Last month, culture lovers enjoyed free entrance to the Dubai Museum and Etihad Museum. Although these museums feature ancient artifacts, historic exhibits, and past events, there’s a up-and-coming museum that will focus on what lies ahead… the Museum of the Future.
As the name suggests, the Museum of the Future is hailed as “a unique incubator for futuristic innovation and design.” It is currently being constructed in Dubai, and is set to open in 2019.
Futuristic Museum Opens Next Year in Dubai
For the past five years, organisers have held futuristic exhibitions during the World Government Summit. Based on these exhibits, the Dubai Future Foundation was conceptualised, along with the Museum of the Future, which will be “the world’s largest home to tomorrow’s trends.”
On its official website, the Museum of the Future features this quote:
“The Museum of the Future will be an incubator for ideas, a driver for innovation, and a destination for inventors and entrepreneurs from around the world.”
— His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai
Past Exhibits at the World Government Summit
Since 2014, the Museum of the Future has been showcasing multi-sensory exhibits at the World Government Summit in Dubai. These included interactive exhibits about the future: food security, government services, smart cities, climate change, and artificial intelligence.
Museum of the Future Accelerator Challenge
Since April 30th of this year, the Museum has been inviting technology companies to join the “Accelerator Challenge.” This is a six-week program wherein selected companies will work together with the Dubai Future Foundation, testing interactive technologies for the Museum.
The challenge is open to big and small companies that have already launched core technologies and demonstrated use cases of their products. The six-week program begins on July 1st. Interested companies are invited to apply through the Museum of the Future website.
Indeed, the Museum of the Future is bound to be one of Dubai’s most exciting attractions! Meanwhile, another “futuristic” project is already open to the public. The Dubai Frame, which stands at 150 metres high, is another testament to the creativity and uniqueness of Dubai.