VIDEO: Sheikh Mohammed opens Dhs1 billion ‘Mohammed Bin Rashid Library’ in Dubai


Sheikh Mohammed explores the library in Dubai.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library in Dubai on Tuesday.

The library will officially open its doors to the public on Thursday, 16 June 2022.

Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, “Praise be to God, we inaugurated today the ‘Mohammed Bin Rashid Library’… an edifice of science and a beacon of knowledge… comprising 9 specialized libraries… more than a million books… and 6 million research thesis…

“It cost Dhs1 billion. Our goal is to consolidate our identity, culture and thought… and to make our generations independent.”

Mohammed also said, “The first commandment from heaven to earth is the word ‘Read.’”

“The economy needs knowledge, politics needs wisdom, and nations need knowledge… All of that is contained in the book… Today we have an edifice of millions of books with which we guarantee the development of our process… the life and thought of our generations…”


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