DP World has announced plans to relocate its global head office to Expo City Dubai, as it continues to expand its global supply chain solutions.
This marks the latest milestone in the company’s 50-year journey. The move to Expo City is part of the company’s journey from a local port operator in 1972 to a truly global supply chain solutions provider, transforming how the world trades.
DP World has been based in Jebel Ali, at the heart of its port and free zone operations since it was established under its current name in September 2005.
DP World’s new head office, which is nine storeys and boasts 37,300 square meters of space, will accommodate approximately 800 dedicated staff and provides a platform for clients and partners to engage directly with DP World’s portfolio, across ports and terminals, marine services, logistics, and technology.
The first two floors are dedicated to engaging external stakeholders and visitors with space for casual meetings and dining in the highest-level VIP meeting rooms and facilities.
DP World is dedicated to minimizing its environmental impact, and the head office will incorporate energy-efficient technologies, renewable energy sources, and eco-friendly building materials. The project will include a sustainable approach to the construction of the building itself, setting a new benchmark for the region.
Further, the project includes the use of electric golf carts, which will serve as a means of transportation, allowing convenient travel between different areas of the project site. Both employees and visitors can utilize these carts, ensuring ease of movement within the premises.
Dr. Amr El Sabban, Group Senior Vice President, Planning and Project Management at DP World, said that, “One of the key features of the building is its status as a 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 key components include energy efficient solutions, building management systems, intelligent elevator systems, and smart audio-video monitoring,” Dr. El Sabban added.