Dubai's Museum of the Future: opening date, ticket price and all you need to know

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Dubai's Museum of the Future officially opens today, Tuesday, February 22, with tickets now on sale and doors open to the public from February, 23.

It promises visitors an immersive experience that uses technology to represent art and encourages guests to imagine what the future could be like in topics such as outer space, nature and wellness.

The striking structure stands 78 metres and was named as one of the 14 most beautiful museums on the planet in a list compiled by National Geographic magazine in July.

The National explains everything you need to know for your visit.

What are the exhibitions inside?

Five of the seven floors are the main exhibition spaces, each designed to resemble a futuristic film set.

It takes two to three hours to experience the museum. Visitors can stay as long as they like.

The museum takes visitors on a journey to the year 2071 and creates scenarios of what the future could be like in topics such as outer space resource development, ecosystems and bioengineering, health, wellness and spirituality.

One of the outer space-themed exhibitions is called “New Moon” and shows how the Moon could be transformed into a source of renewable energy for the entire planet.

Visitors experience a view from inside a space station 600 kilometres above the Earth.  Photo: Museum of the Future

The immersive experience recreates what it might look like inside a space station 600 kilometres above the Earth, as they “gaze out of the window” to see the Moon.

Visitors can explore the space station and learn about the pioneers who live and work there.

A nature-themed exhibition shows a mixed reality recreation of the Amazon rainforest.

Visitors can explore the interaction of hundreds of species and observe details invisible to the naked eye.

A wellness-themed exhibition takes visitors to a “sanctuary” that is away from digital life, where they are encouraged to reconnect with mind, body and spirit.

Another area is called “The Centre” and allows visitors to experience restorative effects of movement, meditation and water by immersing in vibrations that rebalance their electromagnetic fields.

Is there anything for children?

The first floor of the museum is dedicated to a children’s exhibition “Future Heroes”. Access is included in the ticket price.

There are three main experiences on offer — imagine, design and build.

Children can play and learn through activities that encourage communication, collaboration and creativity.

The free play area has “future heroes experts guides” that help children work together to achieve a mission.

How to get tickets?

Entry to the museum costs Dh145, but is complimentary for children under the age of 3, people of determination and Emiratis aged 60 and older.

The tickets are on sale on the museum’s website www.motf.ae.

All visitors, including those eligible for free admission, must book a time slot to enter the museum.

Tickets provide full access to the museum experience and amenities.

Do I need a PCR test?

For now, visitors do not need to show a Covid-19 vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test result to enter.

Timings

The museum will hold an opening ceremony on February 22 and then will be open to the public from February 23, with opening hours from 10am to 6pm.

The last entry is one hour before closure.

How to get there?

The museum is right next to Jumeirah Emirates Towers, close to the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Arriving by the Dubai Metro is the easiest way to reach there. The Emirates Towers Station on the Red Line is closest. A bridge connects the station directly to the museum.

Public bus numbers 27, 29, and X22 also go straight to the museum.

For those arriving by car, there is free self-parking for ticket holders, limited to a three-hour period.

There are very limited parking spaces. There is also valet parking available.

General rules of the museum

Visitors are allowed to take photos and videos of the exhibitions for personal use, except the ones that are labelled as the “special exhibition galleries”. Flash photography is not allowed.

Tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted.

Guests can bring their own food that can be eaten in the lobby and garden areas. No food or drink is allowed in any other exhibitions.

There are restrooms on each floor of the museum.

Free Wi-Fi is available.

Updated: February 22, 2022, 4:56 AM