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Moving to Dubai From Australia

Moving to Dubai From Australia
Moving to Dubai From Australia

Tax-free earnings, modern architecture, and seaside views are a few of the reasons as to why Australians might consider relocating to Dubai. Properly planning your international move will be a crucial difference-maker in your ability to explore the vast amounts of opportunities within the city of gold.

When people envision a move, they usually think about transporting household items and shipping vehicles, so we’ll be exploring these two topics along with the related subject of how to ship your pet(s) overseas. 

Over 6,000 miles separate Australia and Dubai. Let’s begin with how you’re going to get your household items to cover that distance. 

How Do I Ship Household Items From Australia to Dubai? 

Sea freight and air freight shipping will be your two options for shipping household items overseas to Dubai. Airfreight shipping will cost you more as items can be delivered vast distances in a matter of days. Sea freight shipping is a more widely used option for movers transporting household items from Australia to Dubai, as this method is more affordable. Be sure to book far in advance for sea freight shipping so you can coordinate your arrival with the delivery of your household items. 

Both air freight and sea freight shipping can accommodate different sized moves. Cargo planes that deliver household items can handle a full household move, but it’s going to cost you as planes can only hold so much weight while in the air. Sea freight shipping is typically performed through the use of containers that are loaded on sea freight shipments. 

The most popular sizes of sea freight shipping containers are:

  • 20ft
  • 40ft
  • 40ft high cube container 

Once you select your shipping container’s size, you can opt for a Full Container Load (FCL) or a Less Than Container Load (LCL). Choosing an FCL container means you’ll have the whole container to yourself, while LCL containers involve storing your belongings alongside another person’s belongings. 

How Are Household Item Shipping Quotes Generated? 

Suppose you’re wondering how your quote for shipping household items will be generated. In that case, it’s going to depend on primary factors, including the cubic square footage of your belongings, the types of items you’re shipping, and your ideal arrival time. 

Making plans to ship a vehicle for an overseas move is often considered equally as important as transporting household items overseas. 

How Do I Ship My Vehicle From Australia to Dubai?

Similar to shipping household items overseas, transporting a car from Australia to Dubai will be done through sea freight or air freight shipping. We only recommend selecting air freight shipping to transport your vehicle to Dubai if your car contains a high amount of value. The accelerated delivery rate and increased air freight shipping security for vehicles are often utilized for event racing and collectible vehicles. Sea freight shipping companies moving vehicles overseas often use roll-on-roll-off methods or container shipping to store cars on a cargo ship. 

If your vehicle is not functioning, you will not be able to select a roll-on-roll-off service. 

To legally import your car into Dubai, you’ll need:

  • Proof of ownership
  • An insurance policy
  • Residence permit
  • Car title 
  • Australian registration
  • Certificate of origin
  • Copy of your passport
  • Purchase invoice 

Keep in mind that duties apply to all vehicles being imported into Dubai. 

What Should I Know About Shipping Pets From Australia to Dubai?

People moving to Dubai are limited to importing two pets per person. Dogs and cats must be microchipped before arrival, import permits must be submitted before the animal’s arrival (from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries), and rabies vaccinations must be given. Blood Titer Tests are necessary for animals coming from countries where rabies is more of a risk. Lastly, you’ll need a Veterinary Certificate from the United Arab Emirates that is stamped by Australia. 

Australia’s self-contained ecosystem will more than likely negate your need to give your animal a Blood Titer Test. 

Once you outline plans for shipping your household items, car(s), and pets, the stresses of moving from Australia to Dubai won’t loom so large. 

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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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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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