Send parcels to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah and pay less with Parcel Monkey.
If you're looking for the cheapest postage to Dubai or you need to send an urgent parcel to UAE, you can get quotes from multiple international couriers in seconds with our courier quote calculator. Compare prices and book discounted rates with Parcelforce, DHL, TrakPak and more.
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.
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 these 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.
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Most inconvenience was about the box for writing the distinction address. They didnt accept more than 2 words. It was awful. Please do something about it oradd more boxes as second line and third line of address please. The price was great. Online chat was available but discounted every 3 minutes. Thanks
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Gr8 service from start to finish
Fast and easy delivery experience. Very smooth transition from pickup to drop. Tracking and communication was amazing. No hassles at all ! 4 star due to high prices and lack of discounts for repeat customers.
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First class, very happy with service you provided.