UAE Announces Closure of Mohammed bin Rashid Library for the Second Day

Asma - | UAE

The Mohammed bin Rashid Library in Dubai will extend its closure for a second consecutive day on Tuesday due to the ongoing unstable weather conditions prevailing in the city.

In an official statement, it was announced that the library would remain closed on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, owing to the current adverse weather circumstances. Furthermore, all events scheduled for Tuesday will also be deferred, as stated in the announcement.

This closure follows the library's shutdown on Monday, aligning with the precautionary measures taken due to the heavy rainfall that commenced early Sunday morning. The UAE government had implemented work-from-home directives for federal employees and mandated the closure of public and private sector schools. Private companies were also urged to facilitate remote work arrangements for their staff, resulting in significantly reduced traffic on the roads on both Monday and Tuesday.

Designed in the form of a rehl, a traditional wooden bookrest utilized for holding the Quran, the library's architecture overlooks Dubai Creek. Housing a seven-story structure, it stands as one of Dubai's most ambitious cultural endeavors, serving as a beacon of knowledge, culture, and creativity. Its mission includes expanding its collection by procuring millions of books from various corners of the globe.

The library encompasses ten primary collections, catering to diverse interests and demographics: the General Library, Young Adult Library, Children's Library, Information Center, Map and Atlas Library, Media and Arts Library, Business Library, Emirates Library, Periodicals Library, and Special Collections Library.

The statement concluded by indicating that the Mohammed bin Rashid Library would resume its regular operations and reopen to the public on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

About Author

Asma
Asma
1734 Total posts


Read Also

UAE
Finding the Cheapest Medical Insurance for UAE Residents

Don't Let Medical Bills Sink Your UAE Dream! Explore budget-friendly insurance options, compare plans & navigate the system like a pro.

UAE
The Meteorological Center in the uae warns of rain in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain today

Rain is expected to fall in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain today, according to the Meteorological Center.

UAE
UAE: short-term rentals set for 20% increased returns

The UAE's short-term rental market is witnessing a surge in popularity as a lucrative second income option for residents.

UAE
UAE announces new Golden Visa rules, boosting the Dubai real estate sector

Earlier this year, the UAE government announced significant amendments to the Golden Visa regulations, aiming to encourage greater investor participation in the real estate market and strengthen ties with residents.

UAE launches New mental health center to aid 6,000 patients monthly in Abu Dhabi