Dubai Coastal Zone Monitoring Program

About the System

Dubai Municipality’s early warning and marine forecast system has been running operationally since 2012 and underwent a major update in late 2017. The system consists of a suite of numerical models, including a meteorological model (WRF), a hydrodynamic model (ROMS), and a wave model (SWAN).

The forecast system covers the entire Arabian Gulf, in particular coastal zone of Dubai with high resolution. It provides 3-day forecast of winds, waves, currents, water levels, temperature and salinity. The system automatically issues early warnings in the event of high waves.

It benefits several categories of users such as swimmers, marine transport operators, marine contracting companies, recreational users, fishing & commercial craft operators and the police.

Please register to receive early warnings on sea conditions by email and SMS.