Dubai's Museum of the Future is all set to be the emirate's latest blockbuster attraction — and it is already causing a huge stir, days before its grand opening.
On Friday, Dubai Media Office released attention-grabbing footage that has left many viewers awestruck.
With the apparent use of cutting-edge technology, a video shared on social media shows the upper segment of the striking structure opening up to welcome what appears to be a landing spacecraft.
The unidentified flying object descends into the museum while traffic below travels on Sheikh Zayed Road.
The eye-catching video is set to help build anticipation for the opening of the Museum of the Future on February 22.
It is in keeping with the futuristic theme of the attraction.
The venue promises visitors an immersive experience that uses technology to represent art and encourages visitors to imagine what the future could be like.
Even before it has opened, the Museum of the Future was named one of the 14 most beautiful museums on the planet, in a list compiled by National Geographic magazine last July.
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 and visitors can stay as long as they like, officials said.
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 Earth.
Tickets priced at Dh145 ($39) are available on the museum's website — www.motf.ae — with complimentary tickets for children under 3, people of determination and Emiratis aged 60 and older.
The future will soon be here — and Dubai is counting down the days in style.