The coronavirus pandemic did not allow us organise a full scale SciFest 2020 event. Thus, the event only happened for the sponsored category of students who were Mubiru Jordan Pascal of St. Mary's College, Kisubi and Kobel Ian Richard of Ndejje Senior Secondary School.
This is what students are saying about our SciFest Dubai 2020
The SciFest 2020 was such a thrilling event despite the COVID 19. We had such a friendly Chaperone who actually considered our opinions on certain activities. I personally loved everything provided and mentioned in the Information Pack. None of it was of low standard. We did not really miss nany activities and did not need to wake up early or sleep late. In conclusion, the SciFest 2020 was an amazing event and i aspire to return for the next edition
The trip has been extremely wonderful and exciting filled with fun and amusement. It has really been a time of my life and one an unforgettable moment everyone should experience.
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The Green Planet is Dubai’s very own tropical rainforest, with more than 3,000 species of plants, animals and birds, this green oasis is a sanctuary of exotic flora and fauna. Our visit here aimed to educate students about the important role the tropical forest plays in the future of our planet. The bio-dome is made up of four levels: the Canopy, the Midstory, the Forest Floor and the Flooded Rainforest. Each level discusses the role and the importance every part of a rainforest plays. While here, students enjoyed various experiences from the sleepy Sloths, the fruit bats in their caves, feeding hungry piranhas, seeing agile squirrel monkeys climb and watch as colorful parrots and tropical birds fly past them through this truly unique interactive experience.
The Al Mahatta was the first airport in the UAE, built in 1932 and then turned into a museum highlighting the history of flight in the UAE and the region. It is a prominent place due to its unique collectibles that show man's first attempts to fly, to landing on the moon. The Al Mahatta was added to our itinerary to inspire students into the world of aviation with a complete history to the start of aviation in the world, and the revolution of space crafts over time.
Al Mamzar Park is the first smart park, and one of the beach parks that is characterized by its vast area spanning over 99 hectares with a unique location on Dubai's golden beaches. It has several recreational areas and amusement Sites.The Park was opened as part of the Arab Towns Organization Conference celebrations in April 1994. Adjacent to Sharjah's beaches, it is located on the Gulf's banks on the western side of Dubai's beaches. It is also located in Al Mamzar Residential Area along the Corniche and Al Mamzar Creek, next to the main highway leading to Sharjah
This is the first and the largest government educational center in the UAE shading light on the lively, mysterious and colorful world of the deep sea. The visit to the aquarium was purposed to make students reflect on the diverse marine creatures living in our marine environment, and learn the better ways of how to protect the marine life. And this was also one of the reasons the site was set up; to be a marine nature reserve where protectors and volunteers work hand in hand to protect it, making it a safe habitat for fish to grow and reproduce, and a suitable environment for coral reefs growth.
On day one, the students were taken for a Dubai city tour, premised to make them appreciate the Arabic world and their cultures. Among the many places visited included; The Gold Souk and Spice Souk Dubai, Dubai Creek, Dubai Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah Beach, Burj Al Arab Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah Dubai, Atlantis Hotel Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall, The Burj Khalifa, Dubai Marina, etc
The Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences (SCASS) serves to enrich research in the fields of astronomy and space sciences, promote these fields at all educational levels, and encourage community involvement in these sciences. At SCASS, students interacted with The Planetarium where they were driven by way of simulation out of the earth, viewed celestial space objects, visited other planets like Mars, Neptune, saw life at these planets and the possibility of human survival at these planets. The also interacted with the astronomy, space and physics educational displays while here
Sharjah Classic Cars teaches about the history of the automotive industry; a perfect destination for prospective automotive engineers. It displays vintage classic cars, motorcycles and bicycles of different brands dating back to the 20th century with the oldest car showcased in the museum dating back to 1897. Students were able to get an up-close look at classic car models and their specifications including Rolls Royce, Ford, Mercedes, Chevrolet, Bentley and many others. They read about the brilliant innovators who were behind the manufacturing of those glamorous cars, and admired the great efforts they exerted to offer humanity the greatest innovations that have contributed to the evolution of human civilization, as it provided mankind with the best means of transportation and travel.
The International Dubai Motor Show is the largest international automotive event in the world. The show brings together global manufacturers, distributors, industry specialists, key-buyers and an army of passionate motoring enthusiasts to enjoy exclusive car launches, interactive demonstrations and exciting features, lectures on the automobile technologies and so much more. It was surely a perfect destination for our students just after the Sharjah Classic Cars, the purpose of which is to instill a passion for our students into the love of the automotive industry and spark their creative abilities to design safer and better automobiles of the future. The show featured dedicated pavilions for every motoring passion, from super cars and custom bikes to specialist zones for tuning and customization.