The Desert Farm
The solar-powered farm of the future
This agricultural marvel makes the most of three of the UAE’s abundant natural resources: the sun, the sea and the sand. Learn how raising tilapia, a fish that can survive in hot, salty water, benefits the Desert Farm’s crops. Find out more about tasty desert superhero plants like salicornia (sea beans) and quinoa, which both thrive on saltwater. Discover how scientists are trying to turn deserts into farmland for grazing animals to curb deforestation. As climate change causes deserts to spread, this kind of farming isn’t just inspiring. It’s the key to keeping the world fed. You’ll never look at the desert the same way again.
The Desert Farm 360
Discover The Desert Farm in 360°
The futureof farming
The Desert Farm is an open-sided structure shaded by a V-shaped roof. The space is lined with waist-high panels adorned with trailing green plants and a large vertical garden wall welcomes visitors. Under the roofline, an open exhibit space is surrounded by small trees and crops growing in planter boxes. In the centre is a large aquarium full of tilapia fish.