We have lots of courier services to United Arab Emirates available to buy online. This includes options where you drop-off your parcel at a local shop or Post Office, and others that are collected by the courier directly from your home or work.
Simply use the 'Instant Quote' box to the right to get a price for sending your parcel.
Here are some examples of prices to send a parcel to United Arab Emirates. We have many options, so for a personalised quote please enter the weight of your item into the quote box below.
|Courier Service||Price from|
Delivery in 7-9 days.
Delivery in 3 days.
|International Post Office Dropoff
Delivery in 3-5 days.
Delivery in 3-5 days.
|International Depot Drop Off
Delivery in 3-5 days.
As a middle-eastern hub, importation to the United Arab Emirates is important. Be sure you know the rules before you send a parcel to the country including to Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah. With vast logistical super-hubs in this destinations, you can have goods delivered in as little as 3 days.
Posting a parcel to Dubai or any location in the UAE is not complex if you compare, book and send using Parcel Monkey. Not only can you find some of the cheapest postage rates around, you can check how long it will take to arrive, add protection cover to valuable items and track your delivery too.
If you need to keep the cost of posting to Dubai down, then you should consider TrakPak a service designed to bring affordable international delivery to eCommerce retailers, but used by small businesses and individuals too. Your parcel will be picked up by a courier from your home or work address and then delivered by the local postal operator in the UAE in 7-9 days.
Many retailers use marketplaces to sell cross-border, and this postal courier is perfect for keeping postage costs down.
Posting a parcel to the UAE is still possible through our courier quote engine as we offer discounted Parcelforce prices. Rather than taking your parcel to the Post Office and paying, you can book online at a better price, print the labels out and then either drop off at the Post Office or Parcelforce Depot or have it collected by a Parcelforce driver from your home or work. You can expect delivery to be made in 3-5 working days.
Many parcels are time sensitive that are being shipped from the UK to the UAE, so an expedited courier is required.
Since the discovery of oil in the UAE in 1950, the petroleum industry has been the major hub of economic growth for the entire country. Abu Dhabi became the first region in the United Arab Emirates to export the liquid gold, moving the country from a dying agricultural economy to a booming industrial nation.
Careful planning over the years has seen the oil business successfully joined with a conscious campaign to attract business, construction and tourism to the nation, creating a more stable and diversified economic base. Today, Dubai is considered to be a major destination for both business and pleasure, increasing the service levels available for those looking to send goods to Dubai and the UAE.
Almost all shipments to the United Arab Emirates are subject to a customs duty upon arrival. Any exceptions are stated specifically in the laws that pertain to import to the UAE. The basic duty fee is five per cent of the shipment's value. Some goods, such as alcohol and cigarettes, have a much higher duty fee- as much as 50 to 100 per cent.
To send goods to the UAE, proper documentation is required; this can include the original invoice about the shipment, a certificate of origin, the bill of entry, and a customs duty receipt or exemption certificate.
Have a read of our Customs Advice, before sending to Dubai or the UAE. It is imperative to provide a full description of the contents on your customs documents, provide accurate values of the items you are sending and to attach the customs documents to the outside of the box in a clear or marked envelope.
While the United Arab Emirates is quite open to the movement of goods across the border, the country is still largely controlled by the central governing body, which is conservative in nature. Because of that, expect to experience scrutiny of any shipment that contains printed material or media. Books, music and movies will probably be inspected, censored and possibly banned from importation if the government agency finds them to be against the values of the nation.
Products like medications need to be approved by the Ministry of Health, private travellers, however, may carry personal quantities if declared properly.
An indication of what could be prohibited:
Illicit drugs (hashish, cocaine, heroin, etc)
Forged and duplicate currency, bank notes, etc
Items that are offensive to Muslim culture
Items that do not adhere to religious, morals or aims to cause corruption and disorder
Irradiated food products
Electronic items (watches, car-keys, etc) with a camera and pens with a camera
Israel manufactured products
The rules published by the UAE pertaining to importation can be found here and there is also a good guide on the Santander Trade site.
Most expatriates live in the city of Dubai, which is, by far, the most liberal area of the UAE. Shipments will still be subject to the government rules of importation. Dubai, however, does have many tax-free zones because of a large amount of foreign trade accomplished in the city, so it could pay to ship goods straight to this metropolitan hub. If you have not sent a parcel abroad before, don't worry we make the process nice and easy and give you all the tools you need.
The parcel arrived within the timescale which is great but as this was the first time I used it, I found the labelling system very confusing. You could explain more why 2 different address labels appear. I thought originally it was a mistake on your part. Otherwise very happy.
very good service
I used Parcel Monkey to send two boxes from the UK to the UAE. I paid for the three day express service however only one box arrived after 4 days and the second box arrived after 5. I also had to pay just over £100 in import duty which I wasn’t expecting - it would have been helpful if, at the time of sale, Parcel Monkey warned that imports from the UK were subject to import duties. My boxes did however arrive in one piece and the price was the most competitive I could find (although I do wonder if I would have found a cheaper offer if I wasn’t looking for a three day express service ...)
Arrived a day later than expected, but it was UK to Dubai. Other than that was an easy to use service and there were no problems. Will use again.
Fantastic service. Efficient and cost effective shipping of large parcel to Dubai, in 6 days. Very happy customer
Always my parcels arrive on time and at a great price
International Postage to Dubai using Parcel Force - could have been a bit quicker as for the price you pay for a small 100grams package is quite expensive. Overall experience from Parcel Monkey is smooth. easy to send.
Package was collected as scheduled and delivered for onward shipment. Unfortunately the Parcel Monkey Tracking Number did not allow me to track my package, which actually arrived in Dubai within the time stated.