We bring to you the fourth part of ‘What to see in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in 2020’. Dubai is a country that does not really believe in living in the present. The country always aims to bring something that is straight out of the future. And to establish this futuristic philosophy, they are now building the Museum of the Future. The museum is one of the ‘10 Things to look forward to in UAE 2020!’
The place of future innovation and design, the Museum of the Future opens in Dubai in the mid-2020. It is a part of the ambitious projects under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. These projects will precede the celebrations of Expo 2020 Dubai.
What is Museum of the Future?
Unveiled in 2015, the Museum of the Future is one of the most complex architectural innovations in the world. The opening was due in 2019 but is postponed to 2020.
The museum will be the hub where the latest innovations and prototypes will be tested from the world’s biggest technology giants and startups. The future of AI will be tested at the Museum of the Future. Also, you can attend science conferences, specialized workshops, public talks and events there.
Invitations will be sent to fifteen companies to showcase their technology and develop pilot projects. They also compete for some funded projects that will be a part of the museum when it opens.
“The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it. It isn’t something you await, but rather create.”
-HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai)
See the Future, Create the Future
This is the motto of the Museum of the Future. Over 5 years of temporary exhibitions at the World Global Summit have laid the stepping stone to this mega project.
The Museum of the Future has three underlying themes.
Firstly, it gives us a sneak peek into how robots and Artificial Intelligence can impact and improve the physical abilities and mental capabilities of human beings. The museum gives an insight into New Knees that gives the user superhuman abilities to jump and run. WOW! Where can we sign up to try this one?
Secondly, the relationship between robots and human beings. Have you ever wondered, How does it feel to have robots care for the elderly or Will the relationship between humans? Can robots develop to become identical to the relations between human beings? The museum will have answers to these questions.
Thirdly, the effect of the development of Artificial Intelligence on the management and decision making processes will be tested at the Museum of the Future. It depicts a future where AI will manage your careers and money! Mind-boggling stuff, right?
Architecture beyond imagination!
The architectural world calls the unique shape of the Museum of the Future as a torus with an elliptical void. The local architectural firm, Killa Designs that won the competition to design the museum in 2015 invented the shape. The shape of the building is according to “Feng Shui”, in which the solid shape defines what we know now, the knowledge that we have. The void represents the unknown- the future. How insightful!
The aviation industry has provided the technology for the construction of the smooth exterior. The construction required using 890-joint free stainless steel and fiberglass panels. The only horizontal part of the museum will be the floors. Also, the museum will probably have ten levels.
Poetry and art are a major part of the design of the architectural wonder. The exterior features quotes on the future by the Prime Minister and Vice President of the UAE, Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum. You will not believe that these are not mere inscriptions! In fact, these are highly engineered windows. What a unique blend of function and art!
The museum will connect to the Metro Station with an elevated walkway. A bridge will connect the museum to the Emirates Towers.
Location of the Museum of the Future
The museum is located at a prime location, adjacent to the Emirates Towers.
Museum of the Future Ticket Prices
The announcement regarding the ticket prices and timings of the Museum of the Future will be done shortly. We hope!
Keep checking the blog for updates!