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International Removals UK to Dubai, UAE

Moving overseas to the UAE? Start your UK to Dubai relocation today! Get a free international removal quote now and discover how easy your move to Dubai can be. Find out more about international removals costs from the UK to Dubai with 1st Move International. Get all the information here and discover more about our UK wide collection and packing services, guaranteed weekly shipping and flexible insurance options for a safer move to Dubai. For a seamless international moving service let 1st Move take care of the details, just complete our quote form for comprehensive information on our moving services and costs with a moving package tailored just for you.

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Everything You Need To Know About International Removals To Dubai: Costs, Transit Times, Our Services And Frequently Asked Questions

Find out everything you need to know about international removals from the UK to Dubai, including how much it costs, how long it takes and answers to other frequently asked questions. Alternatively, start your journey with 1st Move International today by requesting a free quote or continue reading to learn more about our international removals Dubai services.

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How Much Does it Cost?

How Much Do International Removals to Dubai / UAE Cost?

Short Answer: International moving costs from the UK to Dubai range from £1298 to £4,870. The exact cost will depend on how much you are shipping, your chosen service (shared or full container) and your final destination in Dubai.

See our table below to find out how much international removals from the UK to Dubai costs.

UK to Dubai Moving & Shipping Costs

Move Type Container Size Cost (GBP)
Small Studio Flat Shared Container £1,298
1 Bed Flat Shared Container £2,224
3 Bed House 20ft Container £2,857
4 Bed House 40ft Container £4,870

Important information about these moving costs

These shipping costs should be used as a guide only. For obvious reasons they do not include collection, delivery or packing/loading costs. For an accurate quote, please fill out our quote form and we'll get back to you with a tailored estimate.

These moving costs are for a 3 bed house in a 20ft container or a 4-5 bed house in a 40ft container. They are the shipping costs from the UK port of Southampton or London to the port of Jebel Ali, Dubai only.

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What Are My Shipping Options?

UK to Dubai Shipping Options

Loading a Shared Container with 1st Move Pallets

Shared Container

For those smaller moves we offer a shared container service whereby we collect and expertly pack your personal effects using our Safer packing procedures and then load your items within the week on the next available ship to Dubai. Your goods are protected thanks to our packing and you don't need to wait around for a container to be full as we are able to ship alongside commercial shipments from large exporters.

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Full Container

This option is perfect for large house moves to Dubai. Our Full Container Load (FCL) service gives you sole use of your own 20ft or 40ft container. We can collect and pack your belongings at our own 20,000 sqft facility or we can provide this service at your door.

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Our Packing

Packing For Your International Move to Dubai

We are the only removals company to offer this method of packing, and we have been doing so for over 25 years. Our palletised shrink-wrap packing is proven to:

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

Our UK to Dubai Relocation Service Includes:

Dedicated Move Manager

Benefit from the expertise of a dedicated Personal Move Manager for your Dubai relocation. Our specialists in international moves will oversee every facet, offering tailored advice, coordinating logistics, and ensuring a smooth transition.

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Moving Insurance Cover

Full insurance cover is provided for peace of mind. Thanks to the reduced handling and improved protection that our packing offers, we have some of the lowest insurance claims on record.

Our Insurance Options

Customs Clearance

As registered customs brokers, our knowledgeable team will guide you through all of the neccessary documents and customs procedures for your move to Dubai, ensuring a smooth transition from the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Removals to Dubai FAQ

The port to port transit time is around 20 days depending on your specific destination.

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

For more detailed schedules with specific dates and vessel names, please see our Dubai shipping schedule page.

Sailing and Transit Times for UK to Dubai

Destination Next Sailing Transit Time
Jebel Ali, UAE Under 1 Week 20 Days

We offer nationwide UK collection that covers all areas of the UK and we can arrange for onward delivery with our agents in Dubai allowing for a full door to door service.

We require the following documentation to ship your personal belongings from the UK to Dubai:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your residency visa
  • A written list of imported goods

All documents can be uploaded via our secure document transfer page.

No, Dubai nationals residing abroad and foreigners coming to Dubai for the first time for residences shall be exempted from customs duty on their personal effects and used household items.

The duty exemption is subject to the following conditions:

  • The personal effects and household items must be used items
  • Presenting proof of residence abroad for nationals.
  • Presenting poof of work and residence in the country for foreigners.
  • The personal effects and household items must be brought into the country in the name of the concerned national residing abroad.
  • The personal effects and household items must be brought into the country in the name of the foreigner intending to reside in the country.
  • The personal effects and household items must be in quantities appropriate to furnishing a house.
  • The exemption requester shall submit a packing list showing the full contents.

Some items are prohibited or restricted from import into Dubai. Prohibited items are strictly banned from import whereas restricted items may be subject to certain limitations or may require permission from the relevant authorities to import.

Prohibited goods include narcotic drugs, gambling tools or machinery, items that contradict Islamic faith and nylon fishing nets to name a few.

Restricted items include pharmaceutical products, alcohol, foodstuffs, personal care and cosmetic products, rough diamonds, e-cigarettes and more.

For more information on prohibited and restricted goods, please see the Dubai customs government website.

Yes, you can ship your car to Dubai when you move. Our partner company Autoshippers provide car shipping services from the UK to all main ports in Dubai and the UAE. For more info on how to ship your car to Dubai, visit Autoshippers.

Yes, you can track your shipment from the UK to Dubai using our container tracking service. We will provide you with a container tracking number and the name of the vessel.

We provide removals services from the UK to all areas of Dubai including: Abu Hail, Al Awir, Al Barsha, Al Garhoud, Al Hamriya, Al Karama, Al Mamzar, Al Muntasa, Al Muraqqabat, Al Quoz, Al Qusais, Al Rashidiya, Al Rigga, Al Safouh, Al Satwa, Jumeirah Garden City, Al Shindagha, Al Wasl, Corniche Deira, Dubai Investment Park, Dubai Marina, Emirates Hill, Hatta, Jebel Alindly, Jumeira, Jumeirah Garden City, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Jumeira Palm, Mankhool, Mirdiff, Nadd Al Hamar, Nadd Al Shiba, Naif, Oud Meth, Port Saeed, Arabian Ranches, Ras Al Khor, Satwa, Sofouh, Trade Center, Umm Al Sheif, Umm Hurair, Umm Ramool, Umm Suqeim, Za'abeel.


Useful Dubai Information, Resources and Guides

Shipping Personal Effects to Dubai Customs Guide

We cover all the legalities of shipping household goods from the UK to Dubai.

Dubai Moving Guides

Our experts provide a wide range of guides, tips and advice on moving to and living in Dubai, UAE.

Car Shipping to Dubai

Get more information on our car shipping services to Dubai.

Container Shipping Costs UK to Dubai

Get the latest information on UK to Dubai container shipping costs and container ports.

Dubai Container Shipping Schedules

We post up-to-date sailing schedule information and as part of our weekly shipping promise we'll tell you in advance what ship we can get your personal effects on.

Your Pallets Packed - Posted Live on Facebook

Your life, carefully wrapped, beautifully packed, and protected for the journey ahead.

We are extremely proud of our unique packing process. We are the only international removals company in the UK that uses this tried and tested method to ship your treasured personal possessions overseas.

Visit our Facebook page to find a snapshot of each shipment captured as the final pallet is wrapped.