Museum of the Future

Museum of the Future celebrates its second anniversary

The Museum of the Future, one of Dubai’s most famous and iconic landmarks, celebrated two years since its opening on Thursday. It is estimated that more than 2 million visitors from over 172 countries have entered the doors of the innovative and futuristic masterpiece in that time.

Over the past two years, the Museum of the Future has hosted more than 280 significant events, attended by more than 20,000 people from around the world. It has also hosted more than 40 heads of state and government, ministers and official delegations during their visits to the UAE. In addition, more than 370 international, regional and local media delegations have visited the museum.

The history of the museum began when His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the launch of the Museum of the Future project on 3 March 2015. And construction began in 2017, with innovative 3D printing techniques already being utilised in the process. By 2018, the ultra-modern architecture of the museum was completed and it was officially opened on 22 February 2022.

The Museum of the Future is renowned for its unique architectural design, which consists of 1,024 stainless steel elements made with specialised robots. The building is spread over an area of more than 17 thousand square metres.

The Arabic calligraphy that wraps around the walls of the museum conveys to the world a message of inspiration, hope and motivation from the city of the future. The calligraphy was designed by Emirati artist Mattar bin Lahej, and is inspired by the words of Sheikh Mohammed.

These quotes translated sound like: “We cannot live for hundreds of years, but the products of our creativity can leave a legacy after we are gone” and “The future belongs to those who can imagine, design and realise it. It is not something you expect, but rather it is something you create.” The third quote reads, “The secret to the renewal of life, the advancement of civilisation and the progress of humanity lies in one word: innovation.”

Source: Khaleej Times

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