The Museum of the Future in Dubai is located next to Emirates Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road. This new Dubai landmark spans 30,000 square meters and has height of 77 meters. It has an iconic shape which is instantly recognizable as you pass through the famous Dubai highway. The design is epitomised by its futuristic stainless steel façade with illuminated glazed Arabic calligraphy. Seven floors of exhibition space will showcase innovative and futuristic concepts, services, and products for the future of cities.
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.
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On October 3, 2020, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, said Saturday that the Museum of the Future is a global monument of urban excellence and a quintessential Emirati contribution to delivering a brighter future.
“A universal architectural icon, the Museum of the Future combines between our authentic Arab culture and far-reaching ambitions. It is a global engineering icon, but speaks the Arabic language,” His Highness stated while attending a ceremony marking the attachment of the final piece to the facade of the Museum of the Future, a fresh milestone in the final preparations for completing the future landmark which embodies the UAE’s unique urban achievements and adds to Dubai’s distinguished track record of architectural masterpieces.
“The Museum of the Future represents a global architectural and engineering icon that will be harnessed to build human miracles capable of using the museum to shape a better future,” Sheikh Mohammed said.
“We are not after architectural wonders, but we rather seek to unleash human potential to create a better future that abounds in miracles and testifies to the remarkable achievements made by the UAE. Dubai will continue to deliver architectural masterpieces as the world continues to be in progress for those who know exactly what they want,” His Highness continued.
The Museum of the Future, along with the Emirates Towers, the Dubai International Financial Centre and the Dubai World Trade Centre, represents an innovation-driven area that will drive sustainability and advance the development process, he added, noting that the museum has already gained global fame even before its opening thanks to its one-of-a-kind design.
.@HHShkMohd, in presence of @HamdanMohammed & @MaktoumMohammed, witnesses the placement of the last panel of the Museum of the Future’s facade, which symbolizes the start of the final phase of construction.https://t.co/VhSfvgPXjK pic.twitter.com/2PyebTumn0
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 3, 2020
“The Museum of the Future will bespeak urban excellence upon its completion,” Sheikh Mohammed affirmed while being shown around the progress of work at the landmark’s facade wherein he was briefed by the team of the Dubai Future Foundation, the body in charge of the project, on the key design techniques, architectural styles and state-of-the-art solutions wielded in accomplishing the cultural landmark which is set to be the one of the most beautiful architectures in the world.
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied during his tour of the museum by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation; H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; and Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Cabinet Member and Minister of Cabinet Affairs, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Dubai Future Foundation, the Managing Director of the Dubai Future Foundation.
During the visit, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum affirmed that Dubai and the UAE will continues on the path of creativity in various fields thanks to the talent and determination to lead in the field of creating the future.
I reviewed the installation of the final piece of the Museum of the Future, one of the most iconic landmarks in the world.Covering an area of 30,000 sq.m, the 7-storey column-less marvel stands at 77m high, with 1,024 Arabic Calligraphy panels on the façade manufactured by robots pic.twitter.com/cTBc8wous7
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) October 3, 2020
His Highness added: “We are working according to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid… Always seeking excellence and leadership. Today we stand before one of the most innovative buildings in the world. A testament to Dubai and the UAE’s leadership in creative design, engineering, and architectural uniqueness.”
“We are creating the future and developing future strategies that will mark the industry of the future. Our goal is to adopt new models for future governments by bringing about a comprehensive change in the system of governments, relying on our young national cadres who are able to take responsibility and turn challenges into opportunities.”
The Museum, which stands encased in stainless steel adorned with Arabic calligraphy, will upon completion represent a showplace for a new era – a center of creativity and hope where the visitor can see, touch and shape the country’s shared future. Combining elements of exhibition, immersive theater and themed attraction, the Museum of the Future invites its visitors to look beyond the present and take their place within possible worlds to come.
The Museum of the Future strives to be a place of tolerance where varied cultural, philosophical, social and spiritual outlooks are welcome.
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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.
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Google Map Location
The Museum of the Future is not yet open, but once it does, below is a map guide to its location: