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Dubai's 'Museum of Future' is the latest addition to its flashy architecture

The seven-storey hollow silver ellipse decorated with Arabic calligraphy, touted as the world's most beautiful building promises to take visitors on a 'journey to the year 2071'

February 23, 2022 / 06:34 PM IST
Dubai opened its Museum of the Future on February 22, a structure it touts as the world's most beautiful building. (Image: AFP)
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Dubai opened its Museum of the Future on February 22, a structure it touts as the world's most beautiful building. (Image: AFP)
The museum is a seven-storey hollow silver ellipse decorated with Arabic calligraphy quotes from Dubai's ruler. It takes pride of place on Sheikh Zayed Road, the city's main highway. (Image: AFP)
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The museum is a seven-storey hollow silver ellipse decorated with Arabic calligraphy quotes from Dubai's ruler. It takes pride of place on Sheikh Zayed Road, the city's main highway. (Image: AFP)
The building's striking facade was lit up by a colourful laser light show in the evening as crowds gathered outside to catch a glimpse. (Image: AFP)
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The building's striking facade was lit up by a colourful laser light show in the evening as crowds gathered outside to catch a glimpse. (Image: AFP)
It was officially opened later by Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, whose vision of the future has been credited as the driving force behind the museum. (Image: AFP)
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It was officially opened later by Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, whose vision of the future has been credited as the driving force behind the museum. (Image: AFP)
While the museum's contents are yet to be revealed, it will exhibit design and technology innovations, taking the visitor on a "journey to the year 2071", organisers said. (Image: AFP)
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While the museum's contents are yet to be revealed, it will exhibit design and technology innovations, taking the visitor on a "journey to the year 2071", the organisers said. (Image: AFP)
Roadside signboards described the museum -- just minutes away from the world's tallest construction, the Burj Khalifa -- as the "most beautiful building on Earth" ahead of its gala opening. (Image: AFP)
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Roadside signboards described the museum—just minutes away from the world's tallest construction, the Burj Khalifa—as the "most beautiful building on Earth" ahead of its gala opening. (Image: AFP)
It is the latest addition to the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) collection of flashy architecture. (Image: AFP)
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It is the latest addition to the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) collection of flashy architecture. (Image: AFP)