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Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Dubai

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What about visiting a cultural monument which is an amalgamation of education, tourism and culture on your Dubai visit? Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, the state-of-the-art library, represents a rich history of modernity and culture of the Middle East. This library, inspired by the shape of the lectern, is a must-visit place that should never be missed from your trip to Dubai.

About Mohammed Bin Rashid Library

  • The architecture of the library is a blend of modern and traditional architecture.
  • The building became a tourist attraction with its facade adorned with calligraphy and the striking geometric patterns. 
  • The dome covering the structure is the reason for its aesthetic beauty and also creates a serene reading atmosphere by allowing the natural light to enter inside.
  • Serves as a cultural center by hosting events including book launches, author talks, art exhibitions etc.

Location: Al Jaddaf locality, Dubai

Timings: 9.00 am to 9.00 pm from Mon to Sat

 2.00 pm to 9.00 pm on Fri

 Closed on Sundays

Entry fee: Free

How to reach Mohammed Bin Rashid library?

  • By metro: Take the Red Line and get off at Al Jafiliya station. The library is a walkable distance from there.
  • By bus: The nearest bus stop to the library is Al Jafiliya Grand Masjid bus stop.
  • You can also take a car, taxi or Dubai tram to reach the location.

What to do in Mohammed Bin Rashid Library?

Visiting the Mohammed Bin Rashid library offers you a plethora of experiences if you are a book lover or a cultural enthusiast. Here are some of the activities that you can do in the library:

  • Explore the vast collection of books that covers a range of subjects and languages.
  1. Attend the events including book launches, author talks, seminars and art exhibitions.
  2. Engage in cultural activities like storytelling sessions for children and traditional performances.
  3. Enjoy the architecture marvel with calligraphy- adorned facade and mesmerizing dome.
  4. Participate in the workshops and educational programmes conducted for all age groups.
  5. Explore the children’s zone by engaging them in story telling sessions and other interactive learning activities. This makes the library a best place to visit on your trip to Dubai with family.

Tips for those who are interested in visiting Mohammed Bin rashid Library

If you are planning to visit Mohammed Bin rashid library on your Dubai visit, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • The library is a popular destination in Dubai especially in tourist seasons. So, visiting during weekdays to avoid the crowd.
  • Carry a valid identification with you.
  • Obey the rules of the library regarding noise level, food and drink restrictions and photography.
  • Dress modestly if you are planning to visit the nearby places since Dubai has a modest dress code.
  • Keep an eye on the library's event calendar and try to attend the events there.
  • The library is a place of contemplation and study. So, respect the atmosphere and keep your noise level to minimum.
  • Respect the other visitors while taking photos. Never use flash in sensitive areas and follow the photography restrictions.
  • Dubai’s climate can be too hot. So, bring a water bottle and stay hydrated always.

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All visitors can enter the Mohammed Bin Rashid library free of charge. But it is a must to pre- book your visit to the library through the app or website.
The closest metro station to Mohammed Bin Rashid library is Al Jafiliya metro station which is in the Red Line of Dubai Metro. For the metro station, there is a shaded walking path built directly to reach the library. You can also use Dubai bus route C04 to reach the library.
This cultural monument represents the knowledge and culture of the Emirati region. It is the biggest library in the Arab world with magnificent architecture including calligraphy- adorned facades and a serene dome.
Since Dubai is a city with some cultural norms, it is advisable to visit the library with modest dress even if the library does not have any special dress code.
Yes, the library has a dedicated children’s zone with story telling sessions and many other interactive learning activities. 
Photography is allowed only in certain areas. But be respectful to other visitors while taking photos so that it won’t disturb them.
Yes, the visitors can attend the events and workshops taking place in the library. The library hosts a lot of events including author talks, book launches, seminars and art exhibitions.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid library is easily accessible by various means of public transportation. You can take the Red Line of Dubai Metro and get off at Al Jafiliya station. From there, it is a short walk only to reach the location of the library.
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