Inaugurated in December 2016 with financial support from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the Emirates Soil Museum is a unique facility that promotes environmental protection and soil conservation. Located at ICBA, the museum is dedicated to the role of soils in the environment, agriculture, food security, and the types of soil found in the UAE. Since its opening, it has grown into a knowledge hub for everyone interested in soil conservation in the UAE and the Gulf region.
The museum has external and internal exhibits that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the world of soils. Outside the museum, a custom-designed landscape includes a diversity of desert plants and rocks found in the UAE. And exhibits inside are arranged around themes such as climate change and food security. In addition to the displays, there are also interactive simulators of dune formation and water infiltration in different soil types such as sand, silt, and clay. The museum also boasts a library of soil information resources and touchscreen stands to access soil maps of the UAE.
For more information, please visit the museum's website at: https://www.emiratessoilmuseum.org/.