The Museum of the Future – Dubai

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An exhibition space for innovative and futuristic ideologies in Dubai.

The Museum of the Future in Dubai is one of the most innovative buildings in the world in terms of design, engineering, and construction, located in the Financial District of Dubai, UAE, the Museum of the Future has three main elements: green hill, building, and void founded by the Dubai Future Foundation.


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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, announced on 4 March 2015 plans to establish the Museum of the Future after it was showcased in February 2015 during the Government Summit.

On 7 February 2016, Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurated the Museum of the Future exhibition as part of the World Government Summit 2016. On 24 April 2016, Mohammed bin Rashid launched ‘Dubai Future Foundation’. Under the new structure, the Museum of the Future became a part of the Dubai Future Foundation.

On 10 February 2017 and 9 February 2018, the Museum of the future opened temporarily at Madinat Jumeirah during the World Government Summit.

On 22 February 2022, the Museum of the Future was officially opened at 7pm Dubai Time. The opening ceremony and the right to open the Museum was given to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; alongside Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The Government of the United Arab Emirates opened the museum on 22 February 2022. The choice of the date was officially made because the 22nd of February 2022 is a palindrome date.

The goal of this museum is to promote technological development and innovation, especially in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence. It has staged several individual exhibitions since the opening.


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The Exhibitions held in  The Museum of Future

As part of the World Government Summit, the Museum of the Future has held several exhibitions since its inauguration in 2016. Each of the exhibitions had a different theme focused on the role of technology in the different sectors. The following below are exhibitions held in The Museum of the Future;

The Mechanic Life Exhibition

Held in October 2016, the Mechanic Life exhibition explored the idea of having sophisticated robots that understand emotions. It also focused on artificial intelligence and human augmentation.

The Climate Change Reimagined: Dubai 2050

The exhibition, which was held in 2017, adopted a theme set in 2050 to explore how humanity could thrive by welcoming radical innovations and despite the impacts of global warming and climate change. It focused on the three key factors contributing to humanity’s ecological footprint, and these are urbanism, agriculture and global industry.

The Hi I am Artificial Intelligence Exhibition

The Hi I am AI exhibition was held in 2018 to showcase how AI-powered buildings would serve humanity. It discussed several notions, including whether AI could be creative and what would humanity’s future be like in an AI era.

The Humans 2.0 Exhibition

The sixth exhibition of the Museum of the Future was held in 2019, and it explored the concepts of human augmentation and focused on the human body and mind of the Museum.

Fun Facts about The Museum of the Future

The design theme for the Museum of the Future is inspired by the famous “Feng Shui” concept.

The Museum of the Future has no corners or columns. It is quite an architectural feat.

The Arabic calligraphy engraved all over the exteriors of the building is approximately 700 words. These words are taken from the poems of HH Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

This is a LEED-certified Museum that acts as the perfect example of the region’s low-carbon structures.

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The Museum of the Future, whose soaring, arching Arabic calligraphy-engraved stainless steel presence sits in the heart of Dubai’s business district, focuses on harnessing the lessons from our present day to construct the future, inviting the viewers to participate in doing so through a highly inclusive approach.

Utilizing a variety of virtual and augmented reality, big data analysis, artificial intelligence, and human machine interaction installations and displays, the museum takes the visitors on a voyage into the future through the framework of five chapters, suggesting the idea of an unfurling global narrative.

This type of  innovations are attracting investors into real estate and other ventures in Dubai as Dubai recorded real estate and property transactions worth $4.17 billion (AED15.30 billion) in total as at Wednesday 22nd of June according to Dubai Land Department.

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