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The National Advisor Bureau, headquartered in Masdar City, Abu-Dhabi, plans to source the massive blocks of ice from Heard Island, around 600 miles (1000 kilometres) off the coast of mainland Antarctica.
Despite that, it consumes more water than double the global national average putting the country at severe risk of droughts over the next 25 years.
The firm intends to haul icebergs from Antarctica to the gulf coast in order to harvest its billions of gallons of fresh water.
An Abu-Dhabi based firm plans to tow icebergs from Antarctica to the United Arab Emirates to harvest their fresh drinking water (artist's impression pictured).
One iceberg could provide enough for one million people over five years The National Advisor Bureau plans to harvest icebergs from Heard Island, around 600 miles (1000 kilometres) off the coast of mainland Antarctica.
It will then transport them around 5,500 miles (8,800 km) to Fujairah, one of the seven emirates which make up the UAE.