An architectural masterpiece is taking shape alongside Sheikh Zayed Road. The eye-shaped building encapsulates Dubai’s ambition to become the forerunner of future technology. In its last completion phase, the Museum of Future is set to open for Expo 2020. In 2018, the museum of the future Dubai was opened to a select group of guests. Since then, the work has continued at an even faster pace. The theme of Expo 2020 will be sustainability and growth, and the Museum of the Future will be the centerpiece of the expo. Your tour guide will brief you during the Dubai city tour.
Museum of the Future – Curating the future of Dubai.
The museum’s motto is ‘See the future, create the future.’ It will provide the visitors the chance to interact with the future. Although there are many science museums globally, the Museum of the Future will be very different from all of them. Cutting-edge technology to ensure the ultimate immersive experience.
The museum will display promising concepts that can influence the way we live. The museum will help motivate the young generation to explore and aim high. A generation inspired to innovate will carry the nation forward. The Future Museum is a huge investment and a step in the right direction in every aspect.
The futuristic prospects of the museum start with its design. It is the most complex architectural construction Dubai has seen to date. The torus shapes building with a large void in the middle proved challenging to build.
An architectural milestone –Future Museum
This relatively small construction (in the land of the tallest skyscraper) is taking so long to build a testimony to the construction’s complexity. The biggest of all in a museum dedicated to technology will be constructing the museum itself. The museum will be 78 meters tall once completed.
The design of the museum was finalized as early as 2015. But conventional building methods could not be used for this complex project. The museum had to be built on a steel frame to make it possible. The original structure has more than 2400 steel members.
The museum’s facade has beautiful Arabic architecture from top to bottom on both sides. Tourists also visit the Coffee Museum. Stainless steel and fiberglass were used to make the facade to keep the weight to a minimum. The design and development of the stainless steel panels took much experimentation because of the complex calligraphy and detailing.
The calligraphy features inspirational quotes by the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The museum wouldn’t have been possible if not for modern technology. No wonder it had won several awards even before its completion.
Dubai Future Foundation
The Museum of the Future is a project under the Dubai Future Foundation. And it is the most ambitious of their projects. The foundation has several other future projects, including rebuilding the Palmyra Arch.
Significance of the Museum of the Future
This place will lead the technological development in Dubai for years to come. The museum will work as a platform for scientists and visionaries from different science and technology fields to showcase and share their ideas to create a brighter future.
The museum deals with developing technologies for future development to solve climate change, healthcare, and many other fields. The museum project’s main idea is to overhaul human life and not just to show off impressive and flashy gadgets. Advancements in popular areas like artificial intelligence and augmented reality will also be a part of the project.
The vision of the Museum of the Future
The museum will focus its attention on two main areas.
1. Development of artificial intelligence
The invention of computers changed the course of human history. Artificial intelligence, once fully developed, will have a similar impact on humanity. We can escape repetitive chores and spend our time on more productive things.
This will radically change how we live and catapult progress to unimaginable frontiers. Being the frontiers of this technology will help the nation be the center of world progress.
2. Enabling the Interaction Between the Digital and Humans
All of us have used virtual assistants on our phones. How would it be if they could do much more than setting your alarm and sending an iMessage, but only a hundred times better? Yep, that’s one of the fields in which the Museum of the Future will pioneer robotics technology. It will help the elderly and those who need constant care.
Museum of the Future opening date
It was to be opened by the end of 2019. But the date was pushed back to 2020. Anyway, the museum will be open before EXPO 2020 and will be the event’s centerpiece.
But a few invited groups of guests of Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid got a preview of the museum’s offering in 2018. The timings and the entry fee of the museum are not yet out.
Museum of the Future Location
The Future Museum is next to the Emirates Towers — a high-end business hotel in Dubai — on Sheikh Zayed Road. Because of its prime location next to Dubai’s main artery has excellent connectivity with the metro and public buses.
The nearest metro station to the museum is Emirates towers. There will be a footbridge connecting the museum to the metro station. Another bridge will connect the museum to the Emirates towers.