The UOK opened Al-Mutanabi Gate, which links it to the holy Kufa neighborhoods, in the presence of the President of the UOK, Prof. Dr. Akeel Abed Yaseen, in addition to the governor of Najaf, Mr. Adnan Al-Zurfi, his deputy Talal Bilal and Mrs. Zainab Al-Ilwi, a member of the provincial council.
Al-Mutanabi Gate is one of the regional development projects in the province of Najaf which cost 600 million dinars for its construction. It consists of a street that goes back and forth with an arch to protect the archeological sites in the region. This gate also facilitates the passage for members of the university and reduces the traffic jam on the other three gates. The opening was attended by professors, university students and a number of associates.