UAE President allocates AED 6 million grant for school libraries

Abu Dhabi Media Office

Schools across the UAE are to receive AED 6 million worth of books and educational resources from the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced the grant to encourage reading among students while supporting the region's publishing industry.

The books and educational materials will be distributed to school libraries across the country.

"This generous grant from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed offers a strong foundation to continue our efforts to keep the local and Arab publishing market globally competitive," said Dr. Ali Bin Tamim, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC)."

It will also play an effective role in advancing knowledge and culture in the UAE, providing students with a wide variety of books and reference materials from the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair," he added.

The 31st edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) opened on Monday.

More from Local

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • Off Script with Chris, Robbie & Sonal

    5:00pm - 7:00pm

    The UAE’s alternative take on news, entertainment and sport. Join Chris, Robbie and Sonal as they cut through the clutter to bring you the news, entertainment and sport stories that actually matter.

  • Extra Time

    7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Chris & Robbie bring you the latest from the sporting world plus interviews with upcoming and legendary sporting stars.


On Dubai Eye

  • Flying Taxis

    It sounds like an episode of The Jetsons, but the sight of flying taxis whizzing around our cities could be much closer than you think.

  • Tough penalties for deliberate tax evasion

    The UAE has said that tougher penalties will come into force from 1st August for not keeping proper corporate tax records.