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Support for Dubai’s ‘Year of Reading’ initiative

Books sold at nominal prices; Free exchange, donation of old and used school books; Edutainment and fun activities planned for children

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Oasis Mall on Sheikh Zayed Road has announced a month-long book drive to support the UAE’s ongoing ‘Year of Reading’ initiative.

To run from 13 October-12 November 2016, the book drive invites residents and visitors of Dubai and the neighbouring emirates to buy, donate or exchange books spanning varied genres and categories at nominal prices. School books can also be purchased or exchanged as part of the campaign.

Apart from the sale and exchange of books, Oasis Mall has put together a packed weekend agenda aimed at attracting children to the world of reading and literary activities. These include story-telling sessions, painting competitions and puppet shows for the duration of the drive.

The year 2016 has been declared the Year of Reading in the UAE. The initiative is aimed at creating a generation of book lovers and consolidate the UAE’s position as a global capital for culture and knowledge. 

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