Al Thuraya Astronomy Center was established in 2018 by the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The modern astronomical center has been created to serve the education and tourism sector, while promoting the Arabic heritage and culture of Astronomy. It will provide scientific awareness to the community and enrich it with astronomical activities and events. The center is also intended to support government bodies in line with their needs.
Some of the objectives of the center are: