Museum of the Future launches science and technology portal in Arabic

Arabic readers will now have access to the latest technological and scientific news in simplified terms after the Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation launched its Mostaqbal (future) Portal.

ABU DHABI // Arabic readers will now have access to the latest technological and scientific news in simplified terms after the Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation launched its Mostaqbal (future) Portal.

In an effort to promote science, technology and research among UAE youth and Arab world the platform will publish studies, articles, visual materials and infographics in areas such as space science, health, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality – all worded in easy-to-understand Arabic.

Mohammed Al Gergawi, managing director of Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation, said the initiative would support scientific content presented in Arabic, especially in areas that have long faced a shortage of content for Arab readers and researchers.

“It [the portal] will enhance the country’s efforts to promote Arabic as a language with the relevant vocabulary for modern usage at a time when the UAE is celebrating the Year of Reading,” he said.

The Ministry of Education, Dubai Smart Government, Al Bayan newspaper and Sky News Arabia are all set to publish the portal's content after signing agreements with the Foundation.

During the trial launch, more than 500 scientific articles, 50 info-graphics and 60 visual content were published in addition to hundreds of posts and tweets on social media.

Saif Al Aleeli, chief executive at the Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation, said the initial launch had reached more than 3 million readers.

“It [the initiative] will also support innovation and scientific research process in the Arab world as this portal will serve as a unique content source for regional scientific and technical specialists,” he said.

The Arabic content of the portal is available on www.mostaqbal.ae and English content on futurism.com.

tsubaihi@thenational.ae