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Moving from Dubai to Germany
Moving from Dubai to Germany

Relocating from the United Arab Emirates to Germany is an equally exciting and thrilling move. Life can be quite different in the two countries, and it really depends on what your priorities and situation are before you are able to lay down the advantages and disadvantages.

Let’s talk about the more practical aspects of relocating to Germany from Dubai, like restrictions, costs, and ways of transporting your goods. 

Methods of Transportation 

The main two shipping options for getting your stuff in Germany are air freight and sea freight. Whether you need land transportation or not depends on the destination point and how far it is from the main ports and airports of Germany, where your cargo will most probably go.

If you choose to ship by sea, you have a few options to opt from, depending on the volume of your belongings. You can opt for a 20ft container or a 40ft one. 

  • LCL (Less than Container Load) is a shipment transport of multiple clients’ belongings in one container. 
  • FCL (full container load) is the option fit for you if your items take up the whole volume in a container. You won’t share the container with anyone and you will be able to transport bulky and large volume items.

Average Cost of Moving from Dubai to Germany

Air freight is more convenient for small moves and it can save you if the move is urgent. But it’s also about five times more expensive than sea transport. It will take your shipment about 1 to 3 days to arrive at its destination, which makes it easier to plan your move if your budget affords it. On average, shipping a one-bedroom house from Dubai to Germany will cost over 40,000 Emirati dirhams (about $11,000).

By sea, your cargo will arrive from Dubai to Germany in about 10 to 15 days, so you have to plan around it and, ideally, book the transport as early as possible. Depending on the size of the household you are moving, sea freight will cost you between 16,500 and 28,500 Emirati dirhams (in between $4,500 and $7,700).

If you want more detailed information about how much it will cost you to move your belongings from Dubai to your new location in Germany, request a free quote on the website or call us.

List of Restricted Items You Can’t Bring to Germany

Before you contact transport companies to get quotes for your transport, research the list of restricted items that you won’t be allowed to bring with you to Germany. They include animal products, plants, and seeds, medicinal and narcotic products. You should have a full inventory of your items and documentation that proves ownership or provenience. 

Contact us now to find out more about what you need to prepare for an international transport to Germany. 

 


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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.


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