Shipping to Malaysia from Dubai

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Shipping from Dubai to Malaysia

Malaysia has welcomed expatriates for over a century. The people of this multicultural county descend from Malay, India and China, however English is widely spoken. There is excellent infrastructure, it’s very safe and not expensive, especially when compared to Singapore. With an incredible variety of readily available street food which is clean, delicious and very convenient you may never need to cook at home again. Malaysia is also a great hub, with places like Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Singapore right on your doorstep.

However, whether you are shipping from Dubai to Malaysia for the first time, migrating to Malaysia for good, or returning home as a Malaysian citizen. Relocating can be a daunting experience and the upheaval of changing Jobs/Lifestyle/Location can be stressful.

What should I prioritise when moving from the UAE to Malaysia?

When should I start obtaining quotes for my relocation to Malaysia?

We would strongly suggest you start obtaining quotes for shipping to Malaysia at least 6-8 weeks before the target move date.

This should provide time to consider your quotations, formally advise the shipping company you have chosen and very importantly, secure your preferred moving dates.

Also, this allows enough time to finalise your visa/travel/shipping documents and all the other formalities you have to contend with before your move. Malaysia is a county with quite a bit of red-tape and so this is likely to take more time than you anticipate.


Customer Reviews

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Dubai, UAE to London, England

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Dubai, UAE to Christchurch, N.Z.

Very trustworthy and professional. Thank you very much for helping make this the easiest move we have had in over 20 years
Mrs. J. Dolton
Abu Dhabi, UAE to Paris, France

Documentation requirements for shipping to Malaysia from Dubai

  • Original Passport
  • Detailed inventory in English
  • Full contact information of the owner in Malaysia
  • Copy of work permit/Letter of employment/
  • Copy of Malaysian ID (for returning citizens)
  • List of electrical items
  • Original Bill of lading / Air Waybill

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What is the cost of moving to Malaysia from Dubai?

The cost of relocating from Dubai to Malaysia depends on a few factors. The most important factor is the volume of furniture. Generally speaking, the more furniture you include in your move, the higher the cost. 

Secondly is the Mode of shipping you choose. 

You can choose to move your items in your own shipping container, or if you’re moving only a few items and only a small amount of furniture you could choose a shared container.

This is known as “Groupage” in the moving industry. Of course, sharing a container, or Groupage, is likely more cost-effective than a dedicated container. However, the compromise you make is shipping times can be a little longer.

Approximate shipping cost options to Malaysia are as follows:

Full Container (20ft / 40ft) – Starting from AED 14,000 AED

Groupage (Shared Container) – Starting from AED 600/CBM

LCL (Less than a container load) – Starting from AED 450/CBM

Air (Quickest, Most Expensive) – Starting from AED 25/KG

This is, as mentioned, a general guide, however, you can click here to obtain competitive, up to date quotes, from reputable movers.

How long does it take to ship my goods to Malaysia?

When estimating how long shipping from Dubai to Malaysia takes, we have to consider the mode the goods would be travelling in. Air is the quickest and Sea is the slowest. 

Approximate transit times

Air Shipment – (3-4 Days)

Sole Container by Sea – (16-20 Days)

Part Container by Sea – (30-40 Days)

Another consideration when estimating time-frame is processing the shipment and customs clearance in Dubai and in Malaysia. We would allow up to 1 week at both ends. (Airfreight should take a couple of days at both ends).

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How do I start the process of getting quotes?

Complete our simple form telling us your moving requirements. The form is instantly submitted to reputable shippers in Dubai who will immediately start work on a competitive quotation

Shippers may make contact with you based on your requirements, then simply select the quote that best suits your needs!