2016 Abu Dhabi Science Festival open
The 2016 Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) opened yesterday at Umm Al Emarat Park and Al Ain Zoo. Now in its 6th edition, ADSF is the largest annual science festival in the region and has been attended by more than 600,000 visitors since its inception.
ADSF is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and is organised by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). Edinburgh International Science Festival is a strategic partner for the festival, helping the organisers to programme and deliver a world-class event.
Director of Edinburgh International Science Festival Dr Simon Gage said: “We are thrilled to be working with ADEC and FLASH Entertainment on programming and delivering the 2016 Abu Dhabi Science Festival. It’s wonderful to see how ADSF has matured since its first outing in 2011. This year the festival programme has grown by 20% compared with the previous year and includes another fantastic line-up, packed full of exciting interactive activities that are certain to inspire the next generation of local scientists and engineers.”
On its opening day, ADSF was visited by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He was accompanied on his walk around the festival site in Umm Al Emarat Park by Edinburgh’s Lord Provost. They briefly visited some of the exciting interactive activities on offer including the Microplanes, Smartphone Microscope, Lego Sports Stars and Splat workshops.
The festival, which aims to spark the interest of the nation’s youth with science and technology, is open from 17–26 November 2016. It is showcasing exciting, engaging and educational activities for the whole family from fun workshops to interactive exhibits and spectacular shows.
Visit the Abu Dhabi Science Festival website to find more about this year’s event.