Museum of the Future (Dubai)

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The Museum of the Future is a museum of innovation and design, The museum is scheduled to open in 2020.[needs update]


Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, announced the plans for a new Museum of the Future, on 4 March 2015, that is intended to actively produce futuristic inventions and support the UAE's mission to be a global innovation engine.[1]

On 30 June 2015, Dubai revealed plans to build the world's first fully functional 3D printed building, the "Office of The Future". The project is the first major initiative of the Museum of the Future.[2]

On 7 February 2016, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, inaugurated the Museum of the Future exhibition, organised by the Dubai Foundation for the Museum of the Future as part of the World Government Summit 2016.[3]

On 17 February 2016, Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation announced the launch of Global Blockchain Council to explore and discuss current and future applications, and organize transactions through the Blockchain platform.[4]

On 28 March 2016, Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation launched Mostaqbal Portal, an initiative to cover the latest findings of the technology and science sector on a daily basis by publishing studies, research findings, visual material and infographics in Arabic in simplified and easy-to-understand language.[5]

On 20 April 2016, The Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation together with the Institute for Digital Archaeology, UNESCO and the universities of Harvard and Oxford unveiled a life-sized, 3D printed restoration of the archway to the temple in Palmyra, destroyed by ISIS in 2015.[6]

On 24 April 2016, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid launched ‘Dubai Future Foundation’. Under the new Structure, The Museum of the Future became a part of the Dubai Future Foundation.[7]

On 10 February 2017 and 9 February 2018, The Museum of the future opened temporarily at Madinat Jumeirah during the World Government Summit.


As well as providing a permanent home for the many innovations, the Museum of the Future claims to work to stimulate and incubate solutions to the challenges of future cities. It will bring together researchers, designers, inventors and financiers under one roof.

The Museum will be located in the Emirates Towers area near Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, and is planned to open in 2020 . The museum hosts seven floors of exhibition space.[8]

The Museum will host a group of innovation labs focusing on health, education, smart cities, energy and transport in addition to a permanent section on future innovations in all fields. It will provide a platform to demonstrate and test the latest inventions from world's leading tech giants and start-ups, as well as collaborations between companies and leading research institutes and universities.

The Museum also plans to hold scientific conferences and offer courses and workshops on design and innovation covering the latest scientific developments, trends and designs as well as their practical applications.


  1. ^ "Mohammed bin Rashid announces plans for major new Museum of the Future". WAM. WAM. 4 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Dubai to build world's first 3D printed office". wam. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid inaugurates Museum of the Future in Dubai". wam. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation announces launch of Global Blockchain Council". wam. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation launches 'Mostaqbal Portal' as first of its kind initiative in region". wam. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation: Palmyra Temple Arch Restored in Trafalgar Square". wam. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Mohammed bin Rashid approves Dubai Future Agenda and AED 1 billion Future Endowment Fund". wam. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Dubai's extraordinary Museum of the Future counts down to opening | news". Retrieved 12 November 2020.

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