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Nobel Exhibition 2018 to open on February 4

The exhibition in Dubai’s City Walk will highlight an important category of the Nobel Prize — chemistry

Staff Report
16:37 February 1, 2018

Dubai: The fourth Nobel Exhibition in Dubai will open to the public on February 4 with a focus on chemistry this year, the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) announced.

To be held in Dubai’s City Walk, the annual exhibition is being organised by MBRF in collaboration with the Nobel Foundation under the theme “Nobel Prize in Chemistry — Connecting Elements”.

This year, the exhibition highlights an important category of the Nobel Prize — chemistry — focusing on the achievements of Arab and Muslim chemists, who played a key role in establishing the foundations of this science.

The event also sheds light on the discoveries made by Nobel Prize laureates in chemistry, particularly Egyptian chemist Ahmed Zewail, underlining the role that these discoveries — as well as other achievements by Nobel Prize winners — play in improving people’s lives.

Jamal Bin Huwaireb, MBRF’s CEO said the Nobel Museum amplifies MBRF’s role as a leader in the knowledge industry, bringing ambitious initiatives to the table — initiative that support the creation and dissemination of knowledge. This, he said, in turn supports the UAE’s strategy to build knowledge-driven, future-ready sustainable societies.

“The Nobel Exhibition 2018 reaffirms the strong strategic partnership the Foundation has forged with the prestigious, world-class Nobel Foundation,” Bin Huwaireb said. “This partnership allows us to offer, every year, a standout knowledge event to science enthusiasts, as well as the wider general public. The annual exhibition encourages the youth to embrace innovation and creativity and become active players in the development of their societies and a part of the knowledge industry.”

The Nobel Exhibition 2018 is made up of five sections, showcasing the achievements of Nobel laureates in five different areas of chemistry, namely: Chemistry of Life, Chemical Reactions, Elements, Molecules, and Chemistry Changing the World.

Dr Olov Amelin, Director of the Nobel Museum in Sweden, said this year’s edition of their exhibition in Dubai is set to introduce science enthusiasts and experts alike to the vast field of chemistry.

“The exhibition showcases chemistry’s many contributions to humanity’s understanding of the world around us, as well as its benefits and positive impact on people’s everyday lives. It is our hope that the Nobel Museum would inspire young Arabs to contribute to future discoveries in chemistry and sciences in general,” he said.

Held under the patronage of MBRF Chairman, Shaikh Ahmad Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the 2018 exhibition will run until March 3.

What: 2018 Nobel Exhibition

Where: City Walk

When February 4 until March 3, 2018