UAE PLANS TO BUILD CITY ON MARS.
The United Arab Emirates announced a lofty goal Tuesday: building a human settlement on Mars within 100 years.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, prime minister and ruler of Dubai, announced the red planet project dubbed “Mars 2117” at the 5th World Government Summit in Dubai.
“The new project is a seed that we plant today, and we expect future generations to reap the benefits, driven by its passion to learn to unveil a new knowledge,” Maktoum said in a statement. “The landing of people on other planets has been a long-time dream for humans. Our aim is that the UAE will spearhead international efforts to make this dream a reality.”