The magazine simplifies complex scientific concepts in an effort to disseminate them among young Arabs
Dubai: A new collaboration between the Dubai Future Foundation and Haykal Media aims to launch the Arabic edition of Popular Science magazine, a world-renowned monthly scientific publication founded in 1872.
“Building the future requires a concerted effort from everyone, particularly from an empowered and knowledgeable young generation. Launching the Arabic edition of Popular Science magazine is a welcomed step in the right direction,” said Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of the Dubai Future Foundation.
He pointed out the magazine simplifies complex scientific concepts in an effort to disseminate them among young Arabs, and inspire them to direct their energy towards innovation and creativity.
“Popular Science is one of the world’s leading scientific and technological publications and a valuable source of information on the latest breakthroughs. Launching the Arabic edition of the magazine adds to the UAE’s mission to spread knowledge,” he said.
Al Gergawi explained the e-initiative empowers individuals and engages them in efforts to build the future, developing their skills and expertise to be effective and “future-ready leaders.”
“The United Arab Emirates is inspired and motivated to spread knowledge and innovation to build a better future for the region. The initiative will empower the Arab youth and scientists with cutting edge scientific findings,” he added.
Abdulsalam Haykal, Founder and Chairman of Haykal Media, publisher of Popular Science Arabia, explained that localising the content of one of the oldest scientific journals in the world provides the opportunity to Arab readers to access specialised, useful, and trustworthy content in their language.
“There is a hunger for knowledge in the Arab world, but there are few good quality sources available. Therefore, we see that there is a significant opportunity in investing in this sector over the medium and long-terms. There will also be wide-spanning and valuable impact on development and growth, through encouraging invention and scientific research, and in empowering youths to enter these fields,” he added.