Kate-Lynne Wolmarans10 Jan 2018 AT 10:16 AM

VIDEO: A look at Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Library

It’s going to be stunning
Kate-Lynne Wolmarans10 Jan 2018 AT 10:16 AM
VIDEO: A look at Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid Library
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Rendering of the Mohammed bin Rashid Library

New footage of the Mohammed bin Rashid Library has been released and, it looks like things are shaping up quite nicely.

The video that was posted on the Dubai Municipality’s official Instagram page, dubaimunicipality, documents Hussein Nasser Lootah’s (the director-general of the Dubai Municipality) most recent visit to the 66,000 square metre project. 

. استعرض سعادة المهندس حسين ناصر لوتاه مدير عام بلدية دبي سير العمل لمشروع مكتبة محمد بن راشد والمراحل التي وصل إليها وذلك خلال زيارته التفقدية لموقع المشروع برفقة المهندس داوود الهاجري مساعد المدير العام لقطاع الهندسة والتخطيط، وعدد من المسؤولين والمهندسين والقائمين على المشروع HE Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, inspected the work progress of Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Project. During his visit, he was accompanied by Dawood Al Hajri, Assistant Director-General for Engineering and Planning Sector and a number of officials, engineers and project managers. #دبي #بلدية_دبي #Dubai #mydubai #Dubaimunicipality

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Once complete, the project that is located in the Al Jaddaf area of the Dubai Creek, will feature 4.5 million books.

Aside from housing a plethora of information, the stunning library will host a number of events such as culture and education festivals. It will also feature a number of exhibition and lecture halls as well as a 500-seat theatre.

According to the library’s official website, it will be far more than your average knowledge hub. It will, in fact, be “the largest cultural centre in the Middle East and North Africa region”.

Mohammed bin Rashid Library

The Mohammed bin Rashid Library will be seven floors high and span across 66,000 square metres.

Aside from books, the library will also feature artefacts from the Al Maktoum family’s personal collection as well as a centre for the restoration and conservation of books.

The overall building has been designed in the shape of the rehl - the traditional lectern which is often used to carry the Holy Quran.

Once complete, the library that was announced in February 2016 will be equipped with 2,600 seats as well as the latest state-of-the-art technology and smart applications.

The Mohamed bin Rashid Library is expected to receive some 9 million visitors annually.

While the exact project completion date is not yet know, it is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

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