Dubai has opened its “Museum of the Future” (MOTF) on the historically significant palindrome date, February 22, 2022. It is billed as the country’s most high-tech and magnificent attraction, if not the entire world.
With its location next to the Emirates Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road, the museum offers a peek into the world 50 years from today.
Exhibiting and predicting how artificial intelligence will work on next-generation solutions, augment reality and identify potential threats, enhance and revolutionize human life for the better.
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National Geographic has called it one of the world’s 14 most beautiful museums; the fiberglass and stainless steel frame development was designed by architecture firm Killa Design.
United Arab Emirates officials were heard describing the wonder as an engineering and architectural marvel, straddling the past and the future with confidence and applying advanced technology to traditional art forms,”
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Going a step further, the ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE’s vice president and prime minister, described in a tweet the architecture as “the most beautiful building on earth.”
Its stainless-steel exterior is illuminated in calligraphy with Arabic quotes. A profound quote on the structure says, “The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it and execute it.”
The colossal structure spans 323,000 square feet and comprises seven stories; the 252-square-foot-high MOTF has several floors dedicated to different experiences.
Three floors include immersive exhibitions — focusing on outer space resource development, ecosystems, bioengineering, and health and wellbeing.
Another floor will showcase near-future technologies that aim to revolutionize the world by addressing challenges in areas that include health, water, food, transportation, and energy.
The last floor is all about the little ones — dedicated to children exploring and solving challenges on their way to becoming “our future heroes,” the site states.
The museum has quotes from Al Maktoum all around it. Of the quotes enveloping the façade translates to:
“We may not live for hundreds of years, but the results of our creativity can leave a legacy long after we are gone. The future belongs to those who imagine it, design it, and execute it. It is not something you await, but rather create.”
Mohammad Al Gergawi, managing director of the Dubai Future Foundation, said at the museum’s first announcement, “The engineering icon positions Dubai as a testbed for emerging technologies and an exploration base for talents. Here, inventors and creative professionals worldwide can unravel the most significant challenges that will shape the future of humanity.
The Museum of the Future is alive, morphing, and adapting its environment with continued iterative changes to its exhibits and attractions.