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Shipping A Car To UAE (United Arab Emirates)

Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?

  • Shipping a car to the United Arab Emirates from the U.S. usually costs from$3,500 to $6,000 for most vehicles.
  • Specialty services (such as door-to-door delivery) and shipment of larger vehicles carry an additional cost.

Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to UAE

To/FromGroundOceanDays
Los Angeles to (California port)
to Jebel Ali
$350$2,3005+37
Boston, MA to (New York port)
to Jebel Ali
$400$2,1005+25
Las Vegas, NV to (California port)
to Sharjah
$450$2,4005+37
Seattle, WA to (California port)
to Jebel Ali
$550$2,3006+37
Detroit, MI to
(New York port) to Jebel Ali
$575$2,1006+25
Chicago, IL to
(New York port) to Jebel Ali
$675$2,1006+25
Denver, CO to
(California port) to Sharjah
$775$2,4007+37
Memphis, TN to
(New York port) to Jebel Ali
$800$2,1006+25
Miami, FL to (New York port)
to Jebel Ali
$925$2,1007+25
Dallas, TX to (California port)
to Sharjah
$1,025$2,4007+37

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.

*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.

*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.

*Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.

*Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.

The United Arab Emirates commonly referred to as Emirates, or the UAE is located right on the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula. The region is known for its tropical weather with its sweltering summers and warm winters.  While the capital of the country is Abu Dhabi , Dubai is a popular capital and a trendy area for vacationing.

Shipping Vehicles Overseas

For many, the thought of shipping a vehicle that they’ve paid thousands of dollar for, from the United States to another country sounds scary. Your fear can be eliminated with a healthy dose of research and by obtaining the help of a reputable auto shipping company.

Need to ship your vehicle to the United Emirates?  Call us today for more information or fill out the form located right on right-hand corner of this page for a free real time estimate.


A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.


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Importing a Vehicle to UAE

Shipping a vehicle internationally has it’s challenging. Before you begin the process it’s important to make sure, you have the necessary documents required by UAE custom’s department.  To avoid any delays in the customs clearances be sure that you have acquired the appropriate documents for you MVC.

Click here to learn more about vehicle registration process in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To The United Arab Emirates
  1. Proof of insurance for the vehicle being imported
  2. Export declaration from the U.S customs department
  3. Original invoice or certificate for new vehicles
  4. Trade license of the company exporting the vehicle and documents identifying the importer
  5. Bill of lading
  6. Passport
  7. Visa or residence permit

Special conditions for importing a foreign vehicle into the United Arab Emirates includes:

  • You must have a valid residence permit
  • The depreciation of the vehicle being imported cannot exceed five years

You will also be required to pay a custom’s duty fee of 5% of the market value of your vehicle.

More Information and Resources

Tourist Travel Certificate for Vehicles – Tourist must apply for a special certificate to import their vehicle into the United Arab Emirates for tourism purposes only.

Fee Structure – When importing a vehicle from outside the UAE you will incur special fees and taxes.

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Joe Webster

Written by Joe Webster

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