Interestingly, Dubai has plans to tow a whopping 3.5-million ton iceberg from the ice-filled Antarctica region back to the desert Middle East. The aim is to utilize the iceberg as a tourist attraction and as a source of fresh, drinking water for its citizens.
The unique and defying stance of UAE as regards technology grows unchallenged. It's a super crazy idea but no doubt, it could be achieved, however with huge chunk of oil money.
The plan is to carefully select a suitable iceberg with desired shape and size and would be further pulled by an enormous ship which would sail the high seas at a very low speed of one knot (approximately 283 days of continuous, full-power towing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
As a result, this ice is estimated to lose about 30% of its overall mass but would still be beneficial for its intended use.
Seeker Channel graphically illustrated this concept in the video below. Follow Seeker Channel on Facebook.
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