City’s science fest heads for Abu Dhabi

The Edinburgh International Science Festival has announced a collaboration with a new Science Festival in Abu Dhabi.

The event, taking place in November, is the first of its kind to be held in the capital of the United Arab Emirates and has been developed by the team from Edinburgh together with the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee.

Some 20 events from Edinburgh’s science festival will feature in the Abu Dhabi event and more than 40 trained communicators will travel there to lead local undergraduates. The nine-day festival will encompass interactive exhibits, fun workshops and spectacular shows.

Dr Simon Gage, director of the Edinburgh International Science Festival said: “Our interactive workshops for families are widely regarded as some of the best in the world.”