Tuesday, 17 October 2017

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi

As I was curious about what this WorldSkills competition really is all about, I decided to go have a look today after I picked the kids up from school. Tuesdays mean early finish for them, so we were at the Exhibition Center already by 2 pm.

The Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center (ADNEC) is massive, and we have been there before on several occasions, for Hunting and Equestrian Exhibitions and for Book Fairs to mention a couple. Today we just did a bit of a browse, and tried to spot NZ and Swedish competitors.

These two guys are competing as a team, in Mechatronics. It was their "supporter club" I took on a guide tour yesterday.

Lucas checked out the programmers...

... and Linnea the chefs and the bakers.

Only in this country will you see a Lamborghini Huracán police car..!

This area of the exhibition center smelled really good!

We found many Swedes, they are competing in 26 different fields, like web design, floristry, health and social care, aircraft maintenance, graphic design, visual merchandising, hairdressing and much more.

We also hit the Samsung booth, to test out some of their VR merchandise. Linnea went walking on a jungle canopy, something familiar..! Then both her and Lucas got strapped into this machine:

They got spun around in every direction! Apparently they were watching a space ship movie and it was a-w-e-s-o-m-e!

Here's a little clip for you to get an idea:


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