Dubai’s Museum Of The Future Gains Attraction Of Over 1 Million Visitors
Since opening its doors for the first time back in February 2022, Dubai’s “Museum of the Future” has now officially clocked over a million visitors. The museum has so far been able to receive people from 163 countries all around the world.
Inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum back on February 22, 2022, he called the museum “the most beautiful building in the world”, a view that is definitely shared by people from all over the globe.
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The unique and iconic shape of the building structure is definitely the first attraction of the museum, which not only have people turning their heads to look at the building the first time they see it, but also each time they pass beside the building.
With the museum located in the Financial District of Dubai facing Sheikh Zayed road, there is no doubt that everyone who is in Dubai will have a chance to look at the building.
Speaking about the achievement, Mohammad Al Gergawi, Chairman of the Museum of the Future Dubai, said “We had made a pledge that Dubai’s Museum of the Future would be hosting one million visitors within the first year of operations.
Today, we are celebrating achieving this target and also marking the second year since the launch of the museum. During this second year of functioning, we will continue our efforts in designing a future that has a better world for all of us in the years and decades to come.”
He also added “It is the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid that allowed the Museum of the Future to become a reality and also to house the greatest minds including top scientists, architects, experts etc. along with the most prominent and best institutions from all over the world to shape a better future.
At the same time, humanity is better assured that the future we design should not ignore the changes to our environment. With its unique architectural design, the Museum of the Future has become a global symbol representing the future and also an essential international as well as regional hub that works for the advancements in the fields of science and promotes sharing of knowledge.”
The Museum of the Future project, which is an initiative taken by the Dubai Future Foundation, was designed by the Dubai-based Killa Design Architecture studio. Shaun Killa, the founder of Killa Design, is the man behind the design of the museum, which he describes was created based on a vision of the future, wherein the floors within the physical structure are expected to showcase the future as we all know it today and also what we expect to see 5 to 10 years from now.
The iconic void that is there in the centre of the structure is designed to represent what we do not know yet, and also as a reminder that people who seek to know the unknown will have their focus on innovation and discovery, which ultimately takes humanity on the path for a better future, thereby creating a continuous process (the outer loop building) that replenishes the things we see within the museum.
On the exterior walls of the museum, you see artwork which appears to be in Arabic. Well, those are in fact calligraphy work done by Emirati artist Matar Bin Lahej and comprises three famous quotes by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which are “We won’t live for hundreds of years, but we can create something that will last for hundreds of years.”,
“The future will be for those who will be able to imagine, design, and build it. The future does not wait, the future can be designed and built today.”, and “The secret of the renewal of life, the development of civilization, and the progress of humanity are in one word: innovation.”
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It’s not just the architecture of the Museum of the Future that create wonders, but also what’s inside. For starters, there are different floors within the museum that takes us on different journeys that showcases various topics such as space journey, the future of humanity, technology that will shape your future, and more.
According to Khalfan Belhoul, the CEO of the Dubai Future Foundation, the Museum of the Future will be constantly renewed, enriched, and enhanced to always showcase the best of what’s possible.
There is also a dedicated section for children, called “Future Heroes”, wherein every child can take on a role and perform activities and solve challenges. The motivation of this section is for children to have better confidence, critical thinking, and courage.
Since opening, the museum has also been a stage for several events, conferences, forums, etc. conducted on both the regional and global front.
The Dubai Museum of the Future has also been recognized and welcomed all over the world, with it receiving 10 international awards for its quality of content displayed, architectural design, and futuristic displays.
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