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The 2017 edition of the Dubai Science Festival takes place from November 1-7 with Dubai Science Park as the festival's strategic partner and in association with GEMS Education. SciFest Dubai’s knowledge partners include Dubai’s KHDA and the UK National Space Academy.


The chief guest is Dr Abdullah Al Karam, Director General of Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority. 


The keynote speakers are Mark Jackson (American Theoretical Physicist, BDO  at Cambridge Quantum Computing, Founder and CEO of Fiat Physica) Simon Ings.(Arts & Culture editor, New Scientist magazine), Paul Epping (President, Singularity University Dubai Chapter) and Raya Bidshahri (CEO, Awecademy).


The theme of this year’s festival is Radical Disruption and the festival takes place at Mohammed bin Rashid University and various other schools, universities, and science venues in the city.


All workshops, panels, talks, and shows are free to attend. The aim is to celebrate science through the arts and promote scientific literacy and STEAM education.


Click here for the 2017 schedule of events .


Click here for the full programme of events.




Events for the 2017 festival are fully booked. Registration is closed.


Please contact for details of school incursions


2017 Science Festival hIGHLIGHTS

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


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