Video Credit: Gulf News

Shatha Al Mutawa, Founder of Kutubna Cultural Center, explains to podcast host Maria Botros on this week's Tell Me Why podcast episode why the art of reading books is still appreciated by many.

  • Shatha: I left my job as a professor at the American University in Washington DC to start something new here in Dubai, the Kutubna Cultural Center
  • Kutubna is a community space, a place for creative people, and it combines a lot of things that I love which includes books, says Shatha
  • Shatha: We have a playroom and a reading room for children, where kids can do an activity related to the book they read
  • I thought it would be easy but it's actually hard to own a bookshop, says Shatha