, Internet Services, Youth Library, study rooms, meeting rooms, as well as a private library containing collectibles, books and rare articles related to Al Maktoum family.
Other highlights include the Business Library, multiple open reading areas, permanent exhibitions, temporary exhibitions, theater, cinema and book lending corners to enable visitors and tourists to keep abreast of the movement of scientific development in the world.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library is also poised to become a forum for the mingling of cultures through the cultural services, which will be provided by the library such as live shows of documentaries and lectures from all over the world. The huge library building will host many cultural and knowledge events and art exhibitions, where the latest technologies will be used in holding them. The library will be equipped to make it one of the largest electronic libraries in the world. It will also serve as a cultural and scientific movement in the country and a catalyst for reading and scientific research and will support writing books, translation works and publishing.