Dubai Municipality inspects Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Project
Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality made an inspection visit to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Project and reviewed its work progress.
Lootah was accompanied by Eng Dawoud Al Hajiri, assistant director general for engineering and planning sector, and a number of officials and engineers from the concerned departments, as well as the contractors and consultants in charge of the project.
He stressed the importance of the project, which is considered as a modern architectural landmark that will be added to the emirate’s unique and distinct features. The project, which is supervised by the Municipality, is coming up on a total area of about 66,000sqm in Jaddaf area on Dubai Creek.
Lootah reviewed the details of the project, the method of implementation at the site, and samples of the main materials used in the project and also discussed some technical issues.
He directed the project team of consultants, contractors, and engineers to complete the project within the specified time and schedule according to the importance of the project and its vitality.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library project 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 specialised 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.