The Launch
of Mars 2117

The ambitious target to establish the first inhabitable human settlement on Mars by 2117 was revealed among the innovative fringe events taking place around the World Government Summit.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Ruler of Dubai, accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, unveiled the Mars 2117 programme and announced the intention of the UAE to lead the initiative.

The Mars 2117

The Mars 2117 programme will be developed and executed in partnership with major international scientific research institutions, with the first phase focusing on preparing the skills to achieve the necessary scientific breakthroughs. It will also seek to develop faster means of transportation to and from the Red Planet.

It is envisaged that the city would first be built by robots. During the Summit, the Mars 2117 team demonstrated its vision of how the city would work by using virtual reality.


The City of Wisdom embodies the hopes and dreams of humanity, towards a unified vision of life thriving on Mars


World Government Summit


Missions to Mars are dubbed the new space race


The Emirates Mars Mission provides the first holistic picture of the Martian atmosphere, encouraging the international community to formulate the Deep Space Treaty and Colonisation Protocol of 2024


Deep Mind adaptive-learning protocol deployed (later to be the foundation of the self-developing structure for the University of Martian Culture & Development)


First humans settle on Mars


First settlement completed


Advancements in rocket propulsion technology shorten interplanetary voyages


First large migrations to Mars welcoming dozens of families


First building constructed using only materials extracted from Mars


Foundation stone for the Outer Space Hyperloop is laid


Breakthroughs in oxygen generating techniques expedite the development of the City of Wisdom


City of Wisdom ready to be populated


United Government of Mars member states sign Collaboration & Coexistence Manifesto


Commencement of the Planetary Government Summit of 2117


Mars 2117

We hope you had a pleasant journey and an enlightening stay on the red planet. The City of Wisdom embodies the hopes and dreams of humanity, towards a unified vision of life thriving on Mars. This guide will assimilate you into the culture and norms of the city.


Mars 2117

The platform showcased how life on Mars is anticipated to look and the expected lifestyle humans would experience there, taking into account how they would access food, modes of transport, energy production, infrastructure works and construction materials, among other considerations

Video of the VR