Dubai Unveils Its Plan to Build Mars Simulation City Worth US $140 Million

Dubai is not known for making anything that doesn’t set the benchmark all over the world be it the world’s largest mall or building. Now the government of UAE has announced its new plans for building the world’s largest space simulation city. The city will be designed by Bjarke Ingels, the world’s one of the top flashiest architects.

Going to be known as Mars Science City, the area covered will be 1.9 million sq ft and the cost estimated to build this is around US$140 million dollars. Several domes including one for the team itself to live for more than a year will be laid down.

To produce water, food, and energy on Mars colony several scientific laboratories are going to make their contribution to help in the city development. A museum will also be incorporated to exhibit the great space achievements with the museum wall printed with 3D tech using sand from the Emirati desert.

“With the rapid changes and challenges UAE face, we have developed ourselves with good vision and understanding to make Dubai a great place to live in the future,” says Prime Minister of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid.

The project is another step taken by the UAE government in its leading contributions to the global science movement. “We seek to set a perfect example and motivation for others to encourage them for participating and to contribue to humanity,” added Rashid.

The project follows on from the UAE’s big announcement early in 2017 that laid out a 100-year plan to get to Mars. The Mars 2117 Project is a long-term plan with several milestones to reach before ultimately founding a large city on the Red Planet early in the next century. The first step will be the launch of an unmanned probe in 2020 that would reach Mars the following year.

Currently, Dubai is increasingly looking like a sci-fi movie town with autonomous taxi drones and robotic police already being rolled out, so adding a futuristic Mars city Simulation will be a bigger step towards the better future.


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