By Joshua Trias
A surreal view awaits you as you glance out the window while your plane flies in Dubai’s night skies – Sheikh Zayed Road, with all its glittering skyscrapers and the Burj Khalifa, actually looks like a treasure chest glimmering in the dark.
And this giant boxful of jewels just got a new addition – a gem called Museum of the Future, aptly shaped into a ring and nestled right in the heart of the city.
Unveiled in 2015, the Dh500-million museum’s exterior is composed of some 1,024 pieces manufactured by automated, robotic arms and installed in a span of 18 months, according to local media reports.
The outer shell is covered in Arabic calligraphy illuminated by solar-powered LED bulbs in evenings, adding to the glitter of Dubai from the sky.
Unlike traditional museums which highlights the past, Dubai’s Museum of the Future brings together elements of exhibition, “immersive theater” and themed activities enabling visitors to have a view of what’s ahead.
As stated in its website, the Museum of the Future “will be a place of tolerance, inviting varied cultural, philosophical, social and spiritual outlooks.
“It will also a be place of learning, where you join us in exploring the threats and opportunities shaping our times, and finding solutions for a better future.”
The museum has four levels of exhibition areas that will highlight possible futures of outer space resource development, ecosystems, bio-engineering and future technologies. A floor will also be dedicated for children.
Expect more announcements about the museum’s scheduled openings and other details soon. Stay with us here at Dubai Vibes.