Shipping to Saudi Arabia
from Dubai

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Shipping from Dubai to Saudi Arabia

Over 10 million ex-pat workers live in Saudi Arabia accounting for over 75% of the workforce. You may well find yourself living in a compound, a walled area of villas and some apartments which house a variety of nationalities and which often offer sports, leisure and dining/shopping facilities. If you are based in Riyadh, these compounds are ubiquitous in the North and East of the city.

Whether you are shipping from Dubai to Saudi Arabia for the first time, migrating to Saudi Arabia for good, or returning home as a Saudi 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 Saudi Arabia?

When should I start obtaining quotes for my relocation to Saudi Arabia?

We would strongly suggest you start obtaining quotes for shipping to Saudi Arabia 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. Saudi Arabia is a county with quite a bit of red-tape and so this is likely to take more time than you anticipate.


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Documentation requirements for shipping to Saudi Arabia from Dubai

  • Copy of passport with entry visa
  • Detailed and valued Packing list
  • Purchase receipts for electronic appliances
  • Letter of authorization attested by the Saudi Chamber of Commerce 
  • Copies of residence permit (Iqama)
  • Copy of Bataqa (Saudi National only) 
  • Original Bill of lading / Air Waybill

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What is the cost of moving to Saudi Arabia from Dubai?

The cost of relocating from Dubai to Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia are as follows:

Full Container (20ft / 40ft) – Starting from AED 12,000 AED

Groupage (Shared Container) – Starting from AED 400/CBM

LCL (Less than a container load) – Starting from AED 300/CBM

Air (Quickest, Most Expensive) – Starting from AED 20/KG

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

Shipping to Saudi from Dubai

How long does it take to ship my goods to Saudi Arabia?

When estimating how long shipping from Dubai to Saudi Arabia takes, we have to consider the mode the goods would be travelling in. Air is the quickest and Sea is the slowest, but using a shared container service may add a few additional days. 

Approximate transit times

Air Shipment – (3-4 Days)

Sole Container by Sea – (10-14 Days)

Part Container by Sea – (20-30 Days)

Another consideration when estimating time-frame is processing the shipment and customs clearance in Dubai and in Saudi Arabia. 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!

If you want a more in-depth guide on other moving-related topics we would suggest you read the Ultimate Guide! Moving to Saudi Arabia.