Museum of the Future Opens in Dubai
The stunning Museum of the Future in Dubai
Museum of the future
The work of Killa Design architects and Buro Happold engineering consultancy, the building is 77 metres/225 feet tall and has an overall area of 30,548 m2. It is powered by the latest technologies of virtual and augmented reality and artificial intelligence and has been declared one of the 14 most beautiful museums in the world by National Geographic magazine.
An architectural marvel
The circular building represents humanity while the green mound it sits on represents the earth and the void represents the unknown future, according to the museum's website. The building also “speaks Arabic” with the facade serving as a canvas for the quotes of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum rendered in the calligraphy of Mattar bin Lahej.
Visitors can see different trees and plants growing outside in the green plateau where the building stands, representing the UAE’s diverse ecosystem. Featuring ghaf (a drought-tolerant tree), sidr (a blessed tree mentioned by Allah in the Qur'an), palm and acacia trees, the garden is equipped with a smart irrigation system that support bees and birds, according to the Khaleej Times.
The museum will be open to the public from Wednesday February 23rd and an entry ticket costs AED 145.00/ US$40 per person. Children under three are free.
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