Exterior view of The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library

Built along the historic Dubai Creek and designed in the shape of a traditional Islamic lectern, The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library is a distinctive centre for culture and knowledge in Dubai. Spanning seven levels, it is now home to over a million titles which are available across multiple languages in both physical and digital formats. Lammhults Biblioteksdesign were successful in being awarded the tender to design and furnish the full interior of this majestic building.

The facility houses nine separate libraries, dedicated to everything from media and the arts to business titles, international periodicals, maps and atlases, books for children and young adults, and a special collection of archival material. This is in addition to an indoor and outdoor amphitheatre, a literary museum and exhibition space, a conference centre, a two-storey café and a gift shop.

Escalators spanning the height of The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library set against large walls of book shelving pictures


This incredible library provides a platform for intellectual, literary and imaginative minds across the region and indeed the world. More importantly, it is also an environmentally friendly library that has adopted the highest standards of sustainability.

Reading area next to bookshelves in The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Children's section of The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library