If you haven’t heard about Dubai’s trendiest museum yet to come, here are 7 interesting things to know about the museum
30 September 2018| Last updated on 14 January 2020
Dubai never seizes to amaze expats and locals in the city, home to Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall and the Palm Jumeirah…it seems as if the city will never stop innovating.
If you thought the tallest building in the world, the world’s largest shopping mall and the world’s first ever man-made island was enough to satisfy Dubai’s thirst for future innovation then you’re surely mistaken.
Not only are those iconic landmarks a part of Dubai’s growing identity in the region and abroad, the city is adding a beautifully designed museum to the list.
Appropriately called The Museum of The Future – the museum will act as a hub for futuristic innovation and design in Dubai and will become the world’s largest home for trends and opportunities.
1. Located near the Emirates Towers
The Museum of The Future is currently being built in front of the Emirates Towers facing Sheikh Zayed Road near the trade center area.
2. The exterior is engulfed in art and poetry
The entire exterior design of The Museum of The Future is intractably designed with Arabic calligraphy of motivational words, art and poetry from the Prime Minister about the future.
3. The design is birthed from Feng Shui
Taking a torus shape of a silver oval with an open center - the design and build of this museum has been recorded to be the world’s most complex building.
A round shape represents fertile fields of earth and limitless imagination of the sky in feng shui and the only horizontal surfaces in the entire building are the floors, everything else is oval or circular.
4. “See the future, create the future”
This is the museum moto, which is said to be the driving concept in the museum’s design giving life to art and metaphor from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai.
5. Made up of joint-free panels
The museum complex design will also see the assembly of 890 unique stainless steel and fiber glass panels without the use of joints to hold them together.
This technique was borrowed from the aviation industry and will help put together a perfectly smooth design.
6. A competition will be held to choose the technology developers
Called The Museum of The Future Accelerator 15 companies will have the opportunity to pitch their visitor interaction technologies to enrich the visiting experience of the museum over a course of four-weeks.
The companies will have to pitch their ideas for three platforms: Advanced Wearables, AI Guides and Social Companions. The winners will be selected to take on the entire technological development of the museum next year.
7. The Museum of The Future was held in the past
If you didn’t already know, the futuristic museum has been happening at the World Government Summit in Dubai since 2014 through themed exhibitions.
They focused on the role of technology in different sectors and themes: government services, healthcare, climate change and food security.
And now Dubai is getting its very own futuristic museum.