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2018 UAE Innovation Month

The UAE Innovation Month is set to open in Abu Dhabi, where a series of events will mark the first week of the initiative on February 1-7. The event continues with its second week (February 8-14) in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah simultaneously, before moving on to Sharjah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain on February 15-21. It concludes its events in Dubai on February 22-28.

What to expect in each emirate

Abu Dhabi (February 1-7): Innovator 2018 and Abu Dhabi Science Festival (February 1-7) at Abu Dhabi Corniche;

UAE Hackathon Open Data Challenge (February 4-6), Khalifa University;

UAE University Science and Innovation Park open days (February 4-6);

Science Fair for Environmental Innovations (February 6-7) at Shaikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre.

Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah (February 8-14): First global Seaside Startup Summit for SMEs; Al Marjan Island RAK Environmental Carnival (February 8-12); Corniche Al Qawasim RAK 3d Revolution Exhibition (February 9), American University of RAK;

Fujairah Innovation Race (February 11); Castle Fujairah

Fujairah Innovation Journey (February 8-9); and Fujairah Fort (February 8).

Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain (February 15-21): Sharjah Panorama Project aims to narrate the life of His Highness Shaikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah (February 15-21) at Al Majaz Waterfront;

Events and innovations showcased at The Sharjah Centre for Astronomy (February 15-21);

Ajman Racing Innovation (February 15-17), Ajman Corniche;

Ajman Innovation Exhibition (February 15-21), Emirates Hospitality Hall;

UAQ Innovation Month Exhibition (February 19-20), Shaikh Khalifa Hall.

Dubai (February 22-28): National Science, Technology and Innovation Festival (February 15-19), Festival Arena;

Aeronnovation Summit 2018 (February 28), Dubai World Trade Centre;

Finovate (February 26-27);

Youth Scientists Innovation Laboratory (February 25), Dubai Youth Hub.