Shipping times and costs from Australia to United Arab Emirates

Shipping from
Australia
Shipping to
United Arab Emirates
Shipping times
1 - 3 Days by air
21 - 26 Days by sea

1 Bedroom flat

Shipping costs by air £7,823 - £8,648
Shipping costs by sea £1,956 - £2,162

3 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £3,009 - £3,326

5 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £4,514 - £4,989

The cost of shipping is all dependent upon how much you need to ship, and how far. Read up on all you need to know about international shipping to your chosen country.

Shipping Container Costs to United Arab Emirates

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.

Different shipping options to the UAE

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.  

Restrictions on bringing items into the United Arab Emirates

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.

Shipping Container Options

20Ft Shipping Container

Dimensions:
33 Cubic Meters
5.9m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)

Price: £3,009 - £3,326

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  • Boxes
    16 x medium boxes
  • Kitchen
    1 x american fridge, 1 x small fridge, 3 x kitchen appliances
  • Bedrooms
    1 x wardrobe, 1 x double bed, 1 x single bed, 2 x lamps
  • Lounge
    1 x sofa, 4 x chairs, 1 x table, 1 x armchair, 1 x television
  • Various
    1 x motorbike, 4 x bicycles

Please note that this is an estimate and is intended for rough guidance only.

40Ft Shipping Container

Dimensions:
67 Cubic Meters
12.03m x 2.35m x 2.39m (l x w x h)

Price: £5,717 - £6,319

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  • Boxes
    28 x medium boxes
  • Kitchen
    1 x american fridge, 1 x small fridge, 3 x kitchen appliances
  • Bedroom
    1 x wardrobe, 1 x double bed, 1 x single bed, 2 x lamps
  • Lounge
    1 x sofa, 4 x chairs, 1 x table, 1 x armchair, 1 x television
  • Various
    1 x car, 1 x motorbike, 4 x bicycles

Please note that this is an estimate and is intended for rough guidance only.

Car shipped by sea freight

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

Base Price: £1,956 - £2,162

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £4,009 - £5,826

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Unusual Restricted Items

Products from Protected Species
Crude Ivory and Rhinoceros horn.
Non-Islamic Religious Pamphlets
Pamphlets that are meant for missionary activities
Controlled medicines and Narcotics
All medicines on the controlled drugs list. See exemptions.
Money
Amounts in excess of AED 100,000, forged and duplicated currency.
Goods from Israeli origin
Goods from Israeli origin or bearing Israeli trademarks or logos.
Cooked food
Cooked and home-made foods