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
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
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
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.