For $137.8 Million, Dubai Builds a City That Looks Like Mars

Published February 19th, 2018 - 11:42 GMT
The UAE is building a Mars City in the desert near Dubai for visitors to get a taste of what life is going to be like on Mars. (Dubai Media Office)
The UAE is building a Mars City in the desert near Dubai for visitors to get a taste of what life is going to be like on Mars. (Dubai Media Office)

The UAE is building a Mars City in the desert near Dubai which will act as a prototype for visitors to get a taste of what life is going to be like on Mars.

Award-winning Danish Architect, Bjarke Ingles, said humans will, within a century, become the first species to inhabit another planet. 

The €111 million ($137.8 million) project includes agricultural tests, food security studies, and laboratories where food, water and energy can be produced. (Photo: Dubai Media Office)

Ingels said life on Mars may look like living underground, at least temporarily. Ahead of humans’ arrival, robots will be able to use 3D printing to build underground bases before the first astronauts arrive. These bases would have to be built underground because of Mars’ hostile atmosphere.

The Dubai Mars City is aligned with the UAE’s aim to lead the global race in taking people to Mars.

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