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House of Wisdom, Sharjah

I paid what I’m sure will be many visits to this wonderful place. You can’t yet borrow, but there are many comfortable places to sit and read. Take your pick – a desk, a comfy chair with complete privacy overlooking the Scroll Monument, an armchair, a niche in the wall, a mini bed in a cubby in the wall (sorry, guys, this last one is only for ladies and children), all have individual lighting and USB ports. You could also sit in the indoor or outdoor gardens. There are meeting rooms available to rent and what a lovely setting for that. There is also both a restaurant and a cafe to sit and read or meet up with fellow students or just for a lunch date. You can find both Arabic and English books and I found several related to my study so it’s worth looking if you’re a student. I can see I’m going to be a regular here.

(The Scroll Monument marks Sharjah being the World Book Capital 2019.)

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