The UAE has introduced a to get people to read more. The law includes measures to achieve a literacy rate. Government workers will have during working hours to read books. Private companies will have to create at their offices, factories and other . It will also encourage shopping centres to offer for public libraries. These libraries will be to use for people with reading . Even cafes will have to offer books and other reading to their customers.
The UAE's National Reading Law is the of President Sheikh Khalifa. The UAE has a National Strategy for Reading. This is a 10-year to create a country of " readers" and make reading a lifelong for adults and students. It also aims to get students to read an of 20 or more books a . The UAE's Minister of Education said the new law is: "A road for building a reading, civilised society of change, and a world leader in ." A university president said books and libraries still have their place in , even in the age of the Internet.