Construction of The Mohammed bin Rashid Library in Dubai is almost 15 percent complete, according to officials.
Eng. Hussain Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality on Tuesday inspected the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Project, where he was briefed on the progress of the project which is being built by Al Shafar General Contracting.
The huge building, which is shaped like an open book, is located on the Dubai Creek in the Jaddaf area. It consists of a main building with basement, ground floor and seven floors, in addition to a central warehouse for books.
The library will includes a laboratory for preservation of books and collection and processing of materials, a digital conversion lab, specialised libraries including Arabic library, public library and children’s library besides a reading corner.
A Family Library will focus on books that cater to the proper education of family members and the strengthening of family ties, stated the report.
With its huge building, the library will serve as a venue for many cultural and intellectual events as well as art exhibitions.
The latest technologies will be used in building by equipping it to be one of the largest electronic libraries in the world, it added.