The UAE has a new law to get people to read more. It includes many things to increase literacy. Government workers will have time to read books at work. Private companies will create libraries at their offices and factories. Shopping centres will have spaces for public libraries. These will also be for people with reading disabilities. Even cafes will have books and other reading material for customers to read.
The UAE's reading law is the idea of President Sheikh Khalifa. The UAE has a 10-year plan to make reading a lifelong habit. It also wants students to read 20 or more books every year. The UAE's Minister of Education said the new law would make a society that can quickly change and be a world leader in development. A university president said books and libraries are still important, even though we have the Internet.