Shipping to Dubai

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Our global shipping service is designed to send your goods to Dubai safely and efficiently. You may be sending a whole house move and vehicle, or a few items over for a friend – whatever it is, we can ship it. Our service is designed to be tailored to your specific needs to ensure the smoothest shipment of your goods.

Why choose Pickfords to ship your items to Dubai?

Pickfords is the largest and one of the most reputable removal companies in the UK, with over 400 years worth of experience under our belt. This allows us to provide our customers with an extremely dependable and established shipping service.

We have a very friendly team who are committed to ensuring your shipment to Dubai goes smoothly and that we provide a consistent service, which suits your individual needs. Our team have great experience in shipping customers goods to Dubai, and therefore have a high level of understanding when it comes to this market.

They will be on hand during the whole process, to provide reassurance and offer their expertise, whenever necessary. If you are shipping a large consignment, you will be appointed your very own move coordinator, who will be responsible for organising the shipment of your goods, to Dubai. They will work with you, closely, to ensure your shipment is tailored to suit your personal needs.

How does it work?

Our shipping service has been developed to make the process as simple and efficient as possible.  
  • Step 1: Fill out our online quote form – this is all you have to do! The rest is left in the safe hands of our professional team.
  • Step 2: We will contact you to arrange a survey of the goods you are planning to send to Dubai.
  • Step 3: We will calculate how much your shipment is going to cost and send the quote over to you.
  • Step 4: On your scheduled shipping day, we will arrive to pack (if requested) and collect your goods.
  • Step 5: We will send your goods to Dubai, via your chosen transit and container options.
  • Step 6: We have trusted agents out in Dubai, who we work closely with to ensure your consignment is customs cleared.
  • Step 7: Your goods will be collected from the depot and delivered to their final destination.

Should I get international shipping insurance?

We highly recommend you taking out our international, goods in transit insurance to guarantee your goods are covered against damage or total loss during their shipment to Dubai. We offer our insurance policy to our customers as a form of reassurance and piece of mid.

Speak to a member of our team today if you have any questions about our policy.

How will my items get to Dubai?

Shipping to Dubai is carried via air or sea freight. Within these two options, we offer further container options to ensure your shipment meets your needs.
  • Shipping via air freight: This is the fastest method to move your goods from the UK to Dubai. The costs of air freight are calculated by the total weight of your load, meaning it works out to be the most expensive option. We recommend using this method if you wish to ship smaller items or those of which, need to get to Dubai quickly.
  • Shipping via sea freight: This method will take longer for your goods to reach Dubai, but it is much cheaper as the cost isn’t calculated by the total weight, but by the container.
Whether you choose to use air freight or sea freight, you will need to consider your container options. You can either use our:
  • Shared container service: This is when your goods are sent in a shared container, alongside another customer’s goods heading for Dubai. We recommend this option if you are shipping your smaller, more personal effects, as you only pay for the space you take up in the container.
  • Exclusive container service: This is when your goods are sent in their own, individual container. We recommend this option when shipping larger consignments, such as whole house moves or vehicles, as you are required to pay for the entire area within the container.
We can also send baggage to Dubai. We will arrange for cartons to be delivered to your UK residence, prior to your shipping day. You will be required to pack these up yourself and we will arrive to pick them up for transit. It still applies, that when in Dubai, we will take care of clearing your goods through customs and delivering them to their destination.

What can I ship to Dubai?

There are a range of restricted and prohibited items, which you cannot ship into Dubai. We want your shipment to go as smoothly, as possible, so please adhere to these regulations to ensure your consignment is successfully cleared at customs. Dubai’s restricted items include:
  • Plants and plant materials.
  • Medication and food items.
  • Political and religious literature.
  • Flammable or corrosive items.
This is not an extensive list. Please contact a member of our team or your personal move manager – they will be able to answer any questions and provide more details. Dubai’s prohibited items include:
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Wireless transmitters and communications equipment.
  • Pork meat products.
  • Gambling items.
  • Articles dealing with endangered species and items made out of ivory.
Again, this is not an extensive list. Please contact a member of our team, or your move manager for more information.
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