Abu Dhabi Science Festival set for return

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The Abu Dhabi Science Festival has the formula for success yet again – after announcing a mega line-up of family-friendly fun spanning two venues.

The seventh annual extravaganza, which runs from November 9 to 18, will feature a superb 71 activities – 40 of which are brand new this year – taking place at both Khalifa Park and Al Ain Zoo.

The brilliant blend of education and entertainment will include Dig-up-a-Dinosaur, The Secret Life of Coral, Imaginary Playground and Water Robot.

More than 40 percent of the offerings are being provided by local science education organisations who will be helping to spark young minds.

Grassroots groups involved in the science spectacular include New York University Abu Dhabi, Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Iftah Ya Simsim-Bidaya Media, Spacetoon International FZ-LLC, Tiny Dreams Nursery.

The fantastic festival of learning has been organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) in partnership with a host of government organisations and private firms, such as Marina Mall and Dalma Mall, Dolphin Energy and Mubadala and Emirates Transport.

Engineer Sanad Humaid Ahmed, Deputy Chairman of the Innovation Committee and ADEK’s Knowledge Management Acting Division Manager, said: “The support of local companies and organizations has been instrumental to the sustained success of the ADSF. We would like to extend our appreciation to the 20 distinguished locally-based organizations and companies that have generously shared their time, effort and expertise to ensure a memorable and highly productive experience for students this year. Their participation helps add local dimensions to the festival, while nurturing the nation’s future scientists and technologists with STEM related learnings.”
For more information on the events taking place at both Al Ain Zoo and Khalifa Park, visit www.abudhabisciencefestival.ae.

By Paul Clifford
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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