Dubai’s Museum of the Future promises visitors an immersive experience that will allow them to imagine all that is possible for the world! This ambitious project of the Dubai Future Foundation, The Museum of the Future, is opening to the public on February 22, 2022. Let’s take a closer glimpse at what this marvelous calligraphy-inspired architectural marvel carries inside for its visitors.
THE MUSEUM OF THE FUTURE, DUBAI
This breathtaking project by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will provide a captivating insight into what the future holds for generations to come.
Already been rated by National Geographical as one of the 14 most beautiful museums in the globe, the pillar-less layout stands 77 meters tall and covers almost 30,000 sq. m. The museum is not only a visual and cultural phenomenon but also a trailblazer in terms of modern technology.
The powerful building in Dubai seeks to explore the future of artificial intelligence and other creative technologies. Apart from being a tourist attraction, the museum will provide a platform for advanced classes, specialized workshops, science talks, and prototype testing of the latest inventions.
INSIDE THE MUSEUM
Created by Killa Designs, the Museum of the Future Dubai is shaped like a shiny silver oval with an open center. Located next to Emirates Towers, it is separated into three units: the green hill, the building, and the void. The green hill symbolizes the earth, while the gleaming, futuristic building symbolizes humankind. Finally, the upper structure’s void represents innovation.
Art and poetry are prominent elements of the Museum of the Future’s building design. You will find Arabic calligraphy engraved on the exterior, including quotes related to the future from the Prime Minister of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Product, media, exhibition, and experience designers have crafted the content.
Three floors of the museum will focus on possible scenarios for outer space resource development, ecosystems, bioengineering, health, wellness, and spirituality.
The exhibition space has two linking bridges, with one bridge connecting to the Emirates Tower Metro Station and the other to Jumeirah Emirates Tower.
There is also a dedicated children’s floor, where they can explore and solve challenges on their way to becoming future heroes.
WHAT DOES THE SHAPE OF THE MUSEUM EMBODY?
The low-carbon, stainless steel-clad, the torus-shaped museum is meant to look futuristic and show that buildings can take different forms and still look attractive.
The shape represents Dubai’s perpetual energy and a vision of the future as we understand it via exhibitions, the architect Killa Design said.
The shape also represents humanity. The green mound on top is a symbol for the Earth and the void represents the unknown future.
The building’s windows are shaped in the form of Arabic calligraphy, designed by Emirati artist Mattar bin Lahej, which shows that the building ‘speaks Arabic’. The script is illuminated by 14 kilometers of LED lighting after dark.
WHAT IS WRITTEN ON THE FACADE?
The facade features the poetry of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, about his vision for the city’s future.
Translated into English, it says: “The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it. It isn’t something you await, but rather create.
HOW MUCH IS A MUSEUM OF THE FUTURE TICKET?
Museum of the Future ticket prices and details are as follows:
Entry ticket for 3-years-old and above – AED 145
Child entry ticket for under 3-years-old – Free
Person of Determination entry ticket – Free
Senior Emirate Citizen (60-years-old and above) ticket – Free
HOW CAN I GET TO THE DUBAI MUSEUM OF THE FUTURE?
Since the building is located on Sheikh Zayed Road, it’s easy to get to the museum by Dubai Metro. The Emirates Towers Metro Station on the Red Line is the closest, within a 5-minute walking distance of the venue.