Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday (Sunday) opened the Museum of Future Government Services as part of the Government Summit to showcase the new generation of future government services.

The museum gives visitors a glimpse into the future of services in the UAE through interactive designs and real prototypes.

It features future concepts of government services and models of these services in education, health and smart city planning, created by government experts, engineers and designers, in collaboration with international universities and institutes specialised in future innovations.

“Innovation is the key to prosperity … governments are required to invest in research and innovations more than anything else as they are concerned with the development of human life, and thus improving the quality of life can only be achieved by this way,” Shaikh Mohammad said.

He added that innovation is not an option but a necessity dictated by the rapid changes in the world.

The real human development is the key to stability in countries, and development can no longer continue except by creating an environment that stimulates innovation in finding solutions to all development challenges “, Shaikh Mohammad said.

“As we open the future museum, the future will be for those who can imagine, design and implement it. The future cannot wait … The future can be designed and built today,” he added.

The museum explores the future of educational, health and smart city services. It brings together 180 engineers, designers, technologists and futurists to imagine how these services could be changed for the better in the coming years.

It includes a laboratory for research, design and innovation, and models of how smart streets would be in the future — where the concept design of smart streets shows how these streets would talk with people and guide them to their destinations and give them with the information they need.

The museum also includes a design for the so-called “Personal Cloud that provides self-cooling and traces its owner through high resolution sensors”. The personal cooling system blueprint is developed in collaboration with MIT University.

The Museum also features “Vitzania”— a world of children’s toys where medical examinations can be conducted for children while they play. It also includes a health cafe, which offers medications in a timely manner designed for everyone, and a replica of a giant robot that provides solutions to patients and people with medical disabilities and professionals who do dangerous jobs.

Shaikh Mohammad, accompanied by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, toured the museum where he met Honda Worldwide ASIMO -the world’s most advanced robot.

The opening was attended by Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Government Summit, and other senior officials.