It looks like the UAE can expect a water shortage in the next ten years. The article mentions that the countries in the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) region will have to work together to avoid conflicts over resources.
Well isn't that a surprise? It seems that the parks and green spaces in the middle of the desert are sapping resources. 60% of water desalination in the world happens in MENA countries It looks like the countries are going to have to create some sort of sustainable policy towards water in the next several years. Sure, the fountains at almost every intersection look nice, and make the place more livable, but at what cost?