There’s a story about His Highness Sheikh Doctor Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah.
When Sheikh Sultan was a boy his father, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saqr Al Qasimi (may God grant him mercy,) gave him a golden dagger as a gift. Now, Sheikh Sultan had a deep reverence for books. So much so that at 12 years old he mortgaged that dagger, that priceless family heirloom, to buy books.
It is that enthusiasm in the search for knowledge that drives us.
Founded in 2014 by
SBA’s vision and purpose are defined by the Ruler of Sharjah, a scholar, author, and an avid reader. We want future generations to grow up with his passion for books and culture. His mission to create a nation of readers is the driving force behind everything we do.
Our mission is to connect with the world using books as a medium. We do this in a number of ways: