Shipping to the UK from Dubai

Shipping to the UK has never been easier, we take the hassle out of shipping. Complete our simple form and get free moving quotes directly to your inbox. Complete our form in less than 1 minute!

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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 and save!

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Moving to the UK from Dubai

Shipping from Dubai to the United Kingdom

The authorities tend to be proactive and transparent when it comes to shipping to the UK. Providing you follow the steps, submit your application in advance, the clearance process is often very smooth and things like import duty and taxes are not applied, unless your goods are new, or in large quantities.


How much does this cost?

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

When should I start looking for quotes for my relocation to the UK?​

We recommend obtaining your quotes to the UK at least 2-3 months before your target move date.

This ensures enough time to review your quotes and formally advise the shipping company you have chosen, securing your preferred moving dates.

And enough time to arrange your visa/travel documents and all the other formalities you have to contend with before your move.

How much tax do I need to pay?

If you have owned and used your goods for 12 months or more then you should be able to secure duty-free entry to the UK. Consult your mover for more details.


Customer Reviews

Your form was really simple to complete and it made obtaining several quotes very convenient and painless - Thank you!
Mr. F. Nawaz
Dubai, UAE to KL, Malaysia

I didn't have to chase moving companies throughout the process. This was much less stressful experience than any of my previous moves
Mr. D. Muir
Abu Dhabi, UAE to Brisbane, Australia

We are the third couple from our company to contact you and I have already recommended you to another colleague
Ms. N. Pentz
Al Ain, UAE to Cape Town, S.A.

Very satisfied with the professional approach to my personal, earthly possessions. Weill definitely recommend you to others
Mr. M. Rasmuson
Dubai, UAE to Moscow, Russia

FAQ for Shipping to the UK

What is the cost of moving to the UK from Dubai?

The cost of relocating from Dubai to the UK depends on a number of factors. 

The most important factor is the volume of furniture you are moving. The more furniture you move, the higher 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.


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How long does it take to ship to the UK?​

When estimating how long shipping to the UK from Dubai 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 – (25 – 35 Days)
Part Container by Sea – (45 – 70 Days)

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

How do I get quotes​?

Fill out the form provided by telling us your moving requirements. Once the form has been submitted you will start to receive quotes from shippers we have matched to your enquiry.

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


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