Dubai Public Library, managed by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) participated a special campaign under the theme, 'What Works Arabic Plus'' in partnership with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and educational institutions held at the Mohammed bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City.
The authority supports this campaign by reinforcing the usage of the Arabic language to strengthen the UAE's rich cultural identity. This initiative complements the Arabic Language Charter announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed to further strengthen the UAE's National Identity, in line with the UAE Vision 2021, by highlighting the usage of the language and underlining its unique aesthetics and popularity as a world language.
As part of the event, Dr. Khalifa Bou Jady, Professor at the Islamic Studies College, presented a lecture on the importance of Arabic language. Dubai Public Library showcased a video on the various local and international cultural activities of the libraries and its achievements in further promoting Arabic language as well as nurturing reading habit among Dubai residents, particularly children and youth.
Dubai Public Library works to elevate the cultural and literary realm of Dubai and provides them a wide range of resources to strengthen their knowledge. Dubai Public Library has always played an integral role in serving as creative spaces for the community, where intercultural dialogue and knowledge exchange are encouraged.
The libraries are located in Al Twar, Al Mankhool, Hor Al Anz, Al Safa, Al Rashidiya, Al Ras, Umm Suqeim, and Hatta. Fifty years after their inception, they continue to remain the definitive meeting ground for members of the community and an incubator for information.