UAE gets first dedicated sports library
The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) announced on Monday that it has contributed a number of books to the Abu Dhabi Ladies Club (ADLC) on the completion of the first dedicated sports library in the UAE — The Fatima Bint Mubarak Sports Library.
Under the patronage of Her Highness Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), FBMA made the contribution so as to align with the stated mission of its education and research department to fill the educational gaps that exist in sports in the UAE.
The library has been designed to make information easy and accessible to the Abu Dhabi community, as the FBMA strives to inspire an upswing not only in the number of women practising sports but also the number of women in the sports industry. The library boasts a number of volumes on sports journalism, photography, marketing, sponsorship, physiology and more.
Commenting on the newly opened facility, Dr Omnyat Al Hajeri from FBMA said: “The launch of The Fatima Bint Mubarak Sports Library is a major step in the growth of FBMA, as the academy continues to thrive since its inception in 2010. This world-class facility has filled the gap in education in sport that once existed, providing fast and easily accessible material for our community.
“We are confident that the launch of the library will in turn become a catalyst for other ladies across the UAE to participate in sport, whether it be journalism, marketing, physiology or other areas; a new field of interest and expertise now awaits them.”
Al Hajeri continued: “It is with great pleasure to see this library open and we are all excited at FMBA as we look forward to seeing how it will begin to enrich the lives of many women in sport from this day forward.”
The Fatima Bint Mubarak Sports Library will reside within the Abu Dhabi Ladies Club library and will be open to the Abu Dhabi community. The books have been carefully selected by a team of specialists at the FBMA with the library starting off with well over 800 volumes.