His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on Saturday attended a ceremony marking the fixture of the final piece to the facade of the Museum of the Future, a global monument of urban excellence and a fresh milestone in quintessential Emirati contribution to delivering a brighter future.
The grand, state-of-the-art museum embodies the UAE’s unique modern-day achievements and adds to Dubai’s distinguished track record of architectural masterpieces.
“A universal architectural icon, the Museum of the Future combines between our authentic Arab culture and far-reaching ambitions. It is a global engineering icon, but speaks the Arabic language,” the Sheikh remarked.
“The Museum of the Future represents a global architectural and engineering icon that will be harnessed to build human miracles capable of using the museum to shape a better future.”
The Museum of the Future, along with the Emirates Towers, the Dubai International Financial Centre and the Dubai World Trade Centre, represents UAE’s innovation-driven zeal and drive towards sustainability, he added, noting that the museum has already gained global fame even before its opening thanks to its one-of-a-kind design.
“We are not after architectural wonders, but we rather seek to unleash human potential to create a better future that abounds in miracles. Dubai will continue to deliver architectural masterpieces as the world continues to be in progress for those who know exactly what they want,” His Highness continued.
He was accompanied during his tour of the museum by son, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, among other officials.
During the visit, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum affirmed that Dubai and the UAE will continues on the path of creativity in various fields thanks to the talent and determination to lead in the field of creating the future.
One of the visions is to impact change by adopting new models as an example for future governments, and to rely on young national cadres ‘who are able to take responsibility and turn challenges into opportunities.’
The Museum, which stands encased in stainless steel adorned with Arabic calligraphy, will upon completion represent a showplace for a new era – a center of creativity and hope where the visitor can see, touch and shape the country’s shared future.
Combining elements of exhibition, immersive theater and themed attraction, the Museum of the Future invites its visitors to look beyond the present and take their place within possible worlds to come.
Located in the Emirates Towers area near Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, the 30,000-square-meter and 77 metre-high iconic building has instantly recognisable shape, epitomised by its futuristic stainless steel façade with illuminated glazed Arabic calligraphy.
Seven floors of exhibition space will showcase innovative and futuristic concepts, services, and products for the future of cities.
The Museum of the Future strives to be a place of tolerance where varied cultural, philosophical, social and spiritual outlooks are welcome.
[Sourced from Agencies]