Chinese Vice Premier, delegation tour Museum of the Future during UAE visit

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Chinese Vice Premier, delegation tour Museum of the Future during UAE visit

UAE, Dubai: Hu Chunhua, Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, visited the Museum of the Future, where he was greeted by Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation (DFF). Belhoul welcomed the Vice Premier, along with a Chinese delegation, during a tour to highlight the museum’s efforts in creating a better future for humanity.

The delegation included Zhang Yiming, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the UAE; Guo Wei, Deputy Secretary-General of the Chinese State Council; and Wu Jianghao, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of China.

During the tour, Belhoul showcased the museum’s most prominent features, including its iconic design and unique experiences. He also shed light on its vital role in shaping the future and designing its ideas.

In the presence of representatives from the Museum of the Future and the Dubai Future Foundation, the parties discussed ways of enhancing cooperation in the areas of future foresight as well as facing challenges and finding solutions through developing innovative ideas.

The tour was part of an official visit from China’s Hu Chunhua, who is in the UAE this week to strengthen relations between the two countries. On Sunday, His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court received China’s Vice Premier at Qasr Al Watan.

China is a key partner of the UAE, and the two countries are seeking to further build cooperation to drive trade growth, enhance infrastructure, facilitate knowledge exchange, and leverage advanced technology.

The Museum of the Future is the first museum of its kind. Built to transform the very perception of the future as we know it, the unique structure has become home to several immersive future environments that aim to position visitors in an empowering version of the future. Through distinctive themes, it elicits a world we thought we could only experience 50 years from now. Visitors become active participants in an expansive experience that taps into all five senses. By meaningfully merging aspects of science, technology and spirituality, the Museum inspires humanity to re-imagine the future and all its possibilities.

One of the most complex and ambitious projects ever executed, with an instantly iconic inimitable exterior. Rising 77-metres above the ground and comprising 1,024 unique stainless steel composite panels, the façade is adorned in Arabic calligraphy, displaying three quotes written by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai.