More than 110,000 visit Abu Dhabi Science Festival this year
ABU DHABI // The Abu Dhabi Science Festival 2016 attracted more than 110,000 visitors during its 10-day run, which came to a close last month.
Held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and organised by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec), the popular festival, part of the UAE Innovation Week, inspired young minds to look at the world through inquisitive eyes by taking part in one of more than 67 science activities and workshops.
About 40 per cent of the workshops and were developed with partners across the UAE and proved hugely popular with visitors, adding cultural relevance to the festival and supporting Abu Dhabi’s key industry needs, organisers said.
Dr Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, director general of Adec, thanked everyone who contributed to the success of the 2016 edition of the ADSF and highlighted the festival’s ongoing role in supporting Adec’s aim to build a new generation of world-class learners.
“With each passing year, the ADSF continues to offer our youth exposure to the wondrous world of science, with a variety of fun, exposure and scientific activities,” said Dr Al Nuaimi. “The festival has been successful in sparking our children’s curiosity, building their interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (stem) and supporting the government’s mission to develop an innovative talent base, equipped with 21st century skills, in the crucial industries of science and technology.”
Updated: December 4, 2016 04:00 AM