Dubai's Museum of the Future will open its doors to the world today (February 22) in the presence of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and other senior government officials.
The 77-ft modern architectural marvel, which tells the narrative of the future through a series of interactive exhibitions, invites people to experience the technologies and trends that will shape the future of humanity.
Spanning an area of 30,000 sq m, the pillarless structure also represents a novel global intellectual centre.
It’s a “living” laboratory designed to foster a spirit of collaborative innovation among the Arab world’s leading scientists to inspire new out-of-the-box solutions to tomorrow’s greatest challenges and spur a new era of scientific discovery in the region and beyond.
Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, the UAE’s Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the Museum of the Future said it has been designed to help generate new solutions for the future challenges.
"Nine years in the making, the Museum of the Future is already recognised as the most beautiful building on Earth," he noted.
"The museum’s exhibitions will fuel the passion of present and future generations, and spark their intellectual curiosity for science, technology and the knowledge that will help humanity to thrive and prosper in the decades ahead," he added.
The Museum of the Future is the latest icon to be added to the list of modern global landmarks and is widely considered one of the most complex construction projects ever attempted due to its unconventional design, its sustainability goals and its awe-inspiring aesthetic.
Al Gergawi pointed out that the museum will create a global platform for pioneers, innovators and critical thinkers to exchange ideas, concepts and visions to accelerate sustainable socioeconomic development and shape a fair future that works for everyone.
It will also host a series of international conversations and talks immediately after its inauguration, he added.
Source: Trade Arabia