Museum of Future hits 2 million visitors on second anniversary

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The Museum of the Future marked its second anniversary on Thursday, with the announcement that it's attracted over 2 million visitors from 172 countries since it opened its doors to the public.

During the past two years, the museum has become a centre for innovation, education and future foresight as well as a beacon for knowledge and creativity.

It has hosted more than 280 events attracting more than 20,000 participants from around the world and received more than 40 heads of state and government, ministers and official delegations during official visits to the UAE.

Additionally, the museum has hosted over 370 international, regional and local media delegations to shed light on both Dubai and the UAE’s vision for the future.

Chairman Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi said the museum "positioned the city among the world's most advanced and forward-thinking urban centres. In the span of just two years, (it) has evolved into a dynamic hub for innovation, education, and intellectual creativity".

He added that the museum "transformed from an ambitious idea to a prominent and permanent global hub, welcoming intellects, future designers, and international institutions specialising in future foresight.

"(It) serves to strengthen global collaboration in anticipating both opportunities and challenges expected in the forthcoming decades...(and) is set to continue its crucial role, introducing the world to cutting-edge future technologies, creative innovations, and transformative changes that will impact various aspects of human life."

Construction work on the Museum of the Future began in 2017, where 3D printing was also used during the construction process. By 2018, its state-of-the-art structure was completed, and on February 22, 2022, it was officially opened.

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