While Abu Dhabi pours $27 billion into building five museums, including a Guggenheim designed by Frank Gehry and a Louvre designed by Jean Nouvel, another planned project will help expand Arabic libraries.
As part of efforts to transform the emirate into the cultural lodestone of the Middle East, the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, or Adach, has chosen 100 books to be translated into Arabic.
Yet another great initiative coming from other Gulf countries. While others are busy building great learning institution or centers of art and culture, the only thing that seems to pop up around here is restaurants! Rather than becoming financial and trade center maybe we should stuff ourselves and become the food center of the Gulf and start translating cookbooks into Arabic.