DP World moves to Expo City Dubai
DP World has announced plans to relocate its global headquarters to Expo City Dubai, marking another milestone in the company’s 50-year journey as it continues to expand its global supply chain solutions.
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 that is changing the way the world trades. DP World has been based in Jebel Ali, the centre of port operations and free zones, since the company was established under its current name in September 2005.
Announcing the plans, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman and CEO of DP World, said: “DP World’s move to Expo City Dubai is not a one-off project; it is one of many projects as part of our overall transformation to become the world’s leading integrated supply chain solutions provider. The move to Expo City puts us at the centre of Dubai’s future, and reaffirms our commitment to innovation, sustainability and trade development for our global customers.”
DP World’s new nine-storey, 37,300 square metre headquarters will accommodate around 800 employees and provide a platform for customers and partners to engage directly with DP World’s portfolio of ports and terminals, marine services, logistics and technology. The first two floors are dedicated to engaging with external stakeholders and visitors – there is space for both casual meetings and lunches, as well as VIP lounges and facilities of the highest calibre.
DP World is committed to minimising its environmental impact, so the head office will use energy efficient technologies, renewable energy and sustainable building materials. The project incorporates a green approach to the construction of the building itself, setting a new standard for the region. The project includes the use of electric golf carts that will serve as a means of transport, providing convenient movement between different areas of the facility. Both staff and visitors will be able to use these carts, providing convenience in travelling around the site.
The design is integrated with the iconic DP World Flow pavilion and water fountain that captivated audiences during Expo 2020. During the six months of Expo 2020 in Dubai, the pavilion welcomed around 3,000 government officials, 2,500 thought leaders, 10,000 students and more than 1.2 million visitors.
Dubai-based design studio DEC Dynamic was commissioned to create a facility that reflects DP World’s vision for the future of global trade, combining functionality, sustainability and aesthetics.
The building also includes an automated car park, demonstrating DP World’s commitment to technological advancement in every aspect of its operations. This innovative parking solution not only maximises the efficient use of the site, but also meets DP World’s environmental objectives by reducing the carbon footprint associated with traditional car parks. The project also includes surface car parks near the entrances, specifically designed for EV charging. This arrangement promotes convenience and encourages the use of sustainable and efficient modes of transport.
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