Born out of the ‘Maker’ movement that began some 13 years ago in the USA, Maker Faires are a global network of family friendly festivals showcasing community innovation, creativity and experimentation in all areas of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.
Open to anyone, of all ages and skill levels, each Faire brings together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists and students with commercial exhibitors.
The aim? To celebrate, share and inspire the vast world of inventiveness that’s normally hidden away in garages and kitchen tables, or that doesn’t otherwise get a chance of exposure beyond classrooms and science clubs.
At this year’s Maker Faire Dubai, participants will enjoy countless opportunities for hands-on immersion through workshops and activities. Typical projects range across microelectronics, 3D printing, drones, robotics and interactive art. There will also be a two-day hackathon, and a chance to learn about ‘FabLab UAE’. This related initiative is working to create an innovative future generation in the UAE by giving community centres and schools access to the latest digital fabrication technologies, tools and programmes.