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 The 2020 edition of the Dubai Science Festival takes place from 23 - 31 Jan. SciFest Dubai’s knowledge partners include Dubai’s KHDA and the UK National Space Academy.

The theme of this year’s festival is Emerging Technologies and the festival takes at various schools, universities, and science venues in the city.


The aim is to celebrate science through the arts and promote scientific literacy and STEAM education. 


The 2020 edition of SciFest Dubai is presented in partnership with Awecademy - a future-focussed educational organization based out of Toronto, Canada, that is disrupting traditional high school curricula and inspiring students to bring about civilisation-level change. Through an online platform and off-line programs, Awecademy future-proofs high school students, educators, and industry leaders with new smarts and critical survival skills by combining innovative curricula with machine learning, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technology.


Click here for the 2020 schedule of events.


Click here for the full programme of events.


Please contact for details of school incursions


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See below for a few highlights of this year's festival


Opening Ceremony | Thursday 23 January 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Emerging Technologies: The Future of Work, Education & Humanity's presence in Space

We are living through a remarkable time in human history. Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Robotics and 3D Printing are advancing at an exponential rate. These emerging powerful tools are creating a future where we have access to an abundance of resources, live on Mars, or even upload our consciousness into machines. But are we prepared to live in such a world? This series of talks will provide our youth with an overview of the future of work, education and humanity as a whole.  



Click here for the full programme of events and to register.

Workshops |  Emerging Technologies: The Future of Work, Education & Humanity
Secondary School Workshops | Ages 13-16
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Workshops Emerging Technologies: The Future of Work, Education & Humanity
Primary School Workshops | Ages 10-12
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where will the festival be hosted this year? 

The opening ceremony on 23 Jan 2020 and closing event on 1 Feb 2020 will be hosted at Dubai Future Foundation’s AREA2071, in Emirates Towers. All other events (solar viewing, stage shows, meteorites talk, and workshops) will be hosted in schools in Dubai that register with us. You are welcome to host events for your students at your school. 


Can we host events at our school? 

Yes, when you confirm a booking for an event, the SciFest Dubai team will come to your school to provide the programming. 


Is there a participation fee for the events? If so, how much? 

The participation fee is AED30 per student per event. 


Is there a minimum or maximum number of students required for the events?  

For hosting events at your school for your student, the following outlines the number of students required  per session(minimum-maximum): 


Solar-viewing: 40-60 students

Workshop: 20-30 students

Storytelling & Mobile Planetarium: 20-30 students 

Science Stage Show: 50-200 students (depending on school auditorium capacity) 

Meteorite Talk and Museum: 50-200 students (depending on school auditorium capacity) 


How can I make a registration for an event?

You can make a booking via this registration link. Please enter the events that you are registering for and the confirmed number of students. A member of the SciFest Dubai team will then contact you to confirm the details of your registration. 


When is the registration deadline? 

Registrations will be confirmed on a first-come-first served basis. The deadline to register your school is January 10th 2019. Please note that in all previous years, registrations for the festival have filled up weeks in advance. 


Will students receive certificates for their attendance? 

Yes, students will receive digital certificates for their attendance. In order to receive these, the school educators are required to email the full names of all the students within ten days of the festival.


Click here for the full programme of events and to register.



Please contact for details of school incursions


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