We’re now over halfway through the Abu Dhabi Science Festival, which will run at ADNEC until Saturday evening. The programme has proven to be immensely popular so far, with many shows fully booked every night with families looking for a taste of this new event for the Emirates.
Along with the public, the media have taken a large interest in the work going on in the festival. Last night, we were visited by Abu Dhabi TV which visited many of the events and interviewed science communicators, along with Team Leaders from Edinburgh International Science Festival.
Print press have also been chatting about the Festival, especially after the opening days’ events: ADNEC played host to VIP visitors and the seaside area of the Cornichem where Yves ‘Jetman’ Rossy made a dramatic entrance by soaring over the crowds strapped to a jetpack.
The ADNEC area was officially opened by Lt General Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, and has since welcomed many important local figures, including children of prominent Sheikhs. Although all visitors to the Festival are welcomed warmly, the sight of such prominent guests has sparked a pride in many of the communicators: this is a festival being taken seriously by the UAE and the start of something big.
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