The fantastically futuristic Museum of the Future was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in February 2017. The museum is intended to incubate and bring to life all futuristic technological innovations and designs. It is meant to drive innovation and serve as a friendly destination for inventors and entrepreneurs globally. The Museum of the Future is the UAE’s offering to mark the beginning of great achievements. As His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum puts it, “The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it”. We rest our case right there.
What Exactly Is The Museum Of The Future?
That’s a good question. It’s a mind-blowing $136 million project which lets you explore innovative technological possibilities 10 to 15 years in the future! What are we talking about? Well how about three-dimensional designs, progressive drones, holograms and robotics for starters? In fact, literally everything you’ve seen in the best sci-fi movies and pooh-poohed. Well, we’re here to tell you that many of these innovations are not just possible, but very probably in the very near future. So get ready to be transported in to the future with a visit to this trailblazer of a museum!
Where Do The Ideas Come From For The Displays?
The ideas are all from some of the most creative minds in the world. You’ll be delighted to see fabulous futuristic concepts from and prototypes from entrepreneurs, scientific researchers, designers, and inventors. The inventions apply to a range of fields – transportation, automotive, energy, education, healthcare and more. Of course, just in case you’re wondering if the displays will be static, the answer is no. The futuristic innovations displayed in the Museum of the Future will not be static – that’s because innovation is never static! You can expect to see new displays every six months. So be sure to take a Museum of the Future Tour Dubai now and then!
What Else Happens At The Museum?
Museum offer specialized workshops, advanced courses, events and public talks on a variety of issues that plague our planet. The museum will also demonstrate and test innovative prototypes and inventions that are designed by creative startups and corporate technology giants. Universities, design firms and research partners can avail of the museum’s design studios and facilities for their research. The Museum of the Future opened in February, with an announcement that drew public attention to three global challenges: food security, self-sufficiency and water supply.
What Does The Museum Of The Future Look Like?
The Museum of the Future is a huge shiny oblong ring, made out of hardened steel. The exterior is engraved with Arabic poems penned by HH Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The structure has been partly built using 3D printing technologies. The fabulous new Museum of the Future will come up right next to the Emirates Towers on Sheik Zayed Road. The amazing structure has been designed by architect Shaun Killa. The location is amazing – oblong steel structure is surrounded by lawns and trees. The ring-shaped museum is mounted on a raised rectangular platform that supports several additional structures at ground level. Overall the Museum of the Future is a magnificent sight, in keeping with Dubai’s over-the-top design element. The museum is set to become not just a tourist attraction, but one of Dubai’s enduring landmarks for its uniquely iconic structure. It’ll become a conversation piece.
The museum resembles a sparkly silver ring – very futuristic and very different. It’ll turn people’s heads for sure. Constructed using the latest 3D construction techniques, its exhibits depict groundbreaking innovations never seen before. The museum isn’t just a static dis-player of artifacts, as other museums are. The Museum of the Future will not only display innovative inventions, its scientists will actually test the innovations till they’re viable! Leaders around the world are investing resources and time trying to locate sustainable solutions for climate change challenges. The museum of the future will play a leading role in these deliberations, and will work with global technological leaders to come up with solutions.