The Museum of the Future Dubai is open

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he Museum of the Future, a new global centre for ideas, technologies and innovations of the future, has opened in the United Arab Emirates. The Dubai-based Museum houses a permanent exhibition of inspiring visions of the future of humanity, while serving as a global centre for inspiration, innovation and the development of solutions to humanity’s challenges and opportunities. Dubbed the “most beautiful building in the world” and developed by the Dubai Future Foundation, the museum turns the traditional notion of a museum as a static display of historical artefacts on its head. Instead, the museum serves as a testing ground for new concepts, ideas, visions and innovations that will change our lives, improve society and benefit the world. It reflects the rapidly evolving intellectual environment in areas such as science, artificial intelligence, space exploration, climate change adaptation, urban living and mobility, and will showcase new thinking, latest research and technological developments in ,these fields.

Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, says: “The museum is a centre where we can define our human future. The entire building represents humanity and stands on a green hill representing the earth, and the space inside represents a future that is yet to be discovered. It is the gateway to our future world.”

Impressive design of The Museum of the Future Dubai

Designed by architect Shaun Killa of Killa Design, the building was conceived as an architectural and cultural landmark. Its parametric design, created through an algorithmic design process for complex geometries, and innovative use of Building Information Modelling (BIM), a three-dimensional, model-based method of working, result in a 77-metre high, seven-storey torus-shaped structure without a single column. The Museum of the Future  is powered by 4,000 megawatt hours of solar electricity per year, generated in its own solar farm, and meets the highest global standards of sustainability. The heart of the museum is its multi-functional hall, which can seat more than 1,000 people, and a special hall for interactive lectures and workshops, which can accommodate more than 345 people. The museum contains a series of experiential exhibitions that the public can visit and be in-spired by different aspects of future thinking.

HOW TO GET THERE

LOCATION
The Museum of the Future of is located next to the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai.
BY CAR
You can use your own vehicle and park on site (subject to availability) or use our valet parking service.
BY DUBAI METRO
We recommend that you use the Dubai Metro for the best access (Emirates Towers Station, Red Line). The connecting bridge links the metro station directly to the museum. You can also use the Dubai Bus Service network. The best line numbers are as follows: 27 / 29 / X22

The museum is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Last entry is one hour before closure.

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Photos by Dubai Future Foundation

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