At its launch in 2016, the MBRF said the aim of the Dubai Digital Library was to provide advanced platforms that facilitate knowledge sharing of the Arab culture.
Few were carrying the usual bundles of shopping bags you'd expect to see at a retail haven.
Khaleej Times spoke to a host of different consumers to find out why they turned out on the first day.
About six months ago, Ali began volunteering with Animal Action UAE.
The school will open on October 1.
"They need to call 80060 and then we will take the appropriate action."
During their summer break.