Car Shipping from USA to UAE

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Make relocating to UAE a breeze with CFR’s experts handling your car shipping from USA to UAE. With over 20 years’ experience in worldwide shipping, we’ll make sure your car shipping from USA to UAE is simple, safe and fast. Our shipping specialists are ready to help you through the whole shipping process, from clearing customs to ensuring your vehicle meets UAE’s regulations.

CFR has several shipping methods for you to choose from, with container and roll-on/roll-off services to ship your car from USA to United Arab Emirates. Although roll-on/roll-off shipping is more cost-efficient, we recommend the added security of an enclosed container. You can ship your vehicle to UAE in a 20ft private container or take advantage of our consolidated container shipping, where your car is securely loaded into a 40ft container with other vehicles, sharing the cost of handling and other fees. All containers use our steel loading system, instead of wood ramps and potentially damaging nails used by competitors.

With various locations throughout the United States, you can be sure to have a convenient shipping location near you. We can also arrange for vehicle pickups if needed. Our shipping specialists are here to make your shipping process to UAE as simple as possible – Get a free estimate today!

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UAE Car Shipping and Import GuideThe UAE Shipping Guide below discusses car shipping to UAE from the USA. For general information and to view common questions about shipping a vehicle, visit our worldwide vehicle shipping page. Looking for info on car shipping to or from Dubai specifically? View more info on car shipping to Dubai.

Car Shipping Guide: Car Shipping from USA to UAE

What ports we ship to

We ship to the following ports in UAE:

  • Abu Dhabi
  • Al Hamriya
  • Dubai
  • Hamyirah
  • Jebel Ali
  • Khalifa
  • Khor
  • Kizad
  • Mussafah
  • Rashid
  • Saeed
  • Zayed
What are the Car Shipping Costs to UAE?

The cost to ship and import a car from the USA to UAE will depend on your location and where you’re shipping from, what method of shipping you choose, your vehicle’s model, slot availability and your final destination.

Car shipping costs to UAE may also include additional taxes and dues. The amount of import duties and taxes payable when shipping a car to UAE from the US is also determined by the details of your vehicle. While our shipping experts will assist you in preparing all documentation for shipping from USA to UAE, please make sure you have the newest data on taxes and import duties, as they can and do change frequently. You can get started by requesting a free quote today!

Car Shipping from USA to UAE

How do costs vary based on the method of shipping to UAE?

Roll-on/roll-off – Our most cost-efficient option! The only added fees are port and customs clearance charges. Best for vehicles in working condition – your car will be driven onto a large cargo area on the shipping vessel and secured for transport.

Shared container service – Several vehicles are shipped together in one 40ft. container. Although there are more fees involved than with our roll-on/roll-off service, these are divided between the multiple vehicle owners using the container. A terminal handling charge, trucking and unloading charges, as well as custom clearance fees are included in the additional fees.

*There might be a longer wait before your vehicle ships out, since we have to wait until there are enough vehicles to fill up the container. However, you have the added benefit and security of a fully enclosed container.

Full container load – Like our shared container service, you have the safety of an enclosed 20ft container, yet it is dedicated to a single vehicle. Since we don’t have to wait for other cars to ship, you’ll enjoy the advantage of a shorter wait between departure and arrival. However, you’ll end up paying more in fees.

Fully enclosed containers offer a high level of safety, since vehicles aren’t exposed to the elements. When we receive your vehicle, we’ll document the car’s condition and loading process with photos. All cars are loaded using our environmentally friendly steel loading system, instead of outdated wood ramps used by other companies. This modern system not only reduces the environmental impact of shipping, but adds security against damage to your vehicle.

Once loaded, we’ll ensure the container door is locked and secured. This will safeguard against anyone gaining access to the vehicle before it reaches its final destination.

Upon entrance to the UAE, our agent will access the container and photograph the unloading process, as well as document the vehicle’s condition. Due to the vehicle being in a fully enclosed and secure container throughout the shipping process, clients may pack and transport other items inside the car. Though, all items must be loaded securely, as we will not be responsible for loss or damage of any kind.

Compared to our roll-on/roll-off service, container shipping is a faster method thanks to our frequent weekly departures.

Things to Consider

You are required to have a valid residence permit in the UAE in order to import a vehicle from another country. Vehicle imports are limited to one per year, unless you have a commercial register for vehicle sale and import.

Taxes and Duties

5% Customs Duties – (Value of the vehicle + 1% insurance + cost of shipment)

Documentation Needed

New Cars

  • Original Invoice
  • Original Certificate of Origin

All Vehicles

  • US customs export declaration for the vehicle
  • US traffic department certificate of vehicle export
  • Valid insurance certificate
  • Valid identification
Steps when shipping a car to UAE

Below are the procedures for shipping and importing a car to UAE While car shipping from USA to UAE may seem like a lengthy process, our agents in UAE are ready to assist you every step of the way – from vehicle compliance, to clearing customs and calculating import dues. We are always just a phone call away.

  1. Verify that your vehicle meets the UAE standard specifications.
  2. Submit the required documentation, including customs and shipping documents.
  3. Pay 5% Customs duties.
  4. Customs will inspect the vehicle to verify that the stated value in the export declaration is accurate. If their estimation is inconsistent than that of the invoice, you will have to pay the difference in duties.
  5. Once custom duties are paid, you will receive a certificate of registration for the Traffic & Licensing Department.
  6. Register your car locally at the Traffic & Licensing Department.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the United Arab Emirates Federal Customs Authority.

Additional Services for Car Shipping from USA to UAE


Escrow services – CFR can assist in the buying process by collecting payment from vehicle buyers, verifying the vehicle’s condition, and making sure all relevant paperwork is filed. Then, we’ll pick up the vehicle and issue the funds to the seller.

Sourcing vehicles – With over twenty years’ experience in the car shipping business, we have an extensive network of car buyers and are ready to assist overseas clients purchasing vehicles, for a nominal fee.

Visit our Rate Request page to obtain a quote for car shipping from USA to UAE.

جعل ينقل إلى الإمارات العربية المتحدة نسيم مع خبراء CFR في التعامل مع الشحن سيارتك من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية إلى الإمارات العربية المتحدة. مع خبرة أكثر من 20 عاما في مجال النقل البحري في جميع أنحاء العالم، ونحن سوف نتأكد من سيارتك الشحن من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية إلى دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة هي بسيطة وآمنة وسريعة. المتخصصين الشحن لدينا هي على استعداد لمساعدتك من خلال عملية الشحن كلها، من التخليص الجمركي لضمان سيارتك تجتمع لوائح دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة.

CFR لديها العديد من وسائل النقل البحري لتختار من بينها، مع الحاويات ولفة على / خدمات لفة قبالة لشحن سيارتك من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية إلى الإمارات العربية المتحدة. على الرغم من لفة على / لفة قبالة الشحن أكثر فعالية من حيث التكلفة، فإننا نوصي الأمان من وعاء مغلق. يمكنك شحن سيارتك إلى دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة في حاوية خاصة 20FT أو الاستفادة من موقعنا الموحد شحن الحاويات، حيث يتم تحميل السيارة الخاصة بك بشكل آمن في وعاء 40FT مع غيرها من المركبات، وتقاسم تكلفة المناولة ورسوم أخرى. جميع الحاويات تستخدم نظامنا الصلب التحميل، بدلا من سلالم الخشب والمسامير الضارة المحتملة المستخدمة من قبل المنافسين.

مع مواقع مختلفة في جميع أنحاء الولايات المتحدة، يمكنك أن تكون متأكدا من أن يكون الشحن موقع مناسب بالقرب منك. يمكننا أيضا ترتيب لبيك آب مركبة إذا لزم الأمر. المتخصصين الشحن لدينا هنا لجعل عملية الشحن لدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة بسيطة بقدر الإمكان – الحصول على تقدير الحرة اليوم!

Car Shipping from USA to UAE via Container CFR Rinkens

Car shipping from USA to UAE may seem complicated, but our shipping experts are ready to assist you through the whole process. Get in touch with us today for professional guidance on car shipping from USA to UAE at 1-888-886-6683, or request a free estimate online!
If you need additional information for vehicle shipping overseas, we’ve prepared these convenient online vehicle shipping guides with info specific to each country, including steps when shipping your vehicle overseas, as well as customs and vehicle homologation info.
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