UAE’s biggest library Mohammed bin Rashid Library opened today in Dubai, Disney resort offers round-the-world package trip to all 12 parks on private jet and more in top news of the day.
Mohammed bin Rashid Library Opens in Dubai
Bookworms are in luck as the Mohammed bin Rashid Library in Dubai Creek opened today. The striking building captures the imagination before visitors even enter; the building is shaped to resemble an open book sitting on a traditional wooden book-rest. Costing Dhs1 billion to build, the seven-floor building is home to nine libraries, an amphitheatre, garden and a café that will be spread over two floors. According to the project’s website readers and researchers will have access to over 1.1 million printed and digital books in Arabic and foreign languages.
That is not all, as there will also be 35,000 print and digital newspapers from around the world, nearly 500 rare collectibles, six million dissertations, around 73,000 music scores, 75,000 videos, approximately 13,000 articles, and more than 5,000 historical print and digital journals. Other modern touches include robots to respond to visitors’ inquiries. We cannot wait to check this out.
Open daily from 8am-11.55pm. Dubai Creek. (04 222 2025)
Disney resort offers round-the-world package trip to all 12 parks on private jet
With theme park attendances and tourism more generally recovering from the pandemic, Disney’s latest offering is its most luxurious yet, to fly 75 mega-fans around the world in July 2023, with VIP visits to Disney resorts in California, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris and Florida. The $109,995 per person price tag is based on two people sharing, with those who travel solo facing an additional surcharge of at least $10,995.
Across 24 days, there will also be stops at countries which do not have Disney parks, including tours of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India and Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza. According to its brochure, the “bucket list adventure” also includes a “rare opportunity to be a guest at Summit Skywalker Ranch,” founded by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas outside San Francisco.
Welcome to ‘Queer Britain’; London’s latest addition to LGBTQ museum
London recently became home to a museum dedicated to the LGBTQ community, called the Queer Britain museum. The new museum is centered around the history, achievements and struggles of the LGBTQ community. Situated at 2 Granary Square in London, the museum is built over two floors and features four gallery spaces and five exhibition areas along with a retail store. Entry to the museum is free and people are free to make donations. Also, the museum is accessible via lifts and ramps.
Another exhibit called, We Are Queer Britain, is slated for July 2022. The experience will comprise of 50 different voices to celebrate 50 years of Gay Pride in London and will run until spring 2023.
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