Dubai, March 2016: As the leading electronic information provider for Arabic content from the Middle East, Africa & Asia, Al Manhal constantly strives to be a pioneer in the e-content movement. Priding itself on being the globe’s sole provider of full-text searchable Arabic information, Al Manhal’s cutting-edge technology and innovative practices have enabled millions in accessing thousands of eBooks, eJournals, eTheses, intelligence reports and conference proceedings from the leading publishers and research institutes across the Middle East, Africa & Asia.


The latest in the company’s string of developments and in response to the company’s ever-growing fan base, Al Manhal is proud to announce the launch of its Arabic e-Bookstore application for iOS. The customized application combines the best of functionality and convenience, allowing book lovers all over the world to access thousands of Arabice-books at the touch of a finger.


This step comes in line with the "Arab Reading Challenge" that was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, making 2016 the year for Arabic reading. It is considered the largest Arab project to encourage students in the Arab world to read, with more than a million students committing to read 50 million extracurricular books during every academic year.


On the occasion of the launch, Al Manhal CEO Mohamad Al Baghdadi stated, “The introduction of Al Manhal iOS Bookstore application further strengthens the company’s position as the leading full-text searchable Arabic information provider by giving our customers and users more options for interacting with our educational offerings.”


Covering an impressive and all-encompassing 25 topics of interest ranging from art to business and economics, architecture and design, Islamic banking & finance, Islamic studies, political science & international relations, history, geography & biography, educational sciences, as well as human and social sciences. With a library containing thousands of books from hundreds of publishers, Al Manhal iOS promises to be the go-to library of choice for Arabic readers everywhere.


Making the experience all the more personal, Al Manhal’s iOS App utilizes an option that enables patrons from institutional libraries with an active subscription to Al Manhal databases, to freely access their favorite titles offline, on their personal iPhones or iPads. The fluid technology allows readers to build their own library, in order to create adaptable browsing and reader experience like never before.



Al Manhal is the leading Arabic electronic information provider. We are the world’s only provider of full-text searchable databases of scholarly and scientific publications from the Middle East, Africa & Asia. Al Manhal combines deep publishing and library expertise with best-in-class technology to enable university, government, corporate, school and public library users to efficiently discover and access thousands of eBooks, eJournals, eTheses, intelligence reports, and conference proceedings from the Arab and Islamic worlds’ leading publishers and research institutes.