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The Museum of the Future has welcomed a whopping one million visitors and counting, the destination announced on social media ahead of marking one year since its opening. The most beautiful building on Earth has become iconic for Dubai.
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On this day last year, the Museum of the Future opened with an announcement from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
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Sheikh Mohammed posted a couple of aerial shots of Museum of the Future, and captioned his post: “Brothers and sisters... The most beautiful building on Earth in the UAE will launch to the world on February 22, 2022...”
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The most stunning feature of the structure is that it literally and figuratively “speaks Arabic”. Its façade is a canvas for the poetry of Sheikh Mohammed, designed in 14,000 metres of Arabic calligraphy by the Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej.
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Spanning an area of 30,000 square metres, the seven-storey pillar-less structure stands 77 metres tall. It has been listed by National Geographic as one of the 14 most beautiful museums in the world for its stunning architecture and sophisticated technological innovations.
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The museum is linked by two bridges – the first one extending to Jumeirah Emirates Towers, with a length of 69 metres; and the second 212-metre bridge linking it to Emirates Towers Metro Station.
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Getting tickets will require you to book weeks in advance to explore the seven floors of exhibits and futuristic sights. Drawn out by Killa Designs, the structure stands encased in stainless steel adorned with Arabic calligraphy and was built by robots.
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Booking a time slot is required even if you are eligible for free entry. Regular tickets cost Dh149, while children younger than 4 and People of Determination can enter for free.
Image Credit: WAM