Removals to Dubai & the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
If you are planning on moving to the United Arab Emirates, whether to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah or another location, Britannia Bradshaw has the expertise to tailor the move to your individual needs.
Why should you move to the Dubai or the UAE with Britannia Bradshaw?
We have an established, long standing and successful relationship with a network of dedicated removers in the UAE. Before your goods are forwarded, their full contact details will be sent to you. Our agents are part of our extended Britannia family and we meet with them on a regular basis to ensure high standards of service are maintained. We'll help you with the paperwork for customs, and inform you of any restrictions and requirements for importation into the UAE.
If you want to store some of your personal items in the UK, we can also handle that for you in our modern, purpose built warehouse.
Moving personal effects to the UAE and Dubai
Your household goods and personal effects are allowed duty free entry, provided that they have been owned and used prior to importation. Before your shipment is sent, all necessary documentation must be submitted and you must be in the country in order to successfully complete all customs clearance procedures.
All books, CDs, videos, DVDs and magazines are subject to physical inspection and need to be packed in separate cartons and marked clearly. They will be subject to review and censorship by the UAE Ministry of Information. Your items will be released if nothing abnormal is found. This procedure will take from 10 to 15 days.
Prohibitions and Restrictions
In general it is in your interest not to import the following items:
- Firearms & ammunition (real or ornamental)
- Swords, daggers, spears, etc.
- Military uniforms and equipment
- Inflammable goods & substances
- Plants & plant material
- Poppy seeds and flowers, leaves, etc.
- Foodstuffs, perishable or otherwise
- Narcotics and dangerous goods
- Offensive materials
- Tobacco and alcohol
- Statues and figures with a religious undertone
- Carvings and statues of humans - especially nude or pornographic
- Religious books other than Islamic
- Controversial political literature and materials contrary to an Islamic state's principles
UAE removals transit times
Groupage or shared load consignments usually take eight to 12 weeks, door to door. Keep in mind this can vary depending on volumes being shipped, customs or immigration delays and weather conditions. Sole use containers usually take five to six weeks door to door. More information on shipping your belongings overseas by ship.
All Groupage consignments will be bar coded before they are loaded into the shipping container. This will ensure that no items are left at origin.
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Removal quote appointment booking service
Britannia Bradshaw can help your move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 0161 877 5555 (Manchester) or 0121 504 0966 (Birmingham & Coventry) and speak with one of our removals specialists.
How are our appointments carried out
In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.
See what our customers think of us...
Delighted with your staff that served us
The crew Lee, Clive and Rob were very efficient, courteous and most pleasant throughout their service during packing and delivery at both ends. Please convey our most sincere appreciation to them. There is nothing need improving except to look after the excellent staff that we came across and hope that reflects with all.
Used because of all the quotes, yours fitted with our needs and the professional approach. We were touched and absolutely delighted with your staff that served us during the whole move and certainly made it easy and less stressful. Please extend our thanks to the guys Lee, Clive and Rob. Initial enquiry was dealt with promptly.Chin RajuManchester
Whole team from start to finish were most helpful and efficient
Removals crew were courteous, couldn’t be more helpful.
Used the company because we received info through the post when house went on market.
Your whole team from start to finish were most helpful and efficient. Lovely Jackie was most patient with my lack of internet skills. Jackie was most helpful and booked a home visit quote.Dilys LawBirmingham
Very professional and helpful
Very professional and helpful. Used because you are a large trusted company. Initial enquiry was very helpful.Wendy LockleyManchester
Britannia Bradshaw were the most efficient, professional and responsive to our request throughout the process
Very pleasant, positive and helpful. Of the companies we contacted Britannia Bradshaw were the most efficient, professional and responsive to our request throughout the process.
Our representative, Jackie, kept us fully informed of dates and general information relating to our move.
Martin came as promised and was very helpful and informative.Alan BlakeyBirmingham
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