The Egyptian Society of Environmental Changes (ESEC)
International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG)
Ministry of Environment
UNESCO chair on Karst Education
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
Faculty of Arts, Damanhour University.
The Symposium President
Prof. Magdy TORAB
– Prof. of Geomorphology, Damanhour University, Egypt.
– President of The Egyptian Society of Environmental Change.
– Editor-in-Chief of the EJEC
Dr. Samir Z. Kamh
Department of Geology, Tanta University.
Sessions Coordinator & Field trips Guide
Prof.Dr. Refaat Abdullah Soliman Hussein
Department of Oriental Language, Suez Canal University.
Dr. Nagy Rashwan
Department of English Language & Literature, Damanhour Univ.
English language editor.
Dr. Menna El Assal
Assistant Professor , King Khaled University
Saudi Arabia communication coordinator
Dr. Emad El-Dean El Bardan
Ph.D. holder, Damietta University.
Mrs. Samah Moustafa
Ph.D. student, Suez Canal University
Ms. Noura Fayad
Student, Damanhour University
Academic Committee (*):
(*) Alphabetical ordering by surname.
Golden Heights Resort, Dahab, South Sinai
Dahab is a beautiful town on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, located approximately 90 kms northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh. Formerly a Bedouin fishing village, Dahab is now considered to be one of Sinai’s most treasured diving destinations. It is served by Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport.
Most of Dahab’s beaches are suitable for coral dives and have lately become quite attractive for divers worldwide. For example, Ras Abu Gallum (nature reserve and a diving area) Blue Hole, Three Pools, The Kanoun and Coral Island, are now seen as some of the world’s most sought after dive spots.
Surrounded by some dry valleys and inhabited by local tribes with distinct ancient bedouin heritage, the town of Dahab itself is built on an alluvial fan overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba.
November is one of the most suitable periods of the year for field activities in Dahab. Daytime maximum temperature reaches a moderate 27 ° C on average, while the minimum temperature typically falls to 19° C overnight. Sea water temperature starts to drop at this time of the year, but still averages at a warm 25 ° C.
Getting to Dahab:
A. From Sharm El Sheikh airport:
You’ll most likely be making your own way to Dahab via Sharm El Sheikh’s International Airport. From the airport, you can either take a taxi straight to Dahab for 80 km., or take a taxi to Sharm El Sheikh’s bus-station, and then hop on a local bus to go to Dahab town.
B. From Cairo:
You can catch a domestic flight with Egypt Air to Sharm El Sheikh, followed by a local bus or taxi transfer to Dahab. The other option is to get a local bus from Cairo to Dahab which takes approximately 12 hours. Several companies are available to travel to Dahab as the following: