Established by the Dubai Future Foundation, designed by Shaun Killa Design Architects and constructed by Buro Happold Engineering consultancy, the Dubai Museum of the Future was opened on 22 Feb 2022—a unique structure shaped like a human eye.
The Museum of the Future, which is 77 meters tall, and occupies an area of 30,548 m2, has won the Award of Excellence 2022 in the category of the best tall building under 100 meters from the Council of tall buildings and urban habitat (CTBUH).
The building structure:
The building portrays humanity, the green hill on which the building sits portrays the earth, and the void represents the unknown future.
The Museum of the Future exterior, made of stainless steel, is adorned by three quotes by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE, using ancient Arabic calligraphy written by the Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej.
What are the quotes written on the Museum of the Future?
- We won’t live for hundreds of years, but we can create something that will last for hundreds of years.
- The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it and execute it. The future does not wait; the future can be designed and built today.
- The secret of the renewal of life, the development of civilization and the progress of humanity are, in one word: innovation.
Inside the Museum of the Future:
Besides being home to the headquarters for great Arab minds, the Museum of the Future is a gateway to the future and a journey to 2071. OSS Hope, Heal Institute, Al Waha (OASIS), Tomorrow Today, and future heroes are five stages of the journey.
The first journey begins with OSS Hope, a voyage to a space station 600 kilometers above the earth (level 5 of the building), during which visitors explore the space station, get inspired by space pioneers, and get a mesmerizing experience of life in space.
The next journey is the heal institution (level 4 of the building). Visitors will experience two sections: the wonders of nature-a digital Amazon rainforest, and the vault of life- a DNA library of over 2000 species.
The next journey is al Waha Oasis (level 3 of the building). Visitors are to revive their senses and disconnect from technology in a sanctuary from digital life beneath a dome of light and water.
The next journey is Tomorrow Today (level 2 of the building), focusing on technology where visitors can explore innovations that could change our world.
From level 2, there is access to go to the viewing deck.
The next journey is the future heroes (level 1 of the building dedicated to children where they are encouraged to develop proof skills.
Once done with the tour, visitors are led back to the lobby. The lobby has a café with a robot barista serving your drinks and a souvenir shop where you can buy yourself and your beloved ones a range of gifts from toys, publishing, accessories, home, stationery, collectibles, technology and fashion.
Level 7 of the museum has an events hall where workshops and future talks occur. To check on the workshops and activities, you can visit www.museumofthefuture.ae
Location of the Museum of the Future:
It is located on the highway of Sheikh Zayed, trade center 2. Adjacent to Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
Museum of the future tickets:
Tickets can be booked through the Museum of the Future website: www.museumofthefuture.ae
The cost per person is AED149; children under four years old and people of determination with one accompanying caregiver can enter for free.
Whether paying for your ticket or eligible for free entry, you should book a time slot before heading to the museum.
Tickets are available from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm.
Opening hours of the Museum of the Future:
The Museum of the Future is open from 10:00 am to 9:30 pm every day of the week.
How long do people spend at the Museum of the Future?
Usually, it takes two to three hours, but visitors can stay as long as they want.
Museum of the Future Parking:
Minimal parking spaces are available for AED10 per hour. Valet parking is also available.
If you are arriving by bicycle or scooter, you can use the bike stands available.
Public transport to the Museum of the Future:
Metro: emirates towers station red line
Bus: emirates towers 27, 29 x22