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 cities such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah. With vast logistical super-hubs in this destinations, you can have goods delivered in as little as 2-3 days.
It doesn't have to be expensive to send parcels to the UAE with our express couriers such as Parcel Monkey Air Express and DPD Air Express as well as ParcelForce. Prices start at around £13 if you book a drop off service, DPD PickUp, which ships from the UK in just 2-4 days, perfect for small parcels. DPD also has all the benefits of its excellent tracking, plus the recipient can change the day the parcel is delivered or where it is delivered to if they have the DPD App.
UAE Country Information
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. Still, the country is not entirely untouched by the volatile nature of the region, despite its reputation for stability.
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 percent of the shipment's value. Some goods, such as alcohol and cigarettes, have a much higher duty fee- as much as 50 to 100 percent. 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.
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. On the other hand, things like loose diamonds may enter the country duty-free. Products like medications need to be approved by the Ministry of Health, private travellers, however, may carry personal quantities if declared properly. Pets and animals may be subject to quarantine and should have current veterinary records.
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.
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.
Very impressed with the delivery service.
Reasonably priced and fast service will use again
very quick delivery. service was great and hassle free.
Very fast and proffessional
Very quick service, will use again