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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

Abu Dhabi's new library set to encourage more women to take a sporting chance 

Fatima bint Mubarak Sports Library has 800 titles to start with across journalism, physiology and photography

A new library in Abu Dhabi aims to spark female interest in sport. Courtesy Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy
A new library in Abu Dhabi aims to spark female interest in sport. Courtesy Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy

A women-only sports library has pitched up in Abu Dhabi, aiming to boost the number of females in the field.

Comprising more than 800 books, the Fatima bint Mubarak Sports Library forms part of the Abu Dhabi Ladies Club library.

Titles are in English and Arabic across subjects such as sports journalism, photography, marketing, sponsorship, physiology and more.

The initiative came about following the donation of titles by the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) to the club's library. The academy falls under the patronage of Sheikha Fatima, and the contribution aims to “fill the educational gaps that exist in sports in the UAE”.

It has also been designed to make information easily accessible as the FBMA seeks to increase the number of women in sports.

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Omniyat Al Hajeri from the FBMA said the library is a world-class facility.

“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," she said.

"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.”

For more information, visit fbma.ae