While traditional museums around the world showcase the past, the Museum of the Future invites visitors to use all their five senses to imagine what the future will bring to the inhabitants of the Earth.
Along with the permanent exhibition, the museum plans to show Dubai as « ;a testing ground for the latest technologies and a research base for talents, inventors and creative professionals from around the world to solve the greatest problems that will determine the future of mankind».
Permanent exhibitions of the museum — and they have been preparing for 9 years — take visitors to the year 2071 to show what advances in science and technology people can achieve in 50 years.
In one pavilion, visitors go to a space station 1 000 km above the Earth, and from there they observe how the moon was transformed to provide the earth with renewable energy.
Another exhibit takes tourists to the digital Amazon rainforest, where you can observe various animals, and also — see sections of the forest that no one else has seen with their own eyes.
Constructed of stainless steel and glass, the museum itself is an engineering marvel and a striking addition to the Dubai landscape.
The circular shape of the building with recesses in the center resembles a human eye looking into the future. The exterior of the building consists of 1,024 individual panels — the same number of bytes per kilobyte.
Each of these panels is processed using a unique technology and contains a 3D image of more than 14,000 meters of Arabic script. The calligraphy consists of three poetic quotes from the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
One of the quotes reads: “The future belongs to those who can imagine, design and realize it. This is not what you are waiting for, but rather creating”.
The museum is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. The ticket must be booked online in advance. The cost is AED 145, or $40. For children under three years old, admission is free.