general information

Karst Research Institute
Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU)


Emirates Geographical Society

are organizing the conference

Karstology in Arid Regions - Abu Dhabi, UAE 2016

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24-31 January 2016



The conference venue and guest rooms will be in Armed Forces Officers Club & Hotel (see hotel website

Price for room is $120 per night per person and $125 for double all with breakfast.

Contact person is Haythem S. Mahmoud ( It is preferable to share the e-mail with the reservation department

Tel   +971 2 4415900
Dir   +971 2 4975040
Fax  +971 2 4973341
Mobile +971 507416191


Recently updated:
  • 8. 7. 2015 


In the hope of improving our knowledge of karst in arid regions and in the United Arab Emirates in particular, teaching about karst, and preparing starting points for sustainable life in such karst areas, we invite you to an international scientific conference. We welcome your contributions, either from the regional perspective or from any area of the wider field of karstology. We will strive for the long-term development of such meetings.

main topics

  • Karst in arid regions
  • Karst surfaces, caves, waters, ecology
  • Teaching about karst
  • Development challenges in karst regions
  • Development of karstology in arid regions
  • Geoarcheology

conference objectives

Planned events

  • Introductory and invited keynote lectures
  • Lectures
  • Posters
  • Excursions
  • Round table discussions