Dubai, the city of innovations and skyscrapers, is now home to one of the most unique buildings in the world. The Museum of the Future Dubai joins the many architecturally wondrous buildings in the city, and is poised to be a center for hope, creativity, and knowledge. The City of Gold is now all set to give us a glimpse of the future and we can't wait. A number of unique experiences, combined, will give users an insight into what awaits mankind.
A unique incubator for futuristic innovations and design, Museum of the Future Dubai finished construction in 2018, and is all set to open in January 2021, but here's a sneak peak of what you can expect when you book your Museum of the Future Dubai tickets.
Museum Of The Future Dubai
Covering an area of 30,000 sq m and 77m tall, the Museum of the Future Dubai adds a unique angle to the Dubai skyline, joining the ranks of Dubai Frame and Burj Khalifa. With seven floors of exhibition space, the facade is covered in steel with 1024 Arabic calligraphy panels. Parts of the building have been created by robots, already offering us a glimpse into the future. Visitors will get to experience technologies from the future and glance into what will be commonplace in the 21st century.
This museum is a unique initiative that explores the future of science, technology and innovation. Located near Emirates Towers, this Museum aims to provide a platform to demonstrate and test the latest inventions and prototypes from promising start-ups and the world’s technology giants. You can take up advanced courses and specialised workshops and attend public talks and events related to all things technology here. The Museum of the Future will also host innovation facilities and design studios with universities, companies and research partners.
Join us on a trip to the year 2035, where we show how technology could evolve to enhance our bodies and minds, explore what role it might play in our social and family lives, and discuss how it could be used to manage complex social and economic systems.
Pioneering Towards The Future
A primary focus of the Museum Of The Future Dubai is on shaping the future of robotics and artificial intelligence and their impact on human life. During your visit, expect an interactive experience with robots like never before.
The Museum of the Future has 3 underlying themes running through it:
- Firstly, it addresses how robots and artificial intelligence (AI) improve human mental and physical capabilities. Get a glimpse into NewKnees that give their users superhuman abilities to run and jump.
- Secondly, the Museum focuses on the relation between humans and robots. Ever wondered about ‘How would it feel to have robots care for the elderly?', 'Will the relation between robots and humans develop to become similar to inter-human relations?'. Well, find all your answers at the Museum.
- Lastly, it showcases the development of artificial intelligence technologies and how it will affect management and decision making processes. They predict a future where AI systems manage your money and careers.
What You Can Expect to See
The Museum of the Future Dubai has hosted a number of exhibitions in the past related to humans and technology:
- Machinic Life (2016): This offered a look into how sentient machines can help human life evolve in different areas, such as societal, financial, and personal.
- Climate Change Reimagined, Dubai 2050 (2017): The exhibition imagines how, by focusing on the global industry, agriculture, and urbanism, we can create a better an sustainable future for humans.
- Hi, I am AI (2018): Visitors were encouraged to explore and AI-living building and ask questions about how AI can integrate in the various facets of our lives.
- HUMANS 2.0 (2019): This brought up the question of how AI can be used to increase the human lifespan, along with questions about how we can use AI to unleash the full human potential.
Read more about the exhibitions on the official Museum of the Future Dubai website.
Upon completion, it is expected that the building will have 7 floors, of which three will offer a look into the future of the connection between ecosystems bioengineering, development of resources from outer space, and health, wellness, and spirituality, one will display future technologies that can help fix the current problems we face regarding health, water, energy, food, and transportation, and one floor will be dedicated to our “future heroes” - children. Here, the little ones can explore their own world and solve problems within the world.
Architecture That Amazes
The Museum of the Future in Dubai is definitely shaping up to be one of the world’s most complex structures. Designed by local architecture firm, Killa Design, who won the competition in 2015, it has been created using high-tech machinery such as a computer-controlled tool to cut nearly 1000 moulds to support the outer structure.
The inspiration for the torus form is inspired by “Feng Shui,” where the building’s shape represents the earth and the sky and the empty space in the middle represents the unknown. Arabic calligraphy runs through the outer facade of the building and the smooth exteriors are a borrowed technique from the aviation industry, covered in 890 joint-free stainless steel and fiberglass panels. In fact, the calligraphy inscribed onto the exterior features quotes from the Prime Minister of Dubai, Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum about the future of the country. The only horizontal surfaces in the building are the floors.
The building is said to have six levels and a museum which will be connected by an elevated walkway to the Metro station, as well as a bridge linking to the Emirates Towers.
Museum Of The Future Dubai Opening
The Museum Of The Future is poised to open its doors to the public in early 2021.
Museum Of The Future Dubai Timings
The Museum Of The Future is not yet open, the prices of the ticket and the timings are yet to be announced.
Museum Of The Future Dubai Location
When will the Museum of the Future open to public?
While the exact date has not been announced, it is due for an opening sometime in the beginning of 2021.
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