Dubai’s newest must-see destination, the Museum of the Future, is an educational and inspirational center focused on the next two decades of technological development. It’s one of the most intricate and far-reaching works ever created, with the potential to showcase cutting-edge technical solutions that will better society and the economy as a whole. The “Museum of the Future” opened on February 22, 2022, in the heart of Dubai’s business sector, just a few feet from the Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
The building is a singular shape with a central cavity and spans a total area of 30 thousand square meters; it was designed by the Dubai Future Foundation and the Killa Design architecture studio. Built with the use of robotic technology, it is comprised of 1,024 individual panels of steel and fiberglass. There are 77 meters of height to the building.
An engineering marvel, the seven-story structure appears to float in midair without any foundations or supporting supports. It has 14,000 meters of light lines driven by 4,000 megawatts of solar energy, making it the most fluid building in the world and giving it one of the most advanced sustainability standards in the world.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the current ruler of Dubai, is quoted in Arabic on the building’s facade. One of them says, “The future will be for those who will be able to imagine, plan, and build it, the future does not wait, the future may be designed and built today.”
The Museum houses a number of interactive displays, all of which are accessible via an elevator designed to seem like the inside of a spaceship cabin. From here, the reader embarks on a fantastical trip through time and space, hopping from “chapter” to “chapter” about the future of artificial intelligence, climate change, environmental reconstruction, and the mobility of urban life. A trip there is an adventure into the future where you can meet the world of tomorrow and be inspired to work for a better tomorrow here on Earth. The rotating temporary exhibits are updated every six months to reflect technical developments worldwide.
The Museum of the Future in Dubai is a must-visit for all the world’s most cutting-edge artists and designers, and it’s another proof that the United Arab Emirates are racing headfirst into the future.