Moving from Abu Dhabi to the UK: Costs to Expect

International movers in Abu Dhabi

You have made the decision that it is time to move from Abu Dhabi to the United Kingdom. You look at everything you have gathered over the years and you wonder how you will get it all back the UK. Luckily, there are many international moving and shipping companies in Abu Dhabi that can assist you with your relocation and the ServiceMarket moving experts have put together an approximation of the costs you can expect.

The average cost of moving from Abu Dhabi to the UK

Moving is no easy task and this is especially true when moving internationally from Abu Dhabi to the United Kingdom. The average cost of movingΒ 25 cubic meters (standard two-bedroom) by sea can be anywhere between AED 16,000 – AED 30,000, depending on a number of factors:

The size of the container: This depends on what furniture you choose to take back to the UK with you and how big your new home is. If you have a small one-bedroom apartment or you have decided to leave behind some of your larger items of furniture, you could opt to go with a smaller container or even share the container (known as groupage) with people who are also relocating from the UAE to the UK.

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The shipping method: There are two ways to get your household goods from Abu Dhabi to the UK – by air freight or by sea freight.

Air freight is the fastest way to get your belongings to the UK, but also the most expensive.Β 

Sea freight, on the other hand, is much more cost friendly, but takes longer. This is also a much better option if you are shipping all your furniture from Abu Dhabi to the UK, as you will not have to worry about space or weight limitations.

The distance: The UK is approximately 7500 km away. International moving companies in Abu Dhabi take this distance along with the size of the container that you opt for and the weight of your goods to calculate your moving costs. The further away you are moving, the more costly your move will always be.

Cost of shipping your car

If you love your car, taking it back to the UK from Abu Dhabi can be done with the help of car shipping companies in Abu Dhabi. Shipping your car from Abu Dhabi to the United Kingdom will cost you between AED 7,000 – AED 15,000, with taxes and duties amounting to around 30% of the car’s value.

Every car shipping company offers different types of services, from door to door collection and delivery to being able to ship some of your personal effects along with your car. Always ensure that you check what the policy is in the UK for bringing a left-hand drive vehicle into the country.Β 

Transit insuranceΒ 

Double check that transit insurance is a part of your moving quote. Some companies may not include it in your quote, so be sure to go over the quote carefully. If insurance is not covered, ask about the coverage options. You can choose insurance that covers the cost of total loss of the vessel to routine damage due to the move. It is likely that the relocation company will give you insurance coverage options and charge you according to what will suit your needs best. However, clarify if β€˜coverage’ or β€˜protection’ is the same as insurance.Β 

If you are in the beginning stages of moving and are looking for quotes from reputable, vetted and reviewed international moving companies who can help you move from Abu Dhabi to the UK, then head over to ServiceMarket, where you can submit a request and receive free quotes tailored to your specific needs.

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