This country wants to be the first to build a city on Mars

In the race to Mars, one country announced plans to colonize the red planet in the next 100 years.

Just days before Elon Musk's SpaceX launched cargo towards the International Space Station bringing him one step closer to Mars, UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed took to Twitter to announce the country's plan's for building a mini city on Mars with images of what looks like a mini Dubai on the red planet.

Dubbed Mars 2117, Sheikh Mohammed said the vision to create a mini city on mars involves international cooperation.

In one of his tweets he said: We aspire in the coming century to develop science, technology and our youth's passion for knowledge. This project is driven by that vision.

It's clear for Mars 2117 to succeed in 100 years the country will need their youth and future youth to be equipped with infrastructure technology and education.

It's going to take a lot of cash to see this project through. Luckily, the oil rich country isn't short on gold.

They've also had practice. Dubai, a thriving city, literally built the world's tallest building in the middle of the desert.

Maybe a mini Burj Khalifa for this mini city on Mars isn't totally unrealistic.

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