Dubai Drydocks

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Dubai Drydocks is a drydocks facility located adjacent to Port Rashid in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The idea for Dubai Drydocks began in 1971. After feasibility studies and construction, the facility opened in 1983.[1] It is the only large drydocks facility in the Persian Gulf.[citation needed]Since it opened, the yard has repaired over 6000 vessels with a combined tonnage of 500 million tons.[2] The Dubai Drydocks have been building new ships since 1994, and have since completed over 70 projects.[3] The drydock also contains the Middle East's largest floating crane.[4]


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Coordinates: 25°14′59.88″N 55°16′07.89″E / 25.2499667°N 55.2688583°E / 25.2499667; 55.2688583