Mohammed bin Rashid Library: Dubai’s gigantic storehouse of knowledge

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The Mohammed bin Rashid Library. Photo: Facebook/His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Dubai: The Mohammed bin Rashid Library in Dubai, which is an amazing storehouse of knowledge, will be thrown open to the public on Thursday. The library has stacked books on almost all fields of information and the collection includes 11 lakh books, 60 lakh dissertations, 73,000 music notations, 75,000 videos, 13,000 articles, 5,000 manuscripts, publications from the last 325 years and 35,000 newspapers.

The library, built in seven storeys and designed in the shape of an open book on a book-rest, is located on the banks of Dubai Creek at Al Jaddaf. It was formally inaugurated by UAE Vice-President and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Digital versions of the books are also available at the library, which was set up at a cost of around Rs 2,100 crore. Among the attractions is the presence of robots to guide visitors. Artificial intelligence-based kiosks also have been arranged to help people locate the books they are searching for.

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