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International Moving Services from UAE

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How much is an international move? It seems like a reasonable question. With over 100 international moving companies in Dubai, so much choice, online ratings and advertisements, who knows where and how to start looking for a reputable international mover

You can start by completing our simple form, allowing international movers to get started on your quotation, today! And best of all – it’s completely FREE.

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1. Give us your move details (takes less than 1 minute)

2. Movers get your information and start work on your quotation

3. Compare the quotations, select the one that works for you

Movers Accreditation



FIDI is the global alliance of quality-certified international moving, storage and relocation companies.



The International Association of Movers (IAM) is the moving industry's largest global trade association.



BAR is the trade association for removal and storage services UK with over 250 International Associates worldwide.



FAIM (FIDI Accredited International Mover) is the most stringent quality programme for the moving industry.



American Moving & Storage Association, USA's national trade association for the professional moving industry.



OMNI (Overseas Moving Network International) is a network of moving and relocation companies operating on every continent.

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International Moving from Dubai

Free Quotes

Depending on the specific requirements, a quote could be emailed on the same day, but usually you will receive the quote within 1 or 2 days.

If your international move is a little more complex, a professional pre-move survey can quickly be arranged providing a more tailored international moving quotation.

Will it cost me anything?

Our service is totally FREE, you will be contacted by moving companies for your free quotes.


How much does an international move cost?

There are many factors which affect costs, smaller shipments can be shipped for a few thousand Dirhams. However 20ft or 40ft Containers could cost 10,000+ thousand Dirhams. Get the latest up to date prices by requesting a quote via our portal.

Are the quotes door to door?

All quotes provided are door to door unless specified otherwise. There are certain mitigating circumstances, for example, the delivery area at destination is tricky and an additional cost/service is required such as parking fees, long carry, delivery above 1st floor without elevators, heavy items which require extra lifting equipment etc.

How long are quotes valid?

It is best to check with your mover on this. Shipping rates can change from month to month, but this is normally the only factor which can affect the price. Validity is usually specified within the quotation but is normally 1 month.

If the scope of your move does not change, then the door to door price is unlikely to change drastically.


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Dubai, UAE to KL, Malaysia

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Abu Dhabi, UAE to Brisbane, Australia

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Al Ain, UAE to Cape Town, S.A.

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Dubai, UAE to Moscow, Russia

Getting Ready for your Move

When should I make contact with movers?

Depending on the time you are moving you might want to book moving dates at least 1 month in advance, however, throughout most of the year, movers are keen to accommodate your move at short notice if required.

If you are fortunate enough to know about your move ahead of time, this provides the opportunity to plan and save money in a number of areas.

Container ship relocating goods across the high seas

Why do I need a Pre-move Survey?

Because you want the international moving company to provide an accurate quotation. The pre-move survey allows the moving company to view your goods and note access to your property.

The international moving company’s representative would usually visit your residence and conduct a pre-move survey. Depending on the volume of contents, it can take from 15 minutes for a small apartment and up to 1 hour for a 3-4 bedroom house.

What does the Moving company do for me?

Pre Move Survey – It’s important, especially if you have a sizeable volume of goods, to arrange for a representative from the moving company to visit your residence and there are numerous reasons to do this. 

Packing – Anyone moving a few boxes of contents, may feel comfortable packing items themselves, but once you start to introduce furniture and a partial, or an entire household, this can quickly become overwhelming and it is advisable to leave this to a packing crew.

Most of these teams are very experienced and can bring a calming influence to the whole, packing and loading process.

Insurance – Movers will happily make arrangements to hook you up with their preferred insurers and will ensure all the documentation and procedures are completed on your behalf. 

Loading – A larger move might have anything from 200 to 400+ boxes/packages. If there comes a time you will be truly thankful for retaining the services of a mover, it will be at the time of loading. 

What are examples of specialised packing?

Artwork – Paintings, Mirrors, Statues, Sculptures

Small vehicles – Motorcycle, Jet-ski, quad-bike 

Fragile items – Hanging chandeliers, vases, large crystal items

Oversized items – Piano, hot-tub, boat, pool table

If you are fortunate enough to know about your move ahead of time, this provides the opportunity to plan and save money in a number of areas.

wooden boxes and frames in the room
Wooden crates are a great way to protect fragile items such as TV's and delicate artwork

What are the Shipping Modes?

What are the different ways to ship my goods?

Assuming you are moving more than a few suitcases to a new continent, then shipment by sea is your only realistic option.

Once your volume exceeds around 13-15 cubic meters / 460-530 cubic feet (1 Bedroom+) then it is possibly the most cost-effective to take your own shipping container

However, if you are willing to be flexible on the door to door transit times, discuss the option of shared containers.

There are two types of shared container services LCL and Groupage.

Boxes of contents being unloaded by a international moving company in Dubai

Door to Door - Transit Times (Days)

Transit Times for Shipping Chart

My Goods are on the way to destination, whats left?

Transfer and Export – Once loaded your goods are transferred to the port, all documentation and export procedures are completed. The goods/container are then loaded onto the shipping vessel.

Tracking and Customs clearance – The movers will track the progress of the vessel your goods are loaded onto. There is a possibility the goods will switch vessels en route to the final port of destination and so it is particularly important to track the shipment at this time. 

Upon arrival at destination, the mover will be responsible for clearing the shipment through customs. Delays and problems at this stage can add significant unwanted expense, so it’s advisable to leave this crucial part of the move to specialists.

Delivery and unpacking – Once again, depending on your volume and access to your new residence, delivery can be very labour intensive and the delivery team will make the process of delivery, unpack and set-up much more convenient.

Insurance is definitely recommended, most insurance coverage covers for breakages and damages of the insured value of the item.

Undervaluing your items is not recommended as if the item does break, you will only be covered for the amount you have insured it for.

However, if the items are low risk of breakage/damage during transit, we would still recommend considering a total loss insurance coverage which is applied at a lower rate and covers you in case of an entire loss of shipment.

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