Ali bin Towaih, Vice President – Business Development of Drydocks World and Maritime World, shakes hands with Adrian Flaherty, general manager of golf in DUBAi, after signing the sponsoring agreement as Dr. Markus Johannes Voege, Vice President – Operations & Production of Drydocks World and Maritime World, looks on

Drydocks World and Maritime World, the shipbuilding and maritime clusters management arm of Dubai World, has joined the ‘golf in DUBAi’s’ well-knit family of sponsors, ensuring smooth sailing for the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, the flagship golfing events of the emirate.

An established & leading international player in the field of ship repair, conversion, new building and offshore construction, with many cutting edge projects in hand, Drydocks World are well known for their community initiatives in protecting the marine and natural environment, and this is the first time they are extending their corporate support to the region’s premier golfing events.

“Our new strategy calls for raising the profile of Drydocks World & Maritime World in both local and international markets by creating a constant and increased visibility and exposure for the brand,” said Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of the Board of Drydocks World & Maritime World.

“The new partnership with ‘golf in DUBAi,’ we believe, will further enhance this exposure as both of their tournaments, which showcase a quality international field and promote the city of Dubai, fits well with our customer base which is premier and highly international. Such partnership will also showcase our drive to excellence,” he said

“The fact that these tournaments attract the top golfers in the world provides an opportunity for us to invite our clients & partners from around the world to visit Dubai and enjoy the tournaments.

“Such opportunity will enable us to present the new strategy of Drydocks World and Maritime World to our clients and we are eager to receive them in Dubai. We would encourage them to attend these tournaments and interact with such players,” added Ali bin Towaih, VP Business Development of Drydocks World

Dr. Markus Johannes Voege, VP Production & Operations, Drydocks World, said: “It’s also important that we work with established events which have a cemented and long standing reputation globally in order to enable our clients and other stakeholders take notice of our involvement and make a note of the dates in their diaries on an annual basis.

“These two tournaments have a great history and legacy with many legendary names in the sport having participated in including winning the trophy over the years.”

Welcoming Drydocks World & Maritime World on board the ship of a glittering array of sponsors, Mohamed Juma Buamaim, Vice Chairman and CEO of ‘golf DUBAi,’ said: “When a company of this stature and profile comes forward and provides support to our events, it gives a great feeling and further strengthens our resolve to deliver a world-class product without compromising on quality.

“We appreciate the trust that Drydocks World & Maritime World has placed in us and hope this mutually-beneficial partnership will strengthen and grow with time. The Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters both provide a worldwide exposure to Dubai, in general, and the sponsors, in particular, thus creating interest for people to visit the city which boasts some of the finest courses in the world.

Conceived as an ambitious project under the guidance of HH Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the late Ruler of Dubai, Drydocks World, on an average, handles 350 vessels and offshore platform rigs in a year. It caters for all types and sizes of vessels many of which are ULCC’s (Ultra Large Crude Carriers) and VLCC’s (Very Large Crude Carriers) representing a large proportion of the world’s tanker fleet.

The company’s new vision and strategy is built around “Serving the oil, gas and energy industry” and it is presently involved in building some of the world’s most prestigious vessels and undertaking various leading edge ‘world first’ mega scale projects.

golf in DUBAi’ is backed by Omega as the title sponsor and Dubal (Dubai Aluminium) as the sponsor. The co-sponsors are: CNN, Drydocks World & Maritime World, Emirates NBD, Gulf News, Jumeirah, Mercedes-Benz and wasl while Dubai Duty Free, Carpetland and Motivate are the Patrons in golf in DUBAi’s drive to showcase the emirate’s vibrant golfing scene to a worldwide audience.