The transformation from a centuries old mercantile port of call into an ultra modern maritime capital of the Gulf finds its roots in the farsighted policies of the ruling family of Dubai. In 1971 His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum commissioned a feasibility study for the construction of an ambitious and very large ship repair facility.

Today Dubai Drydocks has established itself as a leading shipyard in the world and the premier yard between Europe and the Far East.

We are proud to have repaired vessels from around the globe.

Dubai Drydocks strives to provide a ship repair service, which fully meets the requirements of its customers. To achieve this goal Dubai Drydocks safety management system is certified to OHSAS 18001 – 1999 and the quality management system is certified to ISO 9001–2000

Since starting operations in 1983 the shipyard has repaired over 5000 vessels of all types and sizes many of which are ULCC’s and VLCC’s representing a large proportion of the world’s tanker fleet. Virtually every major owner and management company across the globe has utilized the facilities.

The yard employs over 8500 multi-national skilled employees from 30 countries. This work force can be supplemented by 1,500 workers from local subcontractors when required

Dubai Drydocks is represented by a network of agents encompassing all regions of the world. Details of our agents can be found on the separate web page ‘Our Sales Agents’.