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Shipping costs to Doha, Qatar

Shipping to Doha, Qatar From Shantou, China

Shipping Times

1 - 3 days by air

11 - 16 days by sea
Estimated Shipping Costs to Doha, Qatar

1 bed flat

£1,083 - £1,197
£4,332 - £4,787

3 bed house

£1,666 - £1,841

5 bed house

£2,499 - £2,762

Shipping Container Costs to Doha, Qatar

Many expats have found their new home in Doha, Qatar and with the city's spacious, luxury accommodation and relatively high salaries, it is easy to understand why. Qatar is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf and whilst expats may find the move somewhat of a culture shock, the expat community is small and very welcoming, so you'll have many friendly neighbours to help you settle in (in fact, expatriates make up the majority of Doha's population!). Doha is the economic centre of Qatar and most of the country's wealth is derived from oil and natural gas. The city values education and puts a lot of money into the educational system. You can choose from local public schools or international private schools, both with very high standards. Cars are the main mode of transportation in Qatar and although the traffic can be heavy and somewhat stressful, petrol is very cheap. Due to the 15th Asian Games, which were held in Doha in 2006, the city has several great sporting venues, including Hamad Aquatic Centre and the Thani bin Jassim Stadium. In order to ensure a smooth move to Doha, be sure to carefully arrange shipping your items. For those who aren't sure of what size shipping container to use, here's a gauge: A 40-foot container could hold the contents of a 4 or 5-bedroom house, or a 3-bedroom house plus a vehicle. Alternatively, a 20-foot container could be used to accommodate the contents of a 3-bedroom house.

40ft Shipping Container

67 Cubic Meters | 12.04m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)
See how much you can fit in a 40ft Container

Price: £3,165 - £3,498

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20ft Shipping Container

33 Cubic Meters | 6.04m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)
See how much you can fit in a 20ft Container

Price: £1,666 - £1,841

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Car Shipping Costs to Doha, Qatar

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.

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Car Shipped by Sea Freight

Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)

Base Price: £1666 - £1841

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £2,666 - £4,341

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Unusual Restricted Items





Alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Products Containing Pork


Pork is strictly prohibited.

Pornographic materials


All types of media deemed indecent or obscene are banned.



All videos are subject to inspection by Customs.


Weapons & Firearms

Firearms are prohibited.

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