The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a new law to get people to more. The law a large number of measures to the government's wish for a higher literacy rate. Government employees will have paid time during working hours to books. The law private companies to create libraries at their offices, factories and other workplaces. It will also encourage shopping centres to spaces to set up public libraries so people can read when they shopping. These libraries will be easy to for people with reading disabilities. Even coffee shops at shopping malls will to offer books and other reading materials to their customers.
The UAE’s National Reading Law was by President Sheikh Khalifa. In May of this year, he the National Strategy for Reading, which a 10-year goal to a nation of "avid readers". It aims to reading a lifelong habit for 50 per cent of the nation's adults and 80 per cent of school students. It also to get students to an average of at least 20 books a year. Hussain Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, said the new law is: "A road map for building a reading, civilised society capable of change, and a world leader in development." Dr Tod Laursen, President of Khalifa University, that in the age of the Internet, it still important for books and libraries to their place in society.