Smart Book Club

In response to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, declaring the year 2016 as the year of reading, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University Library is glad to announce a new initiative: "Smart Reading Club", which will provide many books in Arabic and English covering variety of topics. This initiative aims to disseminate knowledge and encourage the community to enrich their general information.



Smart Book Club initiative aims to encourage reading and innovation, and this initiative includes, in part, a competition supervised by a group of academics. The jury selects four participants to win the competition, and Hamdan Bin Mohamed Smart University will award them prizes and recognition.


  • Increase awareness about the importance of reading.
  • Develop the habit of self-learning and continues learning.
  • Develop the ability of analytical and critical thinking through the “Best Review" competition.
  • Encourage knowledge dissemination among readers from different cultural and cognitive levels
  • Supporting the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Initiative (Arab Reading Challenge).
  • Encouraging the student community in universities in the Arab world to achieve the vision of the resumption of civilization.
  • Contribute to the promotion of lifelong learning.


How to participate

• Register in the Smart Book Club platform.

Age group 7-11: Writing a story in Arabic entitled "How to organize your time" in which the child descripts how to organizes their time to study, enjoy hobbies and play.

Age group 12-17: Writing an English topic on “Sustainability Uses and Applications” that elaborate on conservation of resources for future generations, reducing water, energy and food wastage, and ensuring the reduction of gas emissions.

Age group 18 and above: Submitting a research paper in one of the following areas: Excellence in Quality or Smart Learning (e-learning).

All ages: Writing a classical Arabic poem entitled "The Fifty Years" to complement the extra ordinary journey of the first fifty years of the UAE's history, and the preparation for an effective and sustainable transformation for the next fifty years.

• Upload all submissions to the platform before the deadline


Terms and Conditions

• The participant must adhere to one participation only. None of the submissions will be accepted if the same participant has more than one submission.

• The submitted work must be original, and not previously published.


• Age Group 7-11:

- Entries must be in Arabic language.

- The maximum number of words is 1000 words.

- Do not include any pictures.


• Age group 12-17:

- Submissions must be in English language.

- The maximum number of words is 1000 words.


• Age range 18 and above:

- The research paper must be in English language.

- The research paper should follow internationally recognized academic standards and should include an introduction, literature review, research methodology, research results, implications for future research and references.

- The research paper must be around 4000 words, which includes number of words, text, tables, references and appendices.

- The research paper must be original, and

- It must not be previously published in whole or in part;

- It must not be accepted for publishing elsewhere;

- It must not be under review to be included in a publication elsewhere.

- Please follow the attached guidelines while writing your research paper:


• All ages:

  • Submissions must be in English language.
  • number of verses of the poem should not be less than 10


• For all age groups, except for the Age range 18 and above “the research paper”, intellectual property and copyrights of all submissions are granted to Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, and can be used by the Universirty for marketing and advertising purposes.

• In any case, and under any circumstances, the decisions of the jury are final, decisive, and no deliberations or review requests will be accepted.

• The deadline for receiving all submissions is on May 31, 2022.

• The jury will evaluate all submissions. The University will announce the names of the winners and organize a ceremony to award and honor them.