Dubai Coastal Zone Monitoring Programme

About the System

Dubai Municipality’s early warning and marine forecast system has been running and operational since 2012. The system consists of a suite of coupled numerical models, including a meteorological model (WRF), a hydrodynamic model (ROMS), and a wave model (SWAN).

The forecast system covers the entire coastal zone of Dubai in particular as well as the Arabian Gulf. It provides 3-day forecast of winds, waves, currents, water levels, temperature and salinity. The system automatically issues early warnings when limits of wave height are exceeded.

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

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