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ADSF 2014 combines proven and popular science-related activities with new content, as well as shows to astound all who will attend, providing a rich and fun experience for the whole family.
As an indication of how ADSF is enthusing young visitors from the organised school tours, Rotha Saeed Al Kbi, an 11 year old said: "This is my first time at the Abu Dhabi Science Festival and we love it.
Mohammed Fadhil Al Mazroui, Al Majaz Waterfront manager, said, "We are extremely pleased to be welcoming the ADSF to Al Majaz Waterfront and very proud that it was chosen to be among the venues to host this significant event.
Now in its third edition, ADSF is pushing further towards realising its aims of instilling a passion for science and technology within our youth.
Science festivals are a global best practice format of science popularisation, and the success and popularity of the ADSF proves there is a thirst for such knowledge in the UAE.
ADSF 2013 has already received glowing reports and feedback from around the world, with many comments commending the festival's continuous progress year-on-year.
Last year, the ADSF also included school tours, which were attended by 16,000 pupils from public and private schools across the emirate.
We welcomed over 80,000 visitors in addition to students from over 200 schools from across the emirate, which exceeded our expectations, given that this is the inaugural edition of the festival," Wissam Kabbani, director of the Science and Technology Promotion Department at the Technology Development Committee, organisers of ADSF, said.
Dolphin Energy has sponsored ADSF for the past two editions as well as this year and intends to engage youth in science, technology and innovation (STI).
ADSF engages the emirate's youth and sparks their curiosity in Science, Technology and Innovation as part of a long term plan to invest in the development of a world-class talent base.
To keep students protected and increase their awareness level, the National Electronic Security Authority (NESA) will bring to ADSF 2013 an electronic detective hunt called 'Codecrackers', which takes youngsters between the ages of 10 and 14 through the twists and turns of virtual data in tracking down a malicious hacker.