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You may not know this, but your library turns 50 this year!

From the Dubai days of the Trucial States, to a Dubai that is developed and dynamic,  the journey of The Old Library has been a sum of many parts! Click on this link to follow the story – History of the Old Library.

As part of the celebrations we will be conducting a daily raffle draw for all our members (except Fridays), from the 20th of October 2019 to the 20th of November 2019.  The winner of the draw will be given a Gift Coupon worth AED 50/- from Kinokuniya.

We have also invited the founder of the Library – Lady Margaret Bullard – to visit us in November and she has graciously accepted. We have kept a book out at the reception desk; we thought it would be lovely if our members could leave messages in this describing what the Library means to them. You could also email us your messages and we will print these out and paste them in the book.  We will be presenting this book to Lady Bullard when she visits us.


October Draw

Sun 20Mon 21Tues 22 Wed 23 Thurs 24 Fri 25Sat 26
Marcus FlanaganSobia PuriChloe YangKerry ThompsonRebecca WrightGopal RamachandranSajini Jijikumar
Sun 27
Mon 28
Tues 29
Wed 30Thurs 31
Babaldeep SinghAbhishek MundraElif IlgazliAnu ManojMeryum Yazdani

November Draw

     Fri 1Sat 2
Sumi ChaudhuryBhavani Venkat
Sun 3
Mon 4
Tues 5
Wed 6Thurs 7Fri 8Sat 9
Ebrahim MullaRyna GroverGhada SalemAashbir BhatiaRasha AlsaatiNaima BawanyDeanna Harrison
Sun 10Mon 11Tues 12Wed 13Thurs 14Fri 15Sat 16
Mariam AgambireMaria AlisultanovaKavin ShahLee JohnsonHannah Zaheer Urvi ShahSakina Murtaza Iqbal
Sun 17Mon 18Tues 19Wed 20
Martha AlejandreJyothi NambiarHayley BukamsinNishit Kumar

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