Thu, Aug 13, 2009
The Museum of Middle East Modern Art, launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will be a celebration of the importance of Dubai Creek as a new cultural hub.
Based on the form of a ship, the museum looks really futuristic and holds a variety of spaces for exhibitions, art galleries, leasable workshop spaces, auditorium, and amphitheatre for live performances and international festivals. In addition, MOMEMA offers a boutique hotel with 60 keys and a restaurant on the top level, with 360 degree views of Dubai Creek. MOMEMA is designed by UNStudio and is about 25,000 sq. m. The project costs 50 billion dollars and will be completed at January 2011.