Ever wanted to time travel and get a glimpse of the future? You can do so at the Museum of the Future located in Dubai. Set to be one of the most iconic, cultural landmarks in the world, the Museum of the Future rises 77-meters above the ground and comprises of 1,024 unique stainless steel composite panels.
Board the OSS Hope, take a walk through the Heal Institute and see devices and transport of the future in the year 2071. Here’s what to expect at the Museum of the Future in Dubai.
Board the OSS Hope
Start your journey at the futuristic lobby at what some know as “The World’s Most Beautiful Building”. When you look up, you will see the façade adorned in Arabic calligraphy, displaying three quotes written by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. There is also a café that serves coffee made by robots and a gift shop with souvenirs.
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You may also see some futuristic robots floating around, immediately immersing you in a different timeline. To ensure that the various exhibits don’t get too crowded, visitors are only allowed to “board” the OSS Hope in batches, thus, do expect a bit of a wait during more crowded days.
Inhabit The Skies
The first exhibit takes visitors to the skies. Voyage to a space station 600 kilometres above the earth. Gaze out the window and witness how the moon could be transformed into a source of renewable energy for the entire planet.
Discover New Worlds
The second section of the exhibit allows you to explore the space station and learn about the community of Pioneers living and working there. See the missions they undertake, study the things they invent and discover.
We were captivated by the various ways that futuristic concepts were presented through technology and visitors could also interact with the exhibits using the bands given at the start of the visit.
Witness The Wonders Of Nature
After exploring the OSS Hope, visitors will alight from the spaceship and continue their journey in the Heal Institute. Upon entering, get a glimpse of what the future world will look like with futuristic transport systems and more.
Enter a digital Amazon and immerse yourself in a mixed reality recreation of the Amazon rainforest. See the interplay of hundreds of species and observe details invisible to the naked eye.
Explore A Library Of Life
One of our personal favourite spaces in the entire museum (and possibly in all the museums we’ve been to), The Vault of Life is a space that holds a representation of a DNA library of thousands of species. In a global effort to repair the damages of climate change, this room symbolically represented and gave us a glimpse of what preserving the future and discovering new species could look like.
We loved not only the aesthetic of the space but also how it was organised. The idea that technology is becoming advanced enough for us to store crucial resources in such a way gave us a little more hope for the future to come.
It was also intriguing to see how incubation was done in a controlled space – similar to certain practices that are conducted today.
Revive Your Senses
Travel to a sanctuary from digital life at Al Waha. Explore a center for the human senses where you are encouraged to disconnect from screens and reconnect to your mind, body, and spirit. An interesting demonstration of how technology is so integrated into our lives, see how the various technologies enhance natural phenomena.
Experience the restorative effects of movement, meditation and water. Users can immerse themselves in vibrations that rebalance electromagnetic fields and restore the bodies natural rhythms. Beneath a dome of light and water, this part of the experience gives visitors a space to pause and imagine.
In this section, visitors will see futuristic prototypes and representations of our mode of transport, robots, and even outfits that allow us to expand our movements. See how future designs take inspiration from nature and incorporate them using technology and research to make it even more sustainable and unlock possibilities.
There will also be the “Future Heroes” section, which is one floor in the museum dedicated to children.
The exhibition’s three main experiences: Imagine, Design and Build present children with opportunities to play and to learn through activities that encourage communication, collaboration and creativity.
The Museum Of The Future
We really enjoyed the experience at the museum of the future and believe that it is a meaningful activity to add to your trip to Dubai. The museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. The last entry is one hour before closure. Those interested to visit can get their tickets at the site here.
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