Key Information - Abu Dhabi

  • Border status - There are no restrictions on travel between the UK and Abu Dhabi. As of 26th February, fully vaccinated travellers do not need to take a PCR test.
  • Average shipping cost - £871
  • Average transit time - 20 days
  • Population - 1.45 million
  • Most common language - Arabic
  • Climate - Desert climate. August is the hottest month in Abu Dhabi with an average temperature of 35.5°C (96°F) and the coldest is January at 18°C (64°F).
  • Currency - Emirati Dirham (AED)

Abu Dhabi has a vibrant and cosmopolitan culture and is full of exciting things to do. With beautiful suburbs such as Khalidya, Al Muroor, Karamah and Khalifa City, it’s no surprise that Brits are deciding to relocate to this warm and affluent place.

How Much Does It Cost to Ship to Abu Dhabi From The UK?

At 1st Move International, we aim to make the process of moving your belongings to a new country as easy and stress-free as possible. That starts with a clear and affordable pricing structure to enable you to reach your destination on time and on budget.

Short Answer: The cost of international removals from the UK to Abu Dhabi starts from £871 for a shared container service, £2,224 for a 3 bed house and £2,857 for a 4 or 5 bed house. The UK to Abu Dhabi port-to-port shipping charge will ultimately depend on your move size and final location in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

International Moving and Shipping Costs to Abu Dhabi

Destination Port Shared Container Cost (GBP) 3 Bed House - 20ft Container Cost (GBP) 4-5 Bed House - 40ft Container Cost (GBP)
Jebel Ali, UAE £871 £2,224 £2,857

* Our costs table should be used as a guide only. As we do not know your collection or destination address, or how much you plan to ship, these costs do not include the following charges: UK collection, onward delivery from the port in Abu Dhabi to your new home, professional packing and loading costs.

For a bespoke quote on your international removal to Abu Dhabi, contact a member of our team or complete our quote form.

How Long Does it Take to Move to Abu Dhabi?

Due to our unique packing that allows us to ship alongside commercial export companies, 1st Move International have access to shipments leaving the UK for Abu Dhabi on a guaranteed weekly basis. Whether you need a full 40ft container or just a small pallet, your shipment can leave the UK on the next available weekly sailing.

The port-to-port transit time from the UK to Abu Dhabi is around 20 days, with exact times varying depending on your final destination.

Why choose 1st Move International?

1st Move International are members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) and the British Association of Removers (BAR). We are also registered UK customs brokers which allows us to file electronic customs clearances through all main UK ports.

We are one of the UK's largest privately-owned overseas moving firms, having been established in 1997 and offering overseas removals services to members of the public for over 25 years.

Don't just take our word for it; read the testimonies of people and families we've relocated all over the world.

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Guaranteed Weekly Shipping Service

Avoid the delays and get there faster! Our unique packing systems allow us to ship weekly by sharing containers with commercial exporting companies.
Ship it like the pros with our guaranteed weekly shipping services.

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Science Behind Our COVID Safe Packing

Palletised removals for a safer move overseas. Our shrinkwrap packing stops the handling of individual items to ensure a Zero Touch delivery. This also reduces the risks of damage and improves the security of your goods.

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Measured Exactly for Accurate Billing

Size does matter! International moving costs are determined by the total volume of your move.
Each pallet is measured exactly after packing to ensure clear and accurate billing for your move abroad.


Your Dedicated Move Managers

We at 1st Move International realise how stressful as well as rewarding international relocations can be. When you choose 1st Move International to ship to Abu Dhabi from the UK, you will be assigned a personal move manager who will keep you informed and reassured every step of the journey.

You can be confident that when you ship to Abu Dhabi from the UK, your personal items and you will be well taken care of because your relocation managers will keep you fully informed throughout the process.

Guaranteed Weekly Shipping to Abu Dhabi

Unlike other international moving companies, we attentively pack all household items and personal belongings to your own unique pallets when shipping from the UK to Abu Dhabi. We then consolidate and load your pallets into shipping containers with the help of some of the UK's biggest exporters, giving us and you an advantage. We can provide faster sailing and arrival times than other movers.

Our highly personalised and controlled international removals services combine the security and protection of palletised transportation with the cost savings of a weekly shared container service for your belongings.

Cost-Effective International Removals

With daily collections covering all of the UK and first-class insurance, you can be assured of a fast, safe and secure international removals service to Abu Dhabi.

You pay exactly for what you ship with our bespoke packing service which allows us to measure the exact size of your final move and ensure a safe and secure shipment to Abu Dhabi.

We use the safest and most cost-effective shipping solutions, based on your needs, whether your relocation is temporary or permanent. From the beginning of the journey until the end of the process, we pay close attention to every detail so that you don’t need to.

Unbeatable Packing

With our impact resistant and unbeatable packing services, combined with fast and frequent sailings from the UK to Abu Dhabi, our Shrink-Fast packing technique provides the safest and fastest-moving services on the market today.

We are the only removals business that uses this packing method. Our packing procedures have been thoroughly examined, audited, and authorised by our insurance provider, and are the safest way to carry household items and personal effects internationally.

Our insurers adore us, and our packing techniques ensure that we have the lowest record of insurance claims of any international removals company in the UK.


Avoid Delays Shipping to Abu Dhabi from the UK

Airline travel prohibitions have no effect on UK trade, as goods and products continue to be supplied to most countries on regular weekly sailings throughout the world. 1st Move International continues to offer assured weekly sailings to most of our worldwide destinations by sharing container capacity with commercial movers.

Our unique palletised freight systems and membership of the British International Freight Association gives us access to all the shared container services offered by the world’s premier international shipping companies. This means we share containers with the UK's top manufacturing and exporting companies and ship out every week, without fail.

Check our international shipping schedules to over 6500 destinations worldwide.

Looking to Move to Abu Dhabi?

Complete our online international removal quote form and your quotation will be sent via email within 24 hours. If you’d like to ask a question right away, visit our contact page or give us a call on 0800 389 0784.

Shipping Your Car to Abu Dhabi

Our partner Autoshippers provide professional car shipping services from the UK to all main destinations in the UAE, including Abu Dhabi. For more information or to get a quote to ship your car from the UK, visit the Autoshippers website.

Real customer reviews

Simply the best! Highly recommend 1st Move International, outstanding service. I had a large shipment of all my worldly goods to SA of which many items were very fragile. The packaging was so amazing not a single item was broken. And the communication was excellent all the way. Thank you to all at the company.

We have used 1st Move International over the past five years and never had a concern. The service we have received has encouraged us to give 1st Move International's details to all our friends

From start to finish the process to move our goods from the UK to the USA was seamless. Wonderful communication from everyone involved, and our belongings arrived in flawless condition. Highly recommend!

Everything about 1st Move itself was excellent - they were efficient, courteous, very responsive to all my concerns and very straightforward to deal with.

These guys are the best, superb service and amazing packing skills, everything arrived safely and not a scratch or broken glass in sight.

In the midst of life's challenges, they made an international move an easy process.

Even with the inconveniences of COVID-19 shutting down the world, 1st Move International went above and beyond for our overseas move.

I would give more stars if I could! 1st Move shipped 4 large pallets from the UK to the US for me and what seemed like such a daunting task to me, they handled awesomely!

Absolutely fantastic service from start to finish. Highly recommend and would definitely use again. Super helpful friendly team with brilliant communication who helped us every step of the way guiding us through all paperwork rules and regs. Thanks so much.

Even with the inconveniences of COVID-19 shutting down the world, 1st Move International went above and beyond for our overseas move. It is amazing that there was no damage taking into consideration that there was an Atlantic crossing, countless warehouse moves, train shipments, and truck deliveries. The only moving company I recommend!

Your Pallets Packed - Live on Facebook

COVID Safe Packing and Zero Touch Delivery Label

We are the only UK international removals company who offer COVID safe packing solutions when shipping household goods from the UK.

Once packed, your pallets are photographed and pictures of your shipment will be posted immediately to our Facebook page.

You can see a gallery of our latest customer shipments here.