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International Removals from the UK Shipping Personal Effects, Household Goods, Furniture & Cars
Moving furniture, personal effects and household goods overseas for more than 25 years

Moving to Abu Dhabi During The COVID-19 Pandemic

1st Move International have taken steps to continue providing the best overseas removals services during these tough times and we remain open and committed to safely moving our customers from the UK to Abu Dhabi, while ensuring the safety of both our staff and customers as per government and BAR guidelines.

Our packing procedures offer a COVID-safe method of shipping your belongings overseas, protecting your goods from unnecessary handling and isolating them from the outside world until arrival at your door.

Why Choose 1st Move International?

Unique COVID Safe Packing

While most movers ship items loose in a container, we chose to do things a little differently. We combine the contents of your move onto pallets and shrink-wrap each pallet to prevent handling of any individual items and to provide a protective shield against the outside world. Our zero-touch method of packing ensures your household belongings and furniture remain protected and untouched upon arriving at your door in Abu Dhabi.

Price Guarantee

Our shrink-wrap packing method allows us to precisely measure the size of your move. We guarantee that you only pay for exactly what you ship. Nothing more. Read more on how we offer smarter pricing here.

Weekly Shipping

We never have to wait for a container to be full before shipping. Our packing allows us to ship alongside commercial goods, meaning that we can offer guaranteed weekly shipments direct from the UK to Abu Dhabi. Once packed, we will schedule the next available weekly sailing. No waiting around! You can also track your shipment here.

Fully Insured

Another benefit of our exceptional packing: reduced handling and improved protection for your belongings. We have some of the lowest insurance claims on record among movers, thanks to our unique way of packing and shipping your furniture and personal effects. We also offer full insurance cover for your move, provided by insurance giants Royal Sun Alliance.

Over 20 Years of Experience

Our expert team have been shipping to Abu Dhabi for well over 20 years and in doing so, have helped countless people safely move from the UK to Abu Dhabi. Our team are on hand at every step of the process and are here to offer help and support should you have any questions. Don't just take our word for it. Read some of our customer reviews here.


We are established members of:

  • the British Association of Removers (BAR)
  • the British International Freight Association (BIFA)
  • the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA)

Looking for a quote? Use our quote form to receive an estimate for your move.

Packing For Your International Move to Abu Dhabi

We are proud to say that we are the only removals company to offer this bespoke method of packing and we have been doing it this way for over 20 years. Our palletised shrink-wrap packing is proven to:

  • Provide the best protection available for your goods
  • Drastically reduce handling of individual items (less risk, fewer insurance claims)
  • Speed up customs clearance
  • Offer a COVID-safe method of shipping your belongings overseas

See how it's done in this short video:

Looking for a quote? Use our quote form to receive an estimate for your move.

UK to Abu Dhabi Shipping Options

Dedicated Container

This is the preferred option for large house moves to Abu Dhabi and offers you sole use of your own 20ft or 40ft container. We provide nationwide collections across the UK and will safely pack and load your belongings at our 20,000 sqft facility.

Shared Container

Perfect for smaller moves, our shared container service allows us to ship alongside commercial shipments from large exporters, ensuring regular weekly shipments and no waiting for a container to be full! Your goods will be protected during transit thanks to our incredible packing procedures.

Get a free quote for your move to Abu Dhabi today.

Collection & Delivery (door to door)

Nationwide collections in the UK are available. We cover all areas of the UK and onward delivery to your door in Abu Dhabi can also be arranged. Hassle free, door-to-door moving services from the UK to your home in the UAE.

How Much Does it Cost to Move From the UK to Abu Dhabi?

The cost of your move depends on a few factors, such as the total packed volume of your shipment and the service required (shared/full container). To get an accurate estimate, please get a free quote using the form on this page and our team will get back to you soon with all of the cost information.

Shipping Dates and Transit Times to Abu Dhabi

We have sailings from the UK to Abu Dhabi at least once every 7 days.

The port to port transit time from the UK to Abu Dhabi is around 28 days.

Sailing and Transit Times for UK to Abu Dhabi

Destination Next Sailing Transit Time
Abu Dhabi, UAE Under 1 Week 28 Days

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.

Whether you are moving from the UK to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah or elsewhere in the UAE you can be assured of a faster, safer and smarter move with 1st Move International. Simply fill in our quick quote form and start your international move to Abu Dhabi today.

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

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.

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.