The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) is offering books and publications for free for readers throughout the UAE via its ‘Digital Knowledge Hub’ platform – the largest Arabic content platform.
The initiative is part of the ‘Invest in Knowledge’ campaign the Foundation currently released, which seeks to motivate all members of the community to invest the time they are spending at home in extending their knowledge. It enables users to read and download from a collection of more than 300,000 titles and 3.5 million digital items via MBRF’s official website.
This, in turn, enables the Foundation to carry on with its social role and proceed to promote knowledge in the community, offering the tools that make it possible to access it remotely.
Visitors to the platform can access the wide range of collection of titles, as well as summaries from the ‘A Book in Minutes’ initiative for international bestsellers, translated into Arabic, together with issues of MBRF’s Flashes magazine (and the Arabic edition, ‘Wamadat’), and the ‘Arab Library’ collection. The Hub’s collection of books covers all fields of knowledge.
His Excellency Jamal bin Huwaireb, CEO of MBRF, asserted that the advanced digital infrastructure in Dubai and the UAE facilitated seamless digital solutions and activities, which similarly supported our transition to a smart government. “Promoting and acquiring knowledge is a key component of this ecosystem,” H.E. stated, “and as the government entity entrusted with supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation sought to give all the necessary tools to continue to promote knowledge during the present situation.
“As part of our social responsibility during these challenging times, we sought to empower the ‘Digital Knowledge Hub’ platform to offer a wide range of collection of books, publications, and references catering to all members of the community,” H.E. bin Huwaireb explained. “This allows individuals to spend quality time at their homes. It also enables students to do their research at home, remotely accessing any reference or book they may need.”
All UAE residents can access the platform with no need for login details, while visitors from abroad have to register to benefit from the Hub’s content. On another note, the platform offers a set of interactive activities, most remarkably the ability to share the content they’re reading via social media. Visitors can set up their own library and where they can mark their favourite books and publications.
The ‘Digital Knowledge Hub’ provides an effective blueprint for developing digital information and knowledge hubs throughout the Arab world. It is an efficient tool that can be used to preserve the digital memory of Arab organisations and bridge the gap in terms of solutions and applications dedicated to Arabic digital content.
The Hub can be accessed on: https://www.mbrf.ae/en/#knowledge-hub