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Over the past 36 years Drydocks World-Dubai has become a leading provider of marine and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors. Conceived as an ambitious project under the guidance of H.H. Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum the late Ruler of Dubai, the yard is strategically located in a rapidly developing region of the world.


Drydocks World completes over 300 projects a year on average, with a record of handling 42 refurbishment projects simultaneously. The yard is spread over 200 hectares, 4 dry docks, with the largest capable of handling the world’s largest ship, and over 3,700m of berth space. Innovative projects for key global players have been constructed in Drydocks World, breaking records for some of the largest new build offshore fabrication projects worldwide.

At Drydocks World the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention, with the organization promoting a culture of Zero Harm to prioritise the integrity of the workforce, assets and environment. Drydocks World’s comprehensive services and innovative project management methodology maintain Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality mandates as a core commitment to employees, clients and the community.  

The yard has received numerous awards and accolades including the British Safety Council’s prestigious “5 Star” rating for the past 14 years and the “Sword of Honor” on 11 occasions. Looking forward the business aims to achieve further success for the UAE’s maritime industry, positioning Drydocks World as an international yard of choice.