Fancy taking a look at what Dubai, and indeed the world, will look like in 2035? Well for the next three days there will be a glimpse of that at the Museum of the Future at the Madinat Jumeirah.

Inaugurated yesterday by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, the pop up museum looks at how robotics and artificial intelligence will impact life in the city.


Also, it’s free to enter, just register here.  The museum is an offshoot of the World Government Summit, which kicks off in Dubai today.

The exhibition aims to help those who visit answer questions like, ‘Would you augment your children to improve their quality of life?’; ‘Would you let machines take care of you?’ and ‘Would you let a machine choose a job for you?’.

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While this museum is just temporary, there will be a permanent one built near Emirates Towers that was initially planned to be complete by 2017. Here’s what that breathtaking building will look like:


– New Knees: This technology turns the wearer into a half-man, half-cheetah – giving them a superhuman ability to run and jump. Umm, sign us up.

– Gecko Tips: Nano-structural machines that, when installed on fingertips, allow people to stick to anything and then climb walls.


– EyeShare: A technology that will allow users of social media platforms to see what their friends are watching on a site, no matter how far away they are. A touch worrying?

– DreamStream: A future technology that will allow individuals to share their dreams with their friends and relatives (yep, we’re stumped by that one too).

– Switch off: Another future technology on show will be one that temporarily switches off all messages to the brain in order to bring true calm to the user (well the thought of that does not make us feel Zen).

– AutoLingua: This technology allows people to learn a language quickly by providing an instant translation of a chosen language into their ear.

Madinat Jumeirah, 6pm to 8pm from tonight until Wednesday night (the tour takes around 20 to 30 minutes). More information and registration here. 

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Photos: Dubai Media Office.