Dubai’s Book-Shaped Public Library

TEHRAN (IQNA) – Mohammed bin Rashid Library was inaugurated last week. According to the project’s website, the building has been built in shape of a rehl, the traditional wooden book rest used to hold the Holy Quran.

Rehl is an X-shaped, foldable lectern used for placing the holy book as the faithful recite it.

Costing around $272 million, the library has seven floors and enjoys nine specialized libraries with more than a million print and digital books.

It also has more than six million research articles, 73,000 music scores, 75,000 videos, nearly 13,000 articles, and more than 5,000 historical print and digital journals. There are also about 35,000 print and digital newspapers from around the world.

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