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
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 the sea.
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 of
short, we believe that we provide one of the best
dry docking facilities in the world.