What is the meaning behind the Arabic calligraphy incised into the steel façade?
Inspirational quotes by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum decorate the Museum of the Future’s façade. The glass panes fitted into the cut-outs in the steel that form the Arabic calligraphy were manufactured using leading-edge technologies that improve interior lighting quality and thermal insulation. One of the quotes translates as, “The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it and execute it. It isn’t something you await, but rather create.” This sums up the Museum of the Future’s ethos.
Dubai aims to be a leader in mobility by 2030. To what extent does the museum support this vision?
By embracing everything from driverless vehicles and new modes of transport, such as hyperloops, through the AI and big data technologies that facilitate them, to more sustainable mobility in the form of electric and hybrid vehicles, Dubai has become the ultimate destination for shaping the future of mobility worldwide. The MOTF is a living, breathing institution that aims to shape the future rather than merely predict it. That includes designing tomorrow’s transportation solutions and more.
Let’s take a peek into the future. What are you looking forward to most?
As we continue to explore the ever-shifting dynamics of the digital age, I am most excited to see how we can work together in pursuit of a monumental goal, such as global unity. I can imagine that over the next 50 years, we will focus on ways to make inclusivity, togetherness and collaboration an important part of our social fabric. By harnessing transformative disruption, advanced technology, accessibility and the power of robust networks, we can usher in a more connected world.