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Science lab for children opens in Dubai

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Opening the Forscherwelt Science Lab in Children’s City is part of the UAE’s ambition to provide children’s education that focuses on the future, innovation and science.

Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter

Children age 7-11 in UAE have now a permanent facility, Forscherwelt (Researchers’ World) Science Lab to get their hands on science experiment.

The Forscherwelt (Researchers’ World) Science Lab is the first in the Middle East by Henkel in partnership with Dubai Municipality’s Children’s City to inaugurate officially on Monday in the presence of dignitaries from government including Talib AbdulKareem Jilfar, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Services Sector; Dr Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel; Holger Mahnicke, German Consul General and Mustafa İlker Kılıç, Turkish Consul General.

The new, purpose-builT science centre is the first of its kind in the Middle East and is the largest Forscherwelt Science Lab for children anywhere in the world.

Eng. Dawood Al Hajiri, Director General of Dubai Municipality said, “Opening the Forscherwelt Science Lab in Children’s City is part of the UAE’s ambition to provide children’s education that focuses on the future, innovation and science. We are confident that our visitors from the region will benefit from our comprehensive local support and expertise to shape the future of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. We strongly believe that this is in line with the region’s focus on transitioning to a knowledge-based economy, and hope to promote innovation and R&D, as prescribed in the UAE 2021 National Agenda, through the Initiative.”

Naila Al Mansoory, Children’s City Section Manager – Dubai Municipality said, “Children in the UAE will be inspired to explore the fun and excitement in science thanks to the newly-opened Forscherwelt Science Lab for children in Dubai, built in partnership with Henkel. We are extremely proud to open this new, purpose-built education laboratory in our facility at Children’s City in line with our vision to provide educational performance and entertainment programmes. Moreover, we offer a range of exhibits and programmes on applied sciences, nature, space exploration, human body, local and international culture as well as a kid’s corner and a planetarium.”  Dr Simone Bagel-Trah, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board and the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel said, “To launch Forscherwelt here in Dubai is important for Henkel because it underpins our commitment to the Middle East, a dynamic growth region for us.”