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Dubai Museum of the Future: What does the Arabic calligraphy say about the structure? – News

The 77-meter-tall architectural wonder stands majestically on Sheikh Zayed Road



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By a staff reporter

Published: Thu 3 Feb 2022, 16:29

Last update: Fri 4 Feb 2022, 00:14

Residents and visitors to the UAE are ready for a futuristic ride, as Dubai’s latest architectural marvel, the Museum of the Future, is set to open later this month.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, announced earlier today that the iconic structure will open on February 22, 2022.

The Dubai Museum of the Future is an architectural wonder that sits majestically on Sheikh Zayed Road.

Spanning an area of ​​30,000 square meters, the seven-story pillarless structure stands 77 meters tall.

The most striking part of the torus-shaped structure is the Arabic calligraphy inscribed all over the stainless steel facade.

More than 14,000 meters of wisdom are engraved on the structure. Quotes from Sheikh Mohammed on future and legacy form the words designed by Emirati artist Mattar bin Lahej.

Among the quotes are: “We may not live hundreds of years, but the products of our creativity can leave a legacy long after we are gone.”

“The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it and execute it.”

“The future does not wait… The future can be designed and built today.”

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The facade consists of 1,024 plates made entirely by robots in a company unique in its kind in the Middle East.

Each facade plate consists of four layers, and each layer was created after going through 16 process steps.

sahim@khaleejtimes.com