The UAE’s “Wanna Read?” was established in 2013 by Shaikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan as a non-profit organisation to create a warm, friendly and stimulating environment in UAE hospitals to help children through their healing and rehabilitation process. Shaikha Shamma believes that an enjoyment of books should be encouraged in all ages and, therefore, “Wanna Read?” aims to promote reading and learning by providing this facility.

Hospitals across the UAE have set up reading corners as part of the initiative, encouraging children to read more to recover faster during hospital stays. Healthpoint hospital in Abu Dhabi is the latest hospital to add to its existing areas with a third corner in its new paediatric wing, making it the 16th reading corner in the UAE; visit