Prime Minister of the UAE, Vice-President, and Ruler of Dubai shared his vision of Dubai and his philosophy behind the Museum of the Future. His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum quoted,
“The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it. It isn’t something you await, but rather create.”
The Museum of the Future in Dubai envisions the future of humankind. It takes us on a ride to times ahead, and times unknown. It’s also an attempt to embrace new possibilities and imagine a future. It is based on the Dubai Foundation’s motto- imagine, design, and execute.
The building of the museum is a hollow silver ellipse with an Arabic calligraphy-infused exterior. The building consists of seven floors with no columns inside, making its design unique and a milestone in urban engineering. A poem of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is rendered in the calligraphy of Mattar Bin Lahej. The building is a low-carbon building and after dark, it is illuminated by 14 kilometers of LED lighting.
Shaikh Mohammed tweeted:
“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.”
We built the Museum of the Future as a global hub for scientists, thinkers and innovators – it is the ideal headquarters to develop the potential of our region’s finest minds. We will act as an incubator and accelerator for fostering Arab and global talent. pic.twitter.com/qKxPXBl5FP
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) January 4, 2022
The visitors are taken on time travel to 2071 by the foundation to a reimagined future full of new possibilities. The executive director of the Museum of the Future, Lath Carlson told BBC that they are focused on the human story of the future.
When will the museum open?
The museum will open on 22nd February 2022 after its opening ceremony. The museum will start receiving visitors from 23rd February. The invites have been delivered by a flying man in a jetpack.
How to visit the museum?
The entry ticket price to the Museum of the Future is Dh145. Child tickets will be available free of charge for children under 3. For senior Emirati citizens above the age of 60, one accompanying caregiver, and people of determination complimentary tickets are also available. Tickets can be purchased from their official MOTF website.
Here are the experiences you will find inside according to the website:
1. A New Moon
“Voyage to a space station 600km above the earth. Gaze out the window and witness how the moon could be transformed into a source of renewable energy for the entire planet.”
2. New Explorers
“Explore the space station and learn about the community of Pioneers living and working there. Observe the missions they undertake, study the things they invent and discover, and gaze upon the inspiration for it all – our beloved planet Earth.”
3. The Vault of Life
“Visit a DNA library of thousands of species, where you can explore, collect and contribute to the wonders of nature. Discover new species and participate in a global effort to repair the damages of climate change.”
4. A Digital Amazon
“Immerse yourself in a mixed reality recreation of the Amazon rainforest. See the interplay of hundreds of species and observe details invisible to the naked eye.”
5. The Centre
“Experience the restorative effects of movement, meditation and water. Immerse yourself in vibrations that rebalance electromagnetic fields and restore our natural rhythms. Beneath a dome of light and water, place the present on pause and imagine what could be.”
6. Future Heroes
It is Museum of the Future’s dedicated space for the children. Three main experiences – Imagine, Design and Build – “present children with opportunities to play and to learn through activities that encourage communication, collaboration and creativity”
7. A spa for the senses
“Travel to a sanctuary from digital life. Explore a spa for the senses where you are encouraged to disconnect from technology and reconnect to your mind, body, and spirit.”