Museum of the Future, to be opened in Dubai in 2017 as a centre of innovation and an inspiration to the UAE, will be more than just a stunning architectural landmark at Emirates Towers. It is aimed at uniting and unleashing Arab talent onto the world, opined Friday a local newspaper.
It said this project is the latest that underlines the UAE's commitment to innovation.
"Indeed, whether it is government, its ministries, its officials, innovation has been the keyword, building a nation where all are served by a smart administration that evolves and looks at what can, rather what can't, be done. That's what creating the future means," said the English language newspaper The Gulf News in an editorial comment.
"The Museum of the Future, will be an incubator for innovation harnessing the minds and talents of a nation and a region, thinking and wondering: what if.
But this is not a plan full of empty promises it is a challenge for all," the paper added quoting Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who announced plans for the futuristic project on Wednesday as saying that the future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it and execute it.
"There has never been any doubt that Dubai aims high and believes in doing what is difficult. That's exactly the kind of forward thinking that will be harnessed in building the Museum of the Future on Sheikh Zayed Road.
But this Yes, it will house exhibits and projects that look forward rather than back, as most conventional museums do. But this is no conventional museum. It looks forward and wonders what can be, not what was; at what is possible, not what we achieved; and what might be, rather than what brought us this far." Certainly, it went on to say, the story of the UAE thus far has been of a unified land where all live in social harmony, building a nation together.
The Gulf News added that it's that forward-looking thinking that this institution will harness. "Indeed, if there is a challenge, it will be to ensure that the universities and colleges fully participate in the project, offering their brightest and best minds to work actively on projects and technologies that will ensure the UAE continues its remarkable march of progress."