Dubai Airport arrival and departure lounges will soon have library corners, so that passengers who wait for long hours for their flights can access them.
The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority has signed a deal for the same with Dubai Airports, and the project will be ready by March this this, which also coincides with UAE’s National Month of Reading.
The deal outlines the commitment by Dubai Culture to supply e-books and library corners for passengers travelling through Dubai International and Al Maktoum International airports, apart from mini-libraries, books and other reading services.
Dubai Culture will also develop complementary programmes to promote UAE’s cultural and national identity to sustain the momentum of Dubai’s UAE National Strategy for Reading from 2016 to 2026.
According to Deputy CEO of Dubai Airports, Jamal Al Hai, the joint efforts by Dubai Culture and Dubai Airport will further strengthen Dubai’s reputation as cultural destination and reflects the importance and value placed for reading.
Dubai has always maintained its unique heritage, and nurtured knowledge-based economy, while also growing to be a modern cosmopolitan capital. With reading services getting more accessible at the airport, the spirit is shared and reflected in our commitment to millions of passengers at the airport every year.
Dubai Culture is also planning several other initiatives aimed at supporting the UAE National Strategy for Reading 2016-2026. The initiatives focus on establishing UAE and Dubai as one of the inspiring hubs of education, learning and knowledge.