Shipping times and costs from Nicosia, Cyprus to Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Shipping times
1 - 3 Days by air
4 - 6 Days by sea

1 Bedroom flat

Shipping costs by air £5,273 - £5,829
Shipping costs by sea £1,318 - £1,457

3 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £2,028 - £2,242

5 Bedroom house

Shipping costs by air N/A
Shipping costs by sea £3,042 - £3,363

Shipping Container Costs to United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is one of the world’s leading destinations for expat workers, and Dubai may well be its most popular city. Located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf, Dubai has grown into one of the great cosmopolitan hubs of the 21st century, and it isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Whether you’re shipping to Dubai from the USA or from Timbuktu, a thriving expat community awaits.

However, before you get ready to bask in Dubai's never ending sunshine, you'll need to arrange the moving of your belongings. We’ve set up our fair share of moves to Dubai, and we like to think we know our way around door-to-door international shipping. If you know what you’ll be taking, we can put you in touch with the best provider for your needs.

Different shipping options

If the sunshine and exorbitant wealth wasn’t enough, Dubai is also an ideal city for sea shipping. The city sits 30km up the coast from the Jebel Ali Port, one of the largest and busiest shipping hubs in the world.

For the fastest possible freight, shipping to Dubai by air is the way to go (provided you’re prepared to pay extra). Like most of the rest of the UAE, the Dubai International Airport Cargo Gateway has undergone major development in the last decade and now processes millions of tonnes of cargo a year.

Be it by sea or air, your belongings should reach Dubai just fine.

The cost of international shipping to Dubai

It depends where you’re moving from. There are rough estimates floating around, including ours, but if you want a personalised estimate of the cost of shipping to Dubai there’s no getting around a quote.

To put our estimates in context, keep in mind that a 20-foot container can handle the contents of a 3-bedroom house. Alternatively, a 40-foot shipping container holds the contents of a 4- or 5-bedroom house, or a 3-bedroom house plus a vehicle.

Shipping Container Options

20Ft Shipping Container

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

Price: £2,028 - £2,242

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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: £3,853 - £4,260

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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: £1,318 - £1,457

Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500

Price: £3,028 - £4,742

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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