Video: Museum of the Future in Dubai

New facility to host innovation labs focusing on health, education, smart cities, energy and transport

  • An artist's impression of the Dubai's ‘Museum of the Future', which will open in 2017 in the EmiraImage Credit: Supplied
  • An artist's impression of the Dubai's ‘Museum of the Future'. Plans for the facility were revealedImage Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Plans for a ‘Museum of the Future’ in the city were revealed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai on Wednesday.

The Museum will open in 2017 in the Emirates Towers area near Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.

A simulation walk-through of Dubai's Museum of the Future, a complex of innovation labs that develop ideas and systems for future cities.

”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 Shaikh Mohammad at the launch.

“His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, our President, has declared 2015 to be the year of innovation in the UAE. Today we show how serious and committed we are to that mission by turning the UAE into a major international destination for innovators.”

The museum’s motto, ‘See the future, create the future,’ is designed to reflect a new approach to government innovation. The institution will use design, technology prototyping and foresight to create real examples of change.

The museum is the first of its kind and represents a leading example of entrepreneurial governments embracing change and creating futuristic visions for a better world.

“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,” said Shaikh Mohammad.

Headed by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the Board of Trustees will include several high-profile national figures with Mohammad Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, acting as its vice president.

“The world is entering a new era of accelerated knowledge and great technological revolutions. We aim to lead in that era, not to follow and lag behind. The Museum of the Future is the first step of many to come, marking the beginning of great achievements,” said Shaikh Mohammad.

See more pictures of how the museum will look here.