The Museum of the Future has opened in Dubai, welcoming visitors to what promises to be one of the destination’s most exciting attractions.
It will open on the historically significant 22/02/2022, next to the Emirates Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road.
According to authorities in the United Arab Emirates, the structure is a “architectural and engineering marvel, confidently straddling the past and the future and applying advanced technology to traditional artforms.”
It also’speaks Arabic,’ with the facade serving as a canvas for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s poetry, rendered in the calligraphy of Mattar bin Lahej.
The shape is futuristic, and the building hopes to “open a new path away from the high-rise towers that dominate skylines everywhere,” particularly in Dubai.
Killa Design conceptualized the project, which is made up of over 1,000 individual fiberglass and stainless-steel exterior elements.
Inside, visitors can expect to encounter immersive future environments that combine science and technology.
Outside, the museum has a garden with 100 plant species that reflect the UAE’s heritage and biodiversity.
Ghaf and sidr trees, as well as palm and acacia trees, are sprouting from the green plateau where the building stands.
“The museum builds on the visionary culture that has transformed the United Arab Emirates’ into one of the most advanced nations in the world in less than 50 years,” according to a press release issued ahead of the opening.
“We represent the spirit of bravery, optimism, and innovation that propels Dubai forward.”
“Like our hometown, the museum is a place of tolerance, welcoming diverse cultural, philosophical, social, and spiritual perspectives.”
“Our goal is to shine a light in the darkness: in an age of fear and cynicism about the future, we demonstrate that things can and must progress.”
The Museum of the Future is a Dubai Future Foundation initiative.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, founded the organization in 2016.
The museum claims to be a portal to a future world designed by visionary designers, artists, and filmmakers.
It incorporates exhibition, immersive theater, and themed attractions.
Each floor is designed to be like a futuristic film set that guests can inhabit, explore, and interact with.
Ticket prices for the Museum of the Future experiences in Dubai begin for at AED145 per person, with children under three years old admitted free.
Emirati citizens over 60, people with disabilities, and one accompanying caregiver will be admitted free of charge.
More information can be found on the official website.