More and more people are becoming a member of public libraries in Dubai. In 2021, the public libraries had a total membership of 27,915 people. An increase of 4.9% compared to 2020 (26,618 members).


Total visits of the public libraries are also increasing. In 2021, there were 203,503 visitors, an increase of 11.7% over 2020 (182,517 visitors). Please note that this figures are of course affected by the pandemic, as there were 278,635 visitors in 2019.

Mohammed bin Rashid Library

The library occupies an area of 650,000 m² and hold a total of 4,500,000 print, electronic and audio books, making it the world’s largest electronic collection and the biggest library in the Arab world.