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