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THE FUTURE IS HERE

The final piece of the Museum of the Future’s facade was installed this week.

The Museum of the Future represents a visionary cultural institution, currently under construction on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road. Set to be a centre of creativity and hope where visitors can see, touch and shape our shared future, the Museum of the Future will combine elements of exhibition, immersive theatre and themed attractions, inviting visitors to look beyond the present. 

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai visited the Museum this week to witness the installation of the final piece of the facade. Comprising of 1024 Robot-Made Pieces the 17,000 sqm exterior has been illuminated with quotes from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, including “The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it… The future does not wait. The future can be designed and built today.”

The final piece of installation on the facade marks the beginning of the final construction phase on a building designed to cement the UAE’s position as a hub for creativity and innovation and unique addition to Dubai’s architectural milestones.

At 30,000 square meters and 77 meters in height, the Museum of the Future consists of seven floors. It is characterised by the absence of columns inside, making its engineering design a milestone in urban engineering. The building floats without foundations, pillars, or columns, thanks to the use of the latest technologies. The Museum is linked by two bridges, the first extending to Jumeirah Emirates Towers, with a length of 69 meters, and the second linking it to the Emirates Towers metro station, with a length of 212 meters.

The building is powered by 4,000 Mega Watts of electricity produced through solar energy by a new station connected to the Museum. The station was built in collaboration with Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), making the Museum upon completion, the first Museum in the Middle East to obtain a Platinum certification from LEED, the highest rating for green buildings in the world. 

The park surrounding the Museum of the Future contains 80 species of plants, equipped with a state-of-the-art intelligent and automatic irrigation system.

Contrary to the concept of traditional museums based behind closed windows displaying eras of the past, masterpieces, and encounters, the Museum of the Future is distinguished by being an incubator for innovative ideas, technology, and future projects. It is a global destination for inventors and entrepreneurs. The Museum will provide its patrons with a set of immersive experiences, enabling them to learn about future technologies that have the potential to change people’s lives.

With an eye on the future, the Museum of the Future is situated at the “Dubai Future District” that includes the Emirates Towers, the 2071 area of the Dubai Future Foundation, the Dubai World Trade Center, and the Dubai International Financial Center. The largest area in the region committed to exploring the future.

Like our home city of Dubai, the Museum of the Future strives to be a place of tolerance where varied cultural, philosophical, social and spiritual outlooks are welcome.

GO: Visit www.museumofthefuture.ae for more information.

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David Tapley - Editor
Dubai-based editor for one of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications across Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar. Specialised in food, hospitality, arts, culture, and travel-related content.

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