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Dubai to build 'Museum of the Future'

by AFP
A handout computer generated image made available by the Dubai government on March 4, 2015, shows the exterior of the Museum Of The Future that will be built on a main road of Dubai, at an estimated cost of $136 million. The structure will be finished in 2017. AFP/HO/DUBAI GOVERNMENT
The museum is to be built on a grassy hill near the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, with a 500-million-dirham ($136-million) price tag and aiming to open in 2017

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