What will you be doing in 15 years? It’s hard to predict the future but if you decide to swing by The Box at JLT DMCC this weekend, we can accurately foretell one thing you will be doing in 2038: getting nostalgic while unwrapping memories and messages from your 2023 self. We’re no fortune tellers, but the good folks at self-storage company The Box are organising a fun and free time capsule event for Dubai residents as part of their 15th-anniversary celebrations.
They intend to stick around for another 15 years and while they’re at it, they want to preserve Dubaiites’ favourite memories as a thank-you gesture. The three-day event will allow visitors to drop their most treasured objects in a special storage box on January 13, 14, and 15 from 10am to 5:30pm and snack on coffee, canapes, and popcorn after. The container will then be sealed and only cracked open after 15 years.
What items can be stored in the time capsule?
What you choose to store inside the time capsule is entirely your choice. From video messages, letters to your future self outlining hopes and dreams, your favourite outfits that captures your 2023 fashion sense, to trinkets, photographs from your life in Dubai, postcards from your travels to ticket stubs from a concert, and your children’s stuffed toys, the options of what memory you choose to freeze in time is endless.
The time capsule will keep your items intact
Your precious possessions will be secured safely inside the temperature and moisture-controlled time capsule. So, while the fingers of time will have traced greys in your hair and wrinkles on your face and perhaps even blurred your memories a bit, the memorabilia you’ll have stored will remain undamaged and exactly as they were the day you locked them up them in the container.
How will they find me 15 years from now?
As you drop off your chosen belongings, The Box’s staff will note down your email id and contact details, so they can deliver your items to you in 2038, no matter what part of the world you’re living in then.
Imagine the joy of stumbling across a cherished item you’d forgotten about in the post one day. No amount of unexpectedly finding money in your pockets can match that as it’ll give you an opportunity to reflect on your journey in life and give yourself a pat on the back for all that you’ve achieved.
This time around, hindsight will be 2038 instead of 2020.