Located in one of the rapidly developing regions of the world and a busy trading route, Drydocks World & Dubai is one of the most prolific shipyards in operation. The shipyard is the largest facility in the Middle East and is the flagship company of Dubai World subsidiary Drydocks World. A ship repair yard of choice, it is also the preferred location for vessel conversions, new building and offshore construction.
Conceived as an ambitious project under the guidance of H.H. Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the late Ruler of Dubai, the facility on an average handles 400 vessels in a year, most of them ULCCs (Ultra Large Crude Carriers) and VLCCs (Very Large Crude Carriers). It completed 25 years of operation in 2008.
Several of the world's largest dredgers and jack-up rigs are serviced every year and the yard has specialised LNG handling capabilities. The yard's workshops are equipped with modern equipment capable of working to exacting standards.