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
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 tonnes.
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 skills.
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.