ABU DHABI // A library has been opened at Abu Dhabi International Airport as part of a nationwide project to create a culture of reading.
Abu Dhabi Airports launched its reading campaign on Sunday in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority as part of the Year of Reading 2016 initiative.
The library is located in the link between terminals one and three, and will provide passengers with access to a range of multilingual books.
“Abu Dhabi Airports is playing its part in promoting a culture of reading, knowledge transfer and education, and we hope that our passengers will make great use of this facility,” said Ali Al Mansoori, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, who inaugurated the library. “Reading can be very relaxing and is the perfect way to make time pass while waiting for your flight.”
Afra Al Sabri, undersecretary Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, Abdullah Al Ali, director of library management at Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, and Mohammed Al Mazrouei, chief executive of Abu Dhabi Airports, also attended the inauguration.
Abu Dhabi Airports has also launched several internal initiatives to promote reading among its staff. These include book displays in the company’s headquarters, and a selection of free books being distributed to all employees.
Partners and concessionaires of Abu Dhabi Airports are being encouraged to roll out similar supporting initiatives within their businesses, including the distribution of free books in airport lounges, cafes and restaurants.