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A Look into Dubai’s Museum of the Future

Dubai’s most recent and almost completed iconic structure in the heart of Downtown is The Museum of the Future, which is expected to be “an institution of innovation and creativity.” The ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE went to the site last week to view the placement of the final part of the Arabic calligraphy paneled façade.  

Seen from Sheikh Zayed Road, the building stands out with unique shape and calligraphy and is bound to become an important cultural landmark. In a statement, Sheikh Mohammed explained, “The museum will explore the future trends and opportunities in science, technology, and innovation. By making Dubai a testbed for emerging technologies, our aim is not merely to build another architectural marvel, but to build the foundation of tomorrow.” 

Due to open towards the end of 2020, the building is 77m high and 30,000m2 and was designed by Killa Design, an architectural company. The structure is highly detailed as it boasts 1,042 Arabic calligraphy panels which were manufactured by robots.

The museum itself is part of Dubai’s Future Foundation, and is devoted to exploring the “threats and opportunities” of the future and will be looking at ways to better the future of the planet and its inhabitants.

The Museum of the Future costed around AED500 million to create, and will be made up of 10 levels, each one dedicated to a different experience. Three of the floors will feature immersive experiences, looking at ecosystems, outer space, bio-engineering and even health and wellbeing. With something for everyone, a level dedicated to children will encourage them to explore and gain an interest in what the future may look like and how they can become inspired to be an important part of the country’s development in the future.

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