For the first time, Dubai’s The Museum of the Future was seen lit recently. Well, while chances are most us have seen some light from the museum, the outer shell was seen almost fully lit for the very first time. Social media was abuzz with images of the museum on 24 August, giving us a sneak peek of how the museum would look once completed. The Museum Of The Future, will be an icon for the future of science, technology and innovation.
What Is The Museum Of The Future?
Noticed a fish-shaped structure with Arabic calligraphy near Emirates Towers on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road? Here’s what it is! That’s Dubai’s Museum of the Future – an innovative new destination in the city. The museum will give an exciting insight into the future of science, technology, and innovation. The project is an initiative to make Dubai a centre for innovation and also encourage innovative thinking.
Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of cabinet affairs and the future and vice chairman and managing director of Dubai Future Foundation said: “The museum will provide visitors the opportunity to experience the future now. It will be the destination for scientists, experts, innovators, and creative minds, from all over the world, to design and shape the future,”
The oval-shaped museum will have innovation labs focusing on health, education, smart cities, energy and transport in addition to a permanent section on future innovations in all fields. This will, in turn provide a platform to test latest inventions from tech-giants, and collaborate with start-ups, research institutes and universities.
The museum will also hold science conferences, and workshops covering latest inventions, the trends and practical applications. In brief, it will become a major centre for futuristic science and technological projects, in collaboration with governments from all over the world.
The Museum Of Future is designed by the architectural firm Killa Design. The exterior of the building is made of steel and glass façade, along with an Arabic poem about innovation woven in it.