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It’s official: Dubai’s Museum of the Future is opening this month

Article-It’s official: Dubai’s Museum of the Future is opening this month

The Museum of the Future is set to open in February, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai announced.

The eagerly anticipated opening of Dubai’s Museum of the Future has been set for Tuesday 22 February 2022. The news announcement was made by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid on Thursday, accompanied by some breath-taking images shared on Twitter.

The opening of the iconic structure, which he deemed to be “the most beautiful building on earth,” will be part of an exceptional year for the UAE, he said.

Originally scheduled to open last year in line with Expo 2020, this month will mark the end of a long wait for those visitors eager to discover what this exciting new museum will offer.


Already a symbolic and eye-catching addition to Dubai’s impressive skyline, the museum has been the center of much attention since it first arrived on Sheikh Zayed road.

Acclaimed as a marvel of modern architecture, the attraction has received praise globally and was named as one of the most beautiful museums on the planet in a ranking compiled by National Geographic magazine last year.

Standing at 77 meters high and occupying an area of 30,000 square meters, the the building’s torus-shaped exterior is instantly recognisable by its unique calligraphic façade created by Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej.

At night, the Arabic script is illuminated to showcase a poem by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid that reads: “We may not live for hundreds of years, but the products of our creativity can leave a legacy long after we are gone.”

Designed by Shaun Killa of Killa Design to a LEED platinum standard, the façade is made up of over 1,000 pieces manufactured completely by AI-led robots – an example of cutting-edge technological innovation in the Middle East.

The inspiration for the design was to “create a form that represents the client’s vision of the future, where the physical building with its exhibition floors represents our understanding of the ‘future’ as we know it today and for the next 5 to 10 years,” Killa Design notes. 



Inside, visitors can expect to find seven floors of immersive exhibition space through which they can explore topics relating to the future - from space travel and the foundation of a better world to health, wellness, spirituality, bioengineering, and more!

“Another floor will showcase near-future technologies that will transform our world by addressing challenges in areas such as health, water, food, transportation and energy,” the Dubai Future Foundation says.

“The final floor will be dedicated for children, where they will explore and solve challenges in their own inimitable way to become our ‘future heroes’.”

The museum’s content, which has been curated by a selection of the world’s key media, product, exhibition and experience designers, promises to be fully immersive and challenge visitors’ assumptions of what is possible in the world, both now and in future.

Providing a glimpse into the future, the museum will showcase a range of innovative technologies which will transform the way we live, including artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, human-machine interaction, and big data analytics.

Ready to embark on a journey to the future? We certainly are!


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