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Send a parcel to the United Arab Emirates

Fast and cheap parcel delivery to UAE from only £19.78

In partnership with some of the best couriers in the world, makes shipping to the UAE from the UK simple. We help you find the very best prices for international parcel delivery and offer a comprehensive range of services to suit your needs.

Whether you're a private individual shipping a gift to a loved one in Sharjah, or a business sending a large commercial shipment to Abu Dhabi, is the number one choice for sending parcels to UAE.

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Compare Shipping Prices to the United Arab Emirates

doesn't just get you great rates for shipments to the UAE – we help you find the perfect option for your needs. There's a reason that we only work with handpicked delivery partners – we care about making sure you get a great experience every time you send a parcel. That's why you get free door-to-door tracking, £50 free cover on every shipment* and proactive customer services with every shipment.

All you need to do is enter your shipping details, and we'll do the rest.

  1. Enter your shipment details
  2. Compare prices from the best couriers
  3. Select from fast or economy options

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Prices for shipping to the UAE

Posting a parcel with is not just faster than shipping with the Post Office; our prices offer you savings of up to 60%. That's without even taking the other benefits that come with a shipment into account.

Because we've been in business over 30 years, we have exclusive agreements with the best couriers, and we pass those savings over to you with fantastic prices on the best UAU delivery companies.

Have a look at some prices for other popular destinations in the Middle-East:

Our Courier Services to the United Arab Emirates

ships packages of all shapes and sizes every day, so whatever you're sending, you can be sure that we know just how to deliver. So no matter whether you're sending pallets by air freight or something special for Christmas, makes it simple.

Direction makes no difference either – it's just as simple to ship to the UK from the UAE as it is to send in the opposite direction, thanks to 's specialist import services. And once again, size is no object – sending a pallet of clothes is just as simple as a food hamper.

Parcel postage from the UK to the UAE

Express – 3-Day Delivery
Economy – 5-7 Day Delivery

Parcel Postage from the UAE to the UK

Express – 3-4 Day Delivery
Economy – 3-5 Day Delivery

Express Delivery

Fast 3-day delivery

AM Delivery

Pre 9, 10:30 AM and Noon Delivery

Cheap Delivery to the United Arab Emirates

Economy 5-7 day Delivery

Customs in the United Arab Emirates

When shipping to the United Arab Emirates, there is an exemption from duties and taxes for shipments worth less than 1,000 dirham. Packages worth less than this will clear customs without any extra fees applied. Parcels with a higher value will have duties and customs cleared as normal.

It's vital to properly complete your customs paperwork to ensure that there are no problems in clearing customs. Make sure to fully declare the nature and value of your goods.

Learn more about clearing customs
Learn more about restricted items in the United Arab Emirates
Government advice for shipping to the UAE
DHL United Arab Emirates Fact Sheet

Collection & Delivery

UAE Courier Collection

Courier Collection

If speed is first on your list of priorities, then look no further than . We can collect your parcel within a few short hours of making your booking – on the very same day in fact. Large and heavy parcels are an exception to this however – you'll need to book a day in advance if your package is particularly bulky.

For your convenience, you can also drop-off your parcel at retailers nationwide, saving you having to wait home for the courier to arrive.

Delivery of your parcel

UAE Delivery

makes three delivery attempts as standard. Parcels will be delivered between 9am and 7pm on normal working days (Remember that Friday is the weekend in UAE). If you need the courier to delivery in a specific window, then upgrade to one of our timed services.

If the courier has not arrived by 4pm on the day of delivery, track your shipment, if it's showing out for delivery, we recommend you contact the delivering courier directly.

Tracking when shipping to the United Arab Emirates

gives you peace of mind along with great shipping prices, thanks to our free real-time parcel tracking. This means you can keep your eye on your parcel every step of the way, and be updated about any changes as they happen.

And in the unlikely event that something goes wrong with your shipment, you'll be the first to know. In fact, we'll get in touch with both you and your receiver to explain the problem and how to go about dealing with it.

Learn more about tracking your UAE parcel delivery

Sending Gifts to the United Arab Emirates

Gifts sent to the UAE are not eligible for any exemptions from duties and taxes. Fees will be applied as normal to gift shipments of any value. However, normal parcels do have an exemption for shipments worth less than 1,000 dirhams, which may be applied to gifts lower than this value.

Although it's tempting to declare that your package is nothing more than a “gift”, this could cause problems in clearing customs. Be sure to properly declare the full nature and value of your goods. For example, instead of stating ‘gift' state ‘Gift – Laptop and computer accessories'

Large Parcel and Air Freight

There's nothing to fear when it comes to shipping particularly heavy or bulky packages - ships thousands of oversized packages every month, so we know exactly how to make sure that they arrive safely. In partnership with specialist large and heavy carriers, we carry goods that are up to 1,000kg in weight and as long as 270cm.

So whether you're sending a Sofa to Ajman, artwork to Ras Al Khaimah, or exhibition equipment to Dubai, our freight services can support your needs.

Learn more about sending large parcels to UAE

Sending food to the United Arab Emirates

It's simple to ship food to the UAE with - after all, it's one of our most popular shipments year around. There are a few extra rules to keep in mind when you're shipping food internationally, but we know just how to make sure it arrives safely. You should keep in mind that shipments of food to the UAE may require a permit, though samples of non-perishable foods weighing less than 1kg can be sent as normal goods.

All you need to do is make sure that you follow the rules below, and it will be simple to ship something to go with your gahwah to Dubai, or an Eid gift to Sharjah.

What you can send

Non-perishable foods

  • a. Store bought foods with a best before date over 6 months away.
  • b. Items must be in the original manufacturers packaging and unopened.
  • c. The food lable needs to list all the ingredients.
  • d. The best before date must be displayed on the packaging
  • e. Examples of pershable foods:
    Crisp and savory foods, Chocolates and candy, Canned foods, Herbs and Spices in sealed containers, tea bags, Jams and other preserves

What you cannot send

perishable foods

  • a. Foods with a shelf life of less than 6 months.
  • b. Homemade foods or any foods not in the original manufactures packaging.
  • c. Foods that can spoil in transit.
  • d. Food in packaging that have been opened.
  • e. Food that does not contain a food label listing the ingredients.

Packaging your Parcel

When you're shipping a package internationally, there are often bumps and knocks that are unavoidable – to make sure that your goods arrive in the same condition that they left in, proper packaging is vital.


Your box is an important part of protecting your goods. recommends using a new, double corrugated box for every shipment. An old box may appear strong, but could have weaknesses that lead to your package bursting or being crushed in transit.

Safely packaging a parcel for international shipping


Each individual item that you send should be wrapped in bubble wrap or something similar. Use plenty of packaging material to suspend them in your box, and make sure that no part of your goods are touching any part of your box.


Be generous with your packing tape – it can help protect the weakest parts of your box. Wrap your box three times in a Union Flag pattern, with extra tape on the corners and seals of your box. Apply your labels to that all information is clearly visible – especially the barcode.

Learn more about packaging your parcel


Can I send food to the United Arab Emirates?

You can, yes. ships thousands of food packages every month, and we know just how to make sure they arrive. There are a few key points to keep in mind when shipping food – most importantly, you can't ship perishable goods, which means you can't send any homemade food.

Do I have to pay any extra charges to send a gift to the United Arab Emirates?

You may have to pay extra for duties and taxes when shipping a gift to the UAE. There is an exemption for packages worth less than 1,000 dirham, however, which you may be able to make use of.

Is there anything I'm not allowed to send to the United Arab Emirates?

There are some rules about what you are allowed to ship with a courier. Some goods, like firearms, are uniformly banned. You can see a full list of banned goods on 's restricted goods list. The UAE also have rules about what you can bring into the country, for example some medicines are prohibited, in addition to products manufactured in Israel, so we recommend you contact us if you're unsure what you can and cannot ship.

Can I send eBay items to the United Arab Emirates?

Yes. makes it easy to open up auctions to international bidders – since it's simple to check your costs in advance with our eBay shipping calculator. All you need to do is enter dimensions of your goods and we'll let you know just how much shipping will cost.

Does work with businesses?

makes is easy to save money for businesses, and we're proud to work with businesses of all shapes and sizes. No matter how small or large you might be, our business shipping services make it simple to get the best prices for your regular shipping needs.

Do work with economy couriers?

only works with the very best couriers around the world – we handpick our partner carriers, which is why we work with the likes of FedEx, UPS, DPD and DHL.