The transformation of Dubai from a centuries old
mercantile port of call into an ultra modern maritime
capital of the Gulf finds its roots in the far-sighted
policies of the late Ruler of Dubai.
Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum in
1971, commissioned a feasibility study for the
construction of an ambitious ship repair facility.
Today, Dubai Drydocks is one of the leading ship
repair yards in the world and the premier yard
between Europe and the Far East. We are proud
to say that owners from over 40 different countries
have made use of our facilities.
Drydocks is dedicated to providing a ship repair
service in compliance with the highest standards
of quality and reliability, at internationally
competitive prices. To this end, Dubai Drydocks
has achieved ISO 9001-2000 Quality Management
certification for its entire operations.
1999, the shipyard dry-docked and repaired 227
vessels. This number includes 50 U.L.C.C.s / V.L.C.C.'s,
which represents a significant percentage of the
total number of these large vessels annually available
for dry-docking worldwide.
aggregate deadweight of all 227 ships handled
in 1999 amounts to an impressive 23.3 million
labour force employed at Dubai Drydocks has risen
from 300 to over 3,500 during its 17 years of
operation, giving an indication of the company's
growth rate since its inauguration in 1983.
business is obtained from all of the world and
Dubai Drydocks is represented by exclusive sales
agents in 28 countries.
addition, Dubai Drydocks can offer the following
advantages over its competitors.
ideal location placed near to the world's major
oil loading terminals. Shipowners face no deviation
costs prior to repairing in Dubai Drydocks.
climate which, with more than 350 rain-free
days per annum, is ideal for all repairs but
particularly for hull treatment.
dedicated workforce drawn from the world's maritime
centres. A large number of employees have been
with us since the start of our operation. We
provide in-house training courses for our workers
to enable them to continuously upgrade their
own private port, protected by four kilometres
of break-waters, with safe direct access from
abundance of land area in a yard that was designed
with space in mind. The roads and jetties are
wide. The storage parks are vast.
extensive range of modern facilities and equipment
which is constantly reviewed for possible ways
short, we believe that we provide one of the best
dry docking facilities in the world.