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Dubai Crown Prince launches world's largest Arabic audio library

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Abu Dhabi, Dec 7 (IANS/WAM) bin has launched the largest Arabic audio library in the world.

The Audio Library, which targets seven million visually impaired people in the Arab world, was an initiative undertaken by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in collaboration with the website

The launch of the initiative on Thursday coincided with International Volunteers Day.

Mattar Al Tayer, of of the RTA attended the inauguration of the library along with Abdullah Al Basti, of the Executive Council of

The marked the launch by uploading the first book to the Dubai Audio Library, Zayed Diwan, a collection of 87 poems written by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, of Dubai.

The RTA was seeking to provide 300,000 books in Arabic. More than 10,000 volunteers will convert Arabic books into digital format and edit them before uploading them to the website.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 18:34 IST
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