About Us

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:


Located in the largest public park in Dubai attracting more than 1,000,000 people yearly.

Home to the largest telescope in the region for public observation.

Beacon of creativity and innovation.

Unique global tourist destination.


Innovative School Programs.

Research and development in Optical and Radio Astronomy.

Research in Meteorites and Geology.

Research and development of Satellites and Rocketry.

Innovation in Robotics and Electronics.

Development and deployment of AR & VR.