Prof Al-Dabbagh obtained his first degree B Sc. in geology from Mosul University, Iraq in 1968, then his Diploma, MSc, Ph.D. from University College, London in 1975. He has a very colorful courier prior to his present post in the UAE.
President of 4 universities for 21 years, Faculty member for about 40 years in 7 universities Published Approximately 79 scientific papers in the field of water resources and hydrology, Environment, Pollution, Water management, Water Engineering 25 short papers in education and scientific contribution, Five textbooks in the field of hydrology, water management, and engineering geology, Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in water resource management, hydrology, environmental hydrology, basic ecology, environment water& energy and general geology, hydrochemistry, groundwater resources, water quality, pollution, and environment, Attended 65 international conferences and 42 national and regional conferences, Received approximately 44 awards from regional, Arabic and international universities and organizations, Spent a total of 6 years as a visiting professor in 14 different universities in 10 different European, North and South American countries.
In 2003- up to the present, He is a professor at Ajman University and advisor to the President of the University, UAE.