DP World cranes at Port Botany in Sydney on November 13

DP World announced on Sunday that it will relocate its global head office to Expo City Dubai in the wake of the celebration of its 50th anniversary as a global supply chain solutions provider.

The company was a local port operator when it was established in 1972 and then gradually expanded its business as a global supply chain solutions provider. The company is currently based in Jebel Ali, which is located on the outskirts of Dubai.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO of DP World, said this relocation to Expo City Dubai is not the only transformation the company has gone through, noting that "it is one of many within our overall transformation to become the leading global provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions," as per WAM.

"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," he added.

The CEO shared that the company is committed to providing sustainable solutions not only for its partners but also for customers, adding that with the same innovative mindset, the new head office will go forward.

As far as sustainable solutions are concerned, Expo City Dubai is all set to expand its on-site renewable energy capacity as Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will be responsible for providing it with solar energy via International Renewable Energy Certificates (I-RECs) sourced from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy, minister of state for international cooperation and CEO of Expo City Dubai Authority, said Expo City Dubai is committed to sustainable growth across Dubai's key sectors as a part of the 2040 Dubai Urban Masterplan.

"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," Al Hashimy added.

DP World's new headquarters will accommodate around 800 staff members and consist of nine stories across 37,300 square meters of space. The first two stories will be dedicated to external stakeholders and visitors meeting alongside a space for highest-level VIP meeting rooms and facilities.

Amr El Sabban, group senior vice president for planning and project management at DP World, said one of the key features of the building is its status as a state-of-the-art smart building, as it is integrated with facilities to enhance efficiency, productivity and connectivity among employees.

The smart building consists of a wide range of advanced systems and solutions, including energy-efficient solutions, building management systems, intelligent elevator systems and smart audio-video monitoring.