Dubai’s $136M Museum of the Future Plans on Being a Design & Innovation Hub for Inventors

By: | March 7th, 2015

Dubai’s latest magnificent piece of architecture comes in the form of the Museum of the Future, a crazy looking ring-shaped building set to open in 2017.

Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum believes the museum will be an “integrated environment empowering creative minds to test, fund and market ideas for futuristic prototypes and services.”

The coolest thing about the location of the $136 million Museum of the Future is the fact that its neighboring building is the Burj Khalifa skyscraper — the tallest man-made structure in the world. So if you are visiting either the museum or the Burj Khalifa, be sure and make the short, 7-minute drive to see the other one!

“The Museum of the Future will be an incubator for ideas and real designs, a driver for innovation and a global destination for inventors and entrepreneurs,” said Sheikh Mohammed at the unveiling. “The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it. Here in the UAE we think differently. While others try to predict the future, we create it.”

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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