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Museum of the Future

This futuristic building is yet another architectural wonder in Dubai. 


The Museum of the Future in Dubai can best be described as a torus with an elliptical void standing up. This spectacular building, situated near the financial district it is an amazing feat of architecture in a city filled with extraordinary buildings.  

It’s not only the shape of the building that sets it apart from others. The outer structure is covered with Arabic calligraphy, more specifically a poem by Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed describing his vision for the city’s future. The unusual shape of the building has made this engineering marvel one of the most complex construction projects ever attempted.

The building will host the Museum of the Future containing exhibitions envisioning a society in a time yet to come. Behind it is the Dubai Future Foundation, where innovative designs showcase a vision of Dubai in the future. 

Creating a unique building in a city like Dubai is not easy, but the Museum of the Future is truly an achievement, both in terms of engineering and striking architecture.

Know Before You Go

The Museum of the Future building is located in the financial district of Dubai. The nearest metro station is Emirates Towers Metro Station.

Open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and tickets cost AED 145. Free for children under three. 

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