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Why choose Seven Seas Worldwide
Purpose-built shipping boxes and materials provided
Trusted luggage delivery service for over 25 years
Pick your own dates for shipment delivery and collection
Enjoy 2 weeks FREE of storage services in your origin country
Your appointed agent will help you clear customs
International shipping services you can trust
The United Arab Emirates is a Middle Eastern country on the Arabian Peninsula's eastern coast. It is famous for a captivating blend of modernity and ancient culture. From futuristic cities and luxury resorts to desert safaris and iconic landmarks, it's easy to see why visitors flock yearly. Discover historical sites like Al Fahidi Fort, golden pristine beaches, safe streets and much more.
Whether backpacking, beginning a new job or studying, you'll want as many personal belongings from home as possible. That's where our overseas shippers can help. Our boxes and bags delivery service covers most cities, towns and regions across the UAE. Popular destinations include Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Ajman.
With over 25 years of experience sending belongings worldwide, we simplify the process. Our global network of depots and round-the-clock, multilingual customer service make us a stand-out choice among international luggage delivery companies.
We make shipping to the United Arab Emirates stress-free
Our international shippers make sending personal effects to the United Arab Emirates straightforward. Put simply, we handle the boring parts of moving your stuff from A to B! All you need to do is book our services online, pack your possessions, and complete the required documents. We'll come to your home, pick up your shipment, and deliver it to the UAE.
Here are some more great reasons why our worldwide delivery services make your life easier:
- Free storage: travel without worry! Enjoy two weeks of storage services free of charge at one of our secure depots in your origin country.
- No surprise fees: as a transparent luggage delivery company, we won't hide anything from you. Get an instant online quote now for an itemised cost breakdown.
- Pay in stages: we won't demand the entire amount upfront. Instead, you make two payments across your shipment's journey to the United Arab Emirates, including one to your appointed customs agent.
- 24/7 customer service: our multilingual customer service team can offer advice and answer any delivery questions you have.
Shipping Hong Kong to UAE in 5 easy steps
Free online quick quote
Our instant quote tool provides a clear, itemised cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.
Pick your dates
When placing your order, choose the materials delivery and shipment collection dates that suit you.
Securely pack your items
We deliver your empty shipping boxes, ready for you to fill.
We collect and ship
Complete the online documentation. Then we'll transport your shipment to its destination.
Complete the online documentation. Then we'll send your shipment to the United Arab Emirates.
What kind of shipping boxes do we offer?
Our double-walled, chemically-strengthened shipping boxes protect your prized possessions during long journeys to the United Arab Emirates. Large and Standard are our most popular containers (see below for exact dimensions). We recommend ordering more boxes than you need. If you have any unused boxes leftover in brand-new condition, we'll collect them for free.
Specially-shaped containers made from the same quality materials are available for the delivery of large items. Examples include surfboards and golf clubs. Please wrap them securely before collection, and we'll box them at our nearest depot.
You can use your own containers. But please avoid laundry bags, plastic crates, used food boxes and bin liners. Such containers break easily and could damage the rest of your shipment.
61 x 51 x 41cm / 24 x 20 x 16.14 inches
- Sports equipment
51 x 41 x 31cm / 20 x 16.14 x 12.2 inches
- Files and papers
- Children's toys
Customs clearance support in the UAE
Our trusted boxes and bags delivery service makes the customs process in the United Arab Emirates straightforward. But there are some important things to remember.
Like all countries, the UAE has import restrictions on certain items to protect its people and the environment. Please reference our Prohibited Goods page before packing to avoid fines or delays.
Log in to your account and complete the following documents:
- An inventory listing every single item you want to send. UAE customs authorities will see this, so accuracy is essential.
- Optional insurance forms - cover for your delivery shipment in the rare case it is lost or damaged.
- Colour scans of the shipment owner's passport picture and signature pages.
Personal belongings will avoid customs duties provided they are not for sale and the combined worth is under AED 3,000. Please note you must be present in the UAE when your shipment arrives. You are responsible for clearing the shipment through customs using your appointed agent and paying any charges that may arise. Finally, collect your shipment and transport it to your home in the UAE.
Our multilingual customer service team is available 24/7 to answer questions and offer advice.
Our trusted boxes and bags delivery service makes the customs process in the United Arab Emirates straightforward.
FAQS about our United Arab Emirates luggage delivery service
With over 25 years of experience sending luggage abroad, we simplify the entire experience.
Follow these steps:
- For an itemised cost breakdown, get a quick free quote by entering just a few details. Then, book our services, pay the deposit, and select a suitable date so we can drop off any requested packing materials.
- Pack all your items into containers and complete your online documents. Then, choose an available date so we can collect your shipment.
- Once you've made your Shipping and Transportation payment, we'll send your belongings to the UAE. Then, we'll give you all the information you need to clear customs.
You can send most things used at home with our boxes and bags delivery service. Plus, unusually-shaped items, like instruments and sports equipment.
All countries have restrictions on certain goods to protect their citizens and the environment. Please check out our Prohibited Goods page before packing for the latest information.
You do not pay customs VAT on personal belongings provided they are not for resale, and the combined worth is under AED 3,000.
Please note that you are responsible for clearing the shipment through United Arab Emirates customs via your appointed agent and paying any extra charges that may arise.
Delivery costs depend on individual needs. Factors include the size of your shipment and your origin and destination locations. Use our free online quote tool for a personalised cost breakdown.
All shipping and air routes to the United Arab Emirates are predefined to ensure your goods arrive via the most efficient delivery method possible.
Safely send luggage to the UAE with our top packing tips
It's essential to thoroughly wrap and pack your belongings before sending them to the United Arab Emirates. We highly recommend using a professional packing service to ease some stress. Otherwise, take your time and follow our 4 expert tips below. For more in-depth packing advice, check out How to choose a box for shipping and Preparing large items for collection.
Seal your boxes tightly:
Gather all your packing materials, like parcel tape and a knife. Create a secure base for your box by folding in the small flaps, then the large flaps and securing them shut with three layers of overlapping tape.
Cover exposed edges with more parcel tape, then wrap all the way around the bottom. Once complete, repeat the process at the lid.
Be careful with delicate things:
Cover everything in bubble wrap and use two or more layers for fragile and valuable items. Place your heaviest items along the bottom of your box and lighter things above and away from the sides.
Fill gaps using soft materials like packing paper or towels. Shake your container gently. If you hear a sound, add more soft materials until it stops.
Complete your online inventory:
Log in to your account and fill in your inventory — a detailed list of every item you want to send overseas. Accuracy is essential as UAE customs officials will request to see it.
With a dark marker pen, write the job number, box number, and shipment owner's destination city and country on two sides of every container. Reference your inventory to ensure all details match.
Prepare for collection day:
The max. weight for each container is 30kg/66lbs to protect you and our driver. Weigh everything on bathroom scales. If a container tips the limit, remove some items and place them in a lighter box.
For a straightforward collection day, move all your boxes, bags and suitcases as close to your building's entrance as possible the night before.
After trying various overseas delivery services with limited success, this was our first time using Seven Seas Worldwide. From the quote to the documentation, uplift and delivery overseas, everything worked well. Overseas shipping is never easy, so having a clear process, being able to upload all the documentation, and having good communication made the experience hassle-free.Steve
Top tourist hotspots in the UAE's most-visited cities
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a beautiful country in the Middle East. It boasts eye-popping urban landscapes, luxury resorts, and historical landmarks. Experience warm hospitality, desert adventures and a melting pot of global influences.
The following are a handful of must-visit destinations in the UAE's most popular cities:
Dubai is a dazzling metropolis full of awe-inspiring skyscrapers, high-class shopping, and futuristic attractions. Enjoy golden beaches, luxury resorts, and a dynamic blend of worldwide cultures.
Gaze at the world's tallest building: the Burj Khalifa is an architectural marvel. Discover the Dubai Fountain show at the base, where water dances to music and lights, and 360° city views from the observation decks at the top.
Shop in style: Dubai Mall is more than just a shopping centre. There are endless shopping, leisure, and entertainment options. From luxury jewellers to an Olympic-sized ice rink and an underwater zoo, prepare to be amazed at every turn.
Witness a triumph of engineering: the Palm Jumeirah is an artificial island shaped like a palm tree, lined with upscale hotels, exclusive homes and stylish boutiques. Remember to go on aquatic adventures at Aquaventure Waterpark, which features zip lines and water slides.
Chill out on the edge of the city: Jumeirah Beach is a serene escape from the city's dramatic landscape. The soft white sands and turquoise waters are a haven for relaxation and water-based activities.
The UAE's capital captivates all with its grand architecture and cultural riches. Discover modern elegance, serene beaches, and an intriguing balance between tradition and innovation.
Experience a symphony of Islamic architecture: the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque's gleaming white domes and intricate minarets create an unmissable sight. Explore marble halls adorned with colourful carpets and shimmering chandeliers.
Marvel at a masterpiece: the Louvre Abu Dhabi is an art museum that blends culture, art, and innovation. Witness its spectacular dome that appears to float above the transition of indoor and outdoor spaces.
Take a stroll along paradise: Corniche Beach is a waterfront promenade showcasing Abu Dhabi's modern allure and breathtaking beauty. Pristine beaches and idyllic waters sit alongside various parks, recreational facilities and cafes.
Enjoy some Arabian elegance: Emirates Palace is a lavish hotel that embodies luxury. Explore regal domes, intricate gold-leaf décor and indulgent spa treatments.
Sharjah beckons all thanks to its impressive blend of tradition and modernity. Explore its vibrant souks (marketplaces), art scene, and Islamic culture for a unique glimpse into the country's heritage.
Experience endless entertainment: Al Qasba is an entertainment hub that captures the essence of Sharjah's charm. Enjoy rides on the eye-shaped Ferris wheel, canal boat rides, art galleries and play areas for kids.
Treat the art lover in your life: the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization is a treasure trove of Islamic heritage. It houses worldwide artefacts, including intricate calligraphy, ceramics, textiles and scientific instruments.
Soak up the authenticity of Sharjah's history: immerse yourself entirely in the emirate's past at Sharjah's Heritage Area. Stroll by restored homes, traditional markets, and the Al Hisn Fort - a former royal residence.
Relax with the entire family: Al Majaz Waterfront is a modern leisure complex offering a blend of relaxation and entertainment. Enjoy landscaped parks, mini golf, jogging tracks and dazzling cultural events at the amphitheatre.
Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah is an outdoor adventure fan's heaven. Explore sandy deserts, rugged mountains, and historical marvels like Dhayah Fort. Discover nature, history and leisure within this hidden gem of the UAE.
Visit an outdoor enthusiast's playground: Jebel Jais is the UAE's highest peak and a haven for adventure lovers. Enjoy thrilling activities like ziplines and hiking trails for unforgettable views.
Don't miss a historical gem: perched on a hill, Dhayah Fort boasts panoramic views of the surrounding plains. Get a glimpse into the ancient fort's past by exploring the architecture and learning about its strategic significance.
Experience an artificial utopia: Al Hamra Village is a coastal paradise that offers visitors a blend of relaxation and recreation. With stunning beaches, fancy resorts and an 18-hole golf course to explore, it's an ideal leisurely escape.
Go on aquatic escapades: Iceland Water Park is an Arctic-inspired family theme park. Enjoy a wide range of water-based adventures, including steep slides, a wave pool, and dedicated children's areas.