The UAE recently announced plans to build a city on Mars in 2117. The first steps have already been taken to meet the 100 year deadline.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) is leading the project, which is focusing on developing the skills of a new generation of Emiratis in space science fields.
The centre will prepare talent in fields like research, artificial intelligence, robotics and advanced space technologies. The first five years of the plan will focus on technical and logistical aspects of the project.
Once the first few stages are done, the next steps will look into mobility, housing, energy and food on Mars. How exciting!