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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Shaikh Isa Cultural Centre and National Library

"His Majesty King Hamad will officially open the BD20 million Shaikh Isa Cultural Centre and National Library in Juffair, Bahrain, this afternoon as part of the ongoing National Day and Accession Day festivities. His Majesty and other leaders will be received by Supreme Islamic Council chairman and the centre's board of trustees chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalid Al Khalifa. The landmark cultural edifice, the biggest of its kind in the GCC, is a tribute to the late Amir His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa. Affiliated with the Royal Court, the centre will offer readers and researchers a wide range of books in all fields of human knowledge. It will also host cultural and scientific activities, exhibitions, conferences and forums" - Gulf Daily News

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