1001 Inventions Joins Dubai RTA in Celebrating UAE Innovation Week


“1000 Years of Innovation” from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation 

DUBAI, 20 November 2016: 1001 Inventions joined Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in celebrating UAE Innovation Week, a week-long national celebration of innovation across the UAE that aims to create and spread a culture of innovation in the country.

Through their collaboration, 1001 Inventions and Dubai RTA, are showcasing an interactive and engaging display “1000 Years of Innovation” that highlights some of the key innovative solutions and discoveries from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation that relate to mobility, cartography, the movement and spread of knowledge as well as some key technologies that still impact our lives today. 

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of Dubai RTA, inaugurated the exhibit that is using highly engaging technologies to bring life to centuries of innovation including augmented reality, interactive exhibits and gesture controlled games.

The exhibit is open for schools, RTA staff and the public until Thursday 24th November from 8.00am till 3.00pm at RTA Head Office.

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (centre) launching the 1001 Inventions exhibit on mobility and transport 

About UAE Innovation Week

UAE Innovation Week is a nationwide celebration of innovation for everyone in the UAE in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. It is one of the largest innovation initiatives in the world and a consolidated effort by government, the private sector and individuals to help create a widespread culture of innovation in the UAE and strengthen its position as a global hub for innovation.


About 1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions is an award-winning, British based organization that creates international educational campaigns and engaging transmedia productions aiming to raise awareness of the contributions to science, technology and culture from the Golden Age of Muslim Civilisation.

1001 Inventions has engaged with over 250 million people across the globe working with a network of international partners, including UNESCO, National Geographic and leading academics to produce interactive exhibitsshort films, live shows, books and classroom learning materials that are being used by hundreds of thousands of educators around the world.