A move to the UAE comes with various logistical considerations, namely getting your belongings to your new home.
However, with the help of MoveHub, getting your stuff to Abu Dhabi, Dubai or other locations in between the emirates can be simple. We’ll help you find a shipping company that’s right for your timeline, budget, and location with just a few clicks.
There are two major ports in the United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Being such a long distance from other countries, the quickest and most effective way to get your stuff to the UAE is by sea or by air.
Air freight is obviously the fastest method, but this also makes it the most expensive. However, sea freight is considerably cheaper and depending on where you’re shipping from and the volume of cargo, it can take under two weeks to arrive.
If you’re not relocating to one of the two major port cities in the UAE, don’t panic. International shipping comes with door-to-door delivery as standard, so your precious cargo will arrive direct to your door.
Naturally with any international move, you should familiarise yourself with the country’s restrictions on certain items. There’s a general list of items below, but for more information head to the UAE Federal Customs Authority website.
In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.
Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)
Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500
Laser pens and pointers.
Organic and chemical fertilisers are banned.
Pamphlets that are meant for missionary activities
Pornographic materials of all kinds
All medicines on the controlled drugs list. See exemptions.
Amounts in excess of AED 100,000