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VP opens ‘Museum of the Future’
February 10, 2018
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DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum today opened the new temporary ‘Museum of the Future’ as part of the 2018 World Government Summit that opens Feb.11-13, at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

The museum will offer visitors an interactive experience about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it will affect different aspects of life in the future, offering an exciting way to discover tomorrow’s trends and opportunities.

Accompanying His Highness Sheikh Mohammed on his tour were Dubai Crown Prince Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future and Chairman of the World Government Summit Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, and Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Omar bin Sultan Al Olama.

Sheikh Mohammed highlighted the fact that artificial intelligence (AI) will add US$15 trillion to the world’s GDP within a period of 12 years, and said “The Museum of the Future is a unique incubator for futuristic innovations and design We are determined to make the UAE a major contributor to future development.”

“The UAE government sets an example to the governments of the world in adopting technological advancements as a driver for development. AI is key when we speak about tackling future challenges,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

The Museum of the Future is a unique incubator for futuristic innovations and design, currently under construction in Dubai, UAE. It builds on over 5 years of immersive exploration of the future by the Dubai Future Foundation, the organization behind everything from the world’s first 3D printed office to the Dubai Blockchain Strategy.

Opening in 2019, the Museum will become the world’s largest and most exciting way to discover tomorrow’s trends and opportunities.

Participates in ‘Walk Unified’

Sheikh Mohammed, today participated in the third week of the “Walk Unified” initiative, which is held every Friday at the Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed said that he was pleased to take part in this sporting and social initiative that aims to encourage people to exercise by walking, which is a physically and mentally challenging sport.

He also praised the efforts of those concerned with organising the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, which will be a boost to people of determination in the UAE and the entire world. The events aim to promote wider inclusion and community understanding and acceptance, as well as encourage a healthy lifestyle for people of determination.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid was accompanied, during the two-kilometre walk, by Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Dr. Sultan Bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State. He was also accompanied by Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman Director of the Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department and Mohammed Abdullah Al Junaibi, Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, and several senior officials.

Walk Unified takes place every Friday in the lead up to the 2018 Special Olympics IX MENA Games, which will be held in Abu Dhabi next month. The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will be held in March 2019, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

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