Abu Dhabi Science Festival 2011
The Abu Dhabi Science Festival brings the wondrous fun of science to the UAE through the first large-scale community engagement event of its kind in Abu Dhabi.
From Friday 18th November to Saturday 26th November 2011, you are invited to take part in this awe-inspiring science festival held under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE armed forces.
This exhilarating nine day festival is the first of its kind to ever take place in the UAE. Whether it’s about dinosaurs, electricity or flying, your adventure at the festival will be truly unforgettable with over 150 of the world’s most amazing experiences covering different fields of science, technology and innovation. Although it is designed primarily to excite and spark the curiosity of young visitors between the ages of 5 and 15, just about everyone who attends will have a blast. So, grab your friends and family and head down to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) and the Corniche for an action packed adventure filled with interesting experiments, intriguing workshops and exciting shows.
Please note Corniche will be open to public on Saturday, November 19th.
Public Festival Timings:
Weekdays: 16:00 – 21:00
Weekends: 14:00 – 21:00
Corniche – West Plaza
Weekdays: 17:00 – 22:00
Weekends: 14:00 – 22:00
Discover the possibilities …
Science around the world has inspired young minds to look at the world with inquisitive eyes, to question the science behind everyday things, to understand how and why something works, and then perhaps to wonder how it could work better, faster, safer or more efficiently. The Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) is an event with the vision to spark the curiosity of the Emirate’s youth in science, technology and innovation. Why all this? Because it will develop their critical thinking skills and instill a passion for science, technology and innovation in their hearts. Ultimately it will inspire them to consider related careers which helps build the Emirate’s world class talent base in line with Abu Dhabi 2030 vision.
Before and during the festival there will be so much happening thr
oughout the capital, including activations at schools and public hot spots. Abu Dhabi will be buzzing with excitement and intrigue about science. During its nine day run the festival will achieve broad community engagement as it will welcome tens of thousands of children and family visitors while being delivered by hundreds of enthusiastic higher education students that have been selected and trained to act as Science Communicators. They will run hands-on workshops, help you with experiments and answer all sorts of curious questions that you may have.
The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC) will house the largest number of the festival’s attractions where you can experience awesome interactive shows, exhibits and carry out mind-boggling experiments with your friends and family making the experience even more fun and memorable. And who knows? You might discover something revolutionary!
At the Corniche, there will also be exciting interactive experiences and shows with the main attraction being the international blockbuster exhibition, 1001 Inventions, where you can embark on an exhilarating journey that unveils the marvelous heritage of innovations and discoveries of the Arab and Muslim civilization.