The Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) held under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, is a globally awarded strategic initiative organized by the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee (TDC), which aims to inspire the nation’s youth through science-related hands-on activities, and is part of a wider strategy to build a talent base in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the UAE.
Since it began in 2011, the festival has attracted more than 370,000 visitors to a variety of locations in Abu Dhabi. The Festival has also reached out further to the community through events in Al Ain and Al Gharbia.
The footprint for ADSF will expand even further in 2014 as it returns with additional and new locations. The Festival is scheduled to run from 13-22 November 2014. This year’s host venue’s are: the Abu Dhabi Corniche (East Plaza), Al Ain Zoo and Al Majaz Waterfront in Sharjah. The new location in Sharjah is the first such activity venue situated outside of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and represents a significant expansion, allowing a wider UAE community to experience the learning, excitement and fun that comes with every ADSF.
ADSF 2014 will host even more exciting scientific experiences building on the success of the previous three editions. Visitors can look forward to an array of new workshops, shows and interactive exhibits. Alongside returning blockbusters such as Dig-up-a-Dinosaur, Surgery and CSI Crime Scene Investigation workshops, ADSF will showcase new science experiences in health, clean-tech, astronomy and mathematics.