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
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
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
extensive range of modern facilities and
equipment which is constantly reviewed
for possible ways of improvement.
short, we believe that we provide one of
the best dry docking facilities in the world.