House of Wisdom & The Scroll - QiDZ

House of Wisdom & The Scroll

dubai, Explore The City
< 0-13+ yrs

Activity Description

The House of Wisdom opened on 9 Dec 2020. An iconic Library and Cultural Center, designed by Foster + Partners. The House of Wisdom covers an area of ​more than 12,000 square feet, and it will be ‘home to 305,000 books, of which 200,000 are in the digital format and 11,000 comprise books in varied languages’. It also features a children’s library ‘The Little Reader’ which houses more than 2,000 books, while the library for youth features 3,000 titles. The House of Wisdom also includes lecture halls, reading lounges, exhibition spaces, a dedicated children’s educational area, a central courtyard, a café and restaurant. The Scroll is a striking monument designed to look like an ancient Arabic scroll looping 36 metres towards the sky. It was designed by British sculptor Gerry Judah who was inspired by an ancient scroll design that represented the lasting power of books and how reading shares a strong purpose of uniting people together. Register for amazing workshops!


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