About Us

About us

As the leading marine & offshore provider for the shipping, oil & gas, and energy sectors, Drydocks World is reinventing the global maritime industry.


As part of DP World, Drydocks World is the leading marine & offshore provider for the shipping, oil & gas, and renewable energy sectors. With more than 40 years of excellence, Drydocks World completes more than 300 marine and offshore projects annually. Strategically located in Dubai, our facilities enable agile construction of massive offshore fabrications and record-breaking refurbishments all year round.


Drydocks World is setting new standards in the maritime industry worldwide. From engineering, procurement and construction to ship and rig repair, maintenance, and conversion – we keep the oil & gas and energy sectors moving. Located in the warm waters of Dubai, our yard is spread over nearly one million square meters, with three graving docks, a floating dock, as well as more than 3,700 metres of berth space making us the largest ship repair facility in the Middle East.


We are committed to excellence in maritime services, prioritising safety, innovation, sustainability, and client satisfaction since 1983. With advanced technology and skilled professionals, we deliver tailored solutions while upholding environmental stewardship and industry-leading standards. Through collaboration and integrity, we drive progress and deliver value globally.


Established by HH Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum’s royal decree in 1983, Drydocks World became a part of the DP World family in 2018. To date, we have completed more than 9,000 ship repair, maintenance and upgrade projects. Over more than 40 years of excellence, we have excelled in conversion projects, FPSO refits, and renewable energy projects. In 2023, we established our own EPC division, to ensure we set new standards for the global marine and offshore fabrication sector in the Middle East.


With more than 11,000 employees and 5,000 subcontractors from over 50 countries, Drydocks World has the engineering skills, expertise and skilled workforce to design, manage and execute the full array of marine and offshore projects. We value diversity to fuel our engineering expertise, and our inclusive culture allows us to continuously empower and upskill our people to achieve the highest standards in the global marine and offshore fabrication industry.


Through the visionary leadership of Drydocks World’s CEO, Capt. Rado Antolovic, PhD and a customer-centric approach, Drydocks World remains a trusted partner and industry leader, shaping the future of maritime services worldwide. Our leadership team ensures that safety, client satisfaction, and environmental stewardship are prioritised throughout Drydocks World, driving the company's global expansion and success.

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Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem - Group Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

"Our people are our most valued strength. They are the driver for our shared vision of making trade flow."

H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Group Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


From our headquarters in Dubai, UAE, Drydocks World serves clients globally, including in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Through strategic partnerships and a global network of agents, Drydocks World extends our reach to diverse markets, offering comprehensive maritime services and solutions in the year-round warm waters of Dubai, as well as through our global off- and onshore services wherever they are needed.

Our Facilities

At your service anytime

Based in the warm waters of Dubai, our year-round facilities ensure we average 300 projects annually.

World-class facilities

Our 1 million sqm facility boasts three graving docks, a floating dock and over 3,700m of berth space.

Heavy lift & loadout

Our facilities include an in-house floating crane capable of lifting 2,000 tonnes and loadout berths over 21,000 tonnes


With a remarkable 42 projects managed simultaneously, we stand out.

EPC capabilities

Our EPC expertise provides a one-stop solution for offshore conversions and fabrications.

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For world-class shipping, oil, gas, and renewable marine and offshore fabrication and refurbishment - Drydocks World is ready to serve any customer requirement across the globe.

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