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Shipping to UAE from the UK

Postage to UAE from £9.29

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Ship to the UAE

Send a parcel with Parcel2Go for a cheap service you can rely on. We work with the most trusted international couriers, including Royal Mail, DPD and Parcelforce, so you can have peace of mind your shipment to UAE will arrive safely.

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Ship to UAE with Parcel2Go

Our Services and Postage to UAE

Whether you need to send a parcel to Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah, Parcel2Go guarantees cheap shipping from the UK to UAE and a service you can rely on.

As the largest courier comparison site in the UK, we have a variety of express delivery and economy services, so it’s easy to find cheap shipping from the UK to UAE with us.  Postage to UAE starts from just £9.29, and your parcel could arrive within just 1-3 days!

Before You Ship to UAE

We’ll send you all the paperwork you need to ship to the UAE, but we always recommend checking the United Arab Emirates customs website to make sure you don’t ship any restricted items that could hold up your delivery. It’s also a good idea to avoid shipping to the UAE from the UK on non-working days (Saturday and Sunday) and public holidays, as this could delay your parcel’s arrival.

Get a free quote and post to the UAE today.

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Our International Services to UAE

Evri Standard Parcelshop
Evri Standard ParcelshopEst Delivery: Mon, 3 Jun

Evri Standard Collection
Evri Standard CollectionEst Delivery: Fri, 31 May

Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed Large Letter
Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed Large LetterEst Delivery: Sat, 25 May

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Customs Clearance - UAE

In 2018, the UAE introduced Local VAT or Added Value Tax, which means that 5% tax is added to the value of every shipment to the UAE. This 5% is separate from customs duties and taxes, so depending what you’re shipping, you may have to pay additional fees on top of this 5% charge.

For example, alcohol duty is 50% of the value and 100% if you’re shipping cigarettes.

We will automatically calculate Local VAT for your shipment to UAE during the booking process and we will add it to your order so you can pay all fees upfront!

To guarantee customs clearance in the UAE, it’s really important that you include all the right documentation with your shipment. We’ll send you all the documents you need, but don’t forget to include detailed descriptions and values so your parcel doesn’t get held up. Our 24/7 customer service team is on hand to help you if you need us.

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Our Top Tip

The UAE has different customs authorities depending on where you’re shipping to. For example, there is Dubai Customs, Sharjah Customs, the General Administration of Customs (Abu Dhabi) and more, and each department may have different regulations. 


United Arab Emirates Address Format

All post to UAE is delivered to PO boxes and you should display the addressee’s mobile number and email address if you know it.

That’s because there are a lot of identical street numbers. Here’s an example of how to address a parcel to UAE:

For more information, see this guide to addressing a parcel to UAE.

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UAE Prohibited Items

It’s really important that you avoid including any prohibited items when you send a parcel to Dubai or anywhere else in the United Arab Emirates! So before you ship to UAE, take a look at our prohibited items list to be sure your parcel will pass through customs stress-free.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to send a parcel from the UK to UAE?

Shipping to UAE from the UK starts from £9.29, and you could get up to £50 parcel protection for just 30p extra when you book with Parcel2Go! 

We work hard to make finding cheap shipping from the UK to the UAE a breeze.

How long does it take to ship from the UK to UAE?

Depending on the service you choose, your parcel could arrive in the UAE in just 1-3 working days!

Our economy services to UAE can take up to 7 working days.

Does DPD ship to the UAE?

Yes, DPD offers express and economy postage to the UAE when you book your shipment through Parcel2Go.

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What can you not post to Dubai and UAE?

Some items you may not know are prohibited from shipping to UAE include:

  • Cosmetics

  • Currency - money, bank cards, cheques etc

  • Items containing batteries and batteries themself

  • Items offensive to muslim culture, such as religious publications

  • Ivory

  • Precious metals or stones

It’s really important to check our full prohibited items before you ship to the UAE so you can be sure your parcel won’t be held up or even destroyed at customs. 

Don’t forget to filter by ‘United Arab Emirates’ and the courier you choose to send a parcel to Dubai or UAE with, as some couriers have stricter restrictions than others.