DP World has announced plans to transfer its global headquarters to Expo City Dubai, as part of the company’s transformation from a local port operator to a global supply chain solutions provider.
DP World’s new Head Office, which spans nine floors and 37,300 square metres, will house approximately 800 dedicated employees and serve as a platform for clients and partners to engage directly with DP World’s portfolio, which includes ports and terminals, marine services, logistics, and technology.
According to DP World, the first two floors are dedicated to interacting with stakeholders and tourists, ranging from casual meetings and restaurants to VIP conference rooms and services.
The project will reportedly involve a sustainable approach to the building’s construction, setting a new standard for the region.
The project also incorporates the use of electric golf carts as a mode of transportation, enabling for easy access between various regions of the project site. These carts may be used by both personnel and guests, making it easier to travel throughout the facility.
Since its inception under its present name in September 2005, DP World has been headquartered at Jebel Ali, in the core of its port and free zone activities.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, said: “DP World’s relocation to Expo City Dubai is a not an isolated project; it is one of many within our overall transformation to become the leading global provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions.
“Moving to Expo City puts us at the heart of Dubai’s future, while also signifies our commitment to innovation, sustainability, and making trade flow for our global customers.
“We are confident that our new state-of-the-art home will not only facilitate our continued growth, but also serve as a testament to our dedication to excellence and environmental stewardship. Across our business, we are committed to providing sustainable solutions for customers and partners and this same innovative mindset drives the vision for our new head office.”
Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Co-operation and CEO of Expo City Dubai Authority, stated: “As a hub on the 2040 Dubai Urban Masterplan, Expo City Dubai is committed to providing an ecosystem for sustainable growth across Dubai’s key sectors, as well as driving meaningful action around some of the greatest challenges of our time.
“Carrying forward the legacy of Expo 2020, we are delighted to welcome DP World back to our site once again, as together we work towards our shared vision of a better, more sustainable future for all.”
Dr. Amr El Sabban, Group Senior Vice President, Planning and Project Management at DP World, stated: “One of the key features of the building is its status as state-of-the art smart building. This means that cutting-edge technological solutions are integrated throughout the facility to enhance efficiency, productivity, and connectivity among employees from different departments and locations within the group.
“The smart building concept encompasses a wide range of advanced systems and solutions. Some of the key components include: energy efficient solutions, building management systems, intelligent elevator systems, and smart audio-video monitoring.”