Living in Dubai is a wonderful and glamorous experience. Forget about what you’ve read, seen, and heard; Dubai is all about glorious infrastructure and home to some of the most astonishing man-made adventures. In its quest to become a beautifully advanced city in the United Arab Emirates- it has recently opened its Museum of the Future on Feb. 22, a spectacular structure it is touting as the world’s most beautiful building.
Let’s take a look inside the most specular addition of infrastructure marvel in Dubai
Dubai unveiled its Museum of the Future recently and it is everything but a splendid feat of engineering. The multi-story eye-shaped building might seem hollow from inside, but is actually a museum paving way to the future of science. The museum is a seven-story hollow ellipse building adorned with captivating Arabic calligraphy of quotes from Dubai’s ruler- Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum. The Calligraphy is further decorated with thousands of meters of LED lights making it the only building in the world covered with a language. It is made out of 1,026 panels, representing 1,024 bytes in one kilobyte.
The museum proudly stands next to the Jumeirah Emirates Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road, the city’s main highway. Road signs describing the museum could be seen just minutes away from the world’s tallest construction, the Burj Khalifa — as the “most beautiful building on Earth”. The building is unique because it resembles a silver human eye, an eye looking at the future. Because the structure is round, there are no corners or columns in the entire premises.
The museum of the future means that it is made from the present and the future- not from the past. The elevators inside the building are designed like a spaceship that gives one a futuristic experience of being inside a spaceship. On the 5th floor is a NASA-approved design of a space station. It shows everything present inside of a space station, solar system, and even what it means to be a multi-planetary species. Just below the 5th floor is a human-designed rain forest with over 24,000 species stored inside. There is a total of seven floors inside the museum.
The second floor is dedicated to the future, with self-controlled cars, AI dogs with other robotic innovations. There is also a science park inside the building that is meant for kids- to help them learn the importance of physics, maths, and science. The other spaces at the museum are dedicated to education, climate change and ecology, and health, wellness, and spirituality.
The entry charges of the museum in Dh145 for a single person while kids under the age of 3 are allowed free entry. There are also complimentary tickets available for senior citizens. Visitors are requested to book their tickets online as of now and the opening hours are from 10 am to 6 pm all week long.
The engineering marvel is a latest addition to UAE’s impressive infrastructure built at a cost of $7-billion featuring the best swathe of futuristic designs. The UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi is home to a branch of the Louvre, whose license was extended by a decade last year to 2047 at a cost of 165 million euros.