3rd International Conference on
Coastal Zone Engineering and Management
in the Middle East
(Arabian Coast 2016)
20-23 November 2016
Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, UAE

Welcome Message

Dubai Municipality is greatly honored to organize the 3rd International Conference on Coastal Zone Engineering and Management in the Middle East (Arabian Coast 2016) under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Industry of the UAE and the Chairman of Dubai Municipality at the Inter Continental, Dubai Festival City during 20th to 23rd November 2016. The conference is held in collaboration with the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) and is an exceptional opportunity to explore, disseminate and strengthen knowledge in sustainable coastal engineering and management.

Given the ambitious pace of development projects in the region, and most particularly in the Gulf, this conference is aimed at bringing together international scientist, engineers and coastal managers to discuss the latest achievements and developments of relevance to regional coastal management and engineering.

The meeting will also provide a platform for addressing a broad range of scientific topics on coastal environmental impact problems and remedial solutions, with case studies of relevance to the region being strongly encouraged. There will be a particular emphasis on building collaborative linkage between agencies, programs and professionals working in the region.

The exceptional line-up of keynotes on the main conference themes delivered by international experts from the USA, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Kuwait, Bahrain, India, and Taiwan will provide a truly international perspective. Educative short courses by leading international experts, oral presentation of submitted abstracts, accompanying exhibition and well planned technical trips to Dubai’s iconic projects are all essential features making the conference suitable also for attendance by delegates with only limited knowledge in coastal science, engineering and management.

With no doubt, it is a great opportunity to discover Dubai's world-class tourism, exotic cultural experiences, non-stop sunshine and golden beaches.

On behalf of Dubai Municipality, we look forward to your participation in this important conference in the dynamic city of Dubai.