United Arab Emirates 2nd Edition

In cooperation with the Children’s City, the SciFest Dubai and the Fujairah Media & Culture Authority and with the support of Mercedes-Benz as the main sponsor, the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region organized the Science Film Festival in the United Arab Emirates for the second time.

Screenings took place from October 31 to November 9, 2014, in Dubai at the Children’s City and in Fujairah at the Fujairah Science Centre. Films were complemented with experiments, hands on activities and games to explain and re-enact the scientific correlations. Moreover the festival invited the show hosts Kåre and Emil of the Danish TV production “The Nerd Academy” to present their exciting experiments in a live science show. Additionally, robot demonstrations by Dr. Frank Dittmann of the Deutsches Museum München (Deutsches Museum – Masterpieces of Science and Technology) and Dubai-based company Edutech invited visitors to witness what robots can do and how they could help us in our everyday life.

For the first time the Goethe-Institut also organized a Science Day in Doha as a one day version of the Science Film Festival. In cooperation with the German International School selected films were screened and content related activities engaged the students of the PASCH school in Doha. The Science Film Festival reached a total audience of 5 112 visitors in the United Arab Emirates and 100 visitors in Qatar.

North Africa and the Middle East

The Pre Jury

Ayman Elsayed
Ayman Elsayed holds a Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communications, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University ...


Dr. Osama Rayis

Dr. Osama Rayis
Dr. Osama Rayis is a leading scientist and General Manger at Africa City of Technology in Khartoum, Sudan ...


Samar Darwish Kirresh
Samar Darwish Kirresh is the Senior Researcher leading the Empowerment Programme at the Walid and Helen Science Education Project ...


Ayah Younis
Ayah Younis specializes in hands-on educational programs that are developed scientifically ...