x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Abu Dhabi science festival to tour Northern Emirates

The third annual festival kicks off today and will run to November 23 with this year’s edition taking place at Abu Dhabi’s du Forum on Yas Island and the Abu Dhabi Corniche.

Youngsters from across the country will learn more about technology as the Abu Dhabi Science Festival goes on tour. Fatima Al Marzouqi / The National
Youngsters from across the country will learn more about technology as the Abu Dhabi Science Festival goes on tour. Fatima Al Marzouqi / The National

The Abu Dhabi Science Festival is aiming to expand the horizons of the country’s youth by involving thousands of students.

The event is reaching out to youngsters who cannot attend exhibits in the capital by visiting communities in Al Ain, Al Gharbia, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain.

The third annual festival begins tomorrow at the du Forum on Yas Island and on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche (East Plaza) and runs until November 23.

“We are thrilled to engage with all our future scientists and engineers that live across the UAE by bringing this science extravaganza to them,” said Neama Al Marshoudi, manager of content, science and technology development, at the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee.

“Our touring activities will inspire and captivate our young visitors as they will have the chance to build and race speeding cars, construct kaleidoscopes, programme robots and experience many other exciting activities.”

The festival will host even more exciting scientific experiences this year, building on the success of the previous events.

Visitors can look forward to new workshops, shows and interactive exhibits. Alongside returning favourites such as Dig-up-a-Dinosaur, ER Surgery and CSI Crime Scene Investigation workshops, the festival will showcase new advances in health, clean technology, astronomy and mathematics.

The tour will visit Al Ain Zoo on November 14 and 15 and on November 22 and 23, Madinat Zayed Garden on November 16, Fujairah Corniche on November 17 and 18, Ras Al Khaimah Corniche on November 19 and 20, and the Umm Al Quwain Cultural Centre on November 21.

Through the festival’s collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the tour of the Northern Emirates will accommodate organised school visits in the mornings then open to the general public and families.

The event will also include mobile units touring across the emirate with Busking Bikes, consisting of impressive and explosive science experiments.

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