If you’re heading to pastures new, you’re likely wondering whether or not to take your car with you. Of course, if your car is a prized possession or a collectors item, you’ll pay whatever it costs to get it across land and sea. To help you estimate how much it’s going to cost you, ServiceMarket, the UAE’s leading online marketplace for car shipping companies, has prepared this handy guide.
Cost of shipping your car
Here are the costs associated with shipping your car from Dubai to some of the most common destinations:
|Table 1: Approximate cost of shipping a car from the UAE|
|Country||Approximate cost||Approximate taxes and duties (applied on the value of your car)|
|USA||AED 9,000 – 15,000||2.5%|
|EU||AED 3,500 – 11,000||29% – 32%|
|UK||AED 7,000 – 8,000||30%|
|Jordan||AED 6,800 – 7,500||>48%|
|Lebanon||AED 6,800 – 8,000||Up to 60%|
|India||AED 5,500 – 6,500||> 125%|
|Pakistan||AED 6,000 – 7,000||15% – 80%|
|Philippines||AED 8,000 – 9,000||65% -150%|
|Kuwait||AED 3,000 – 5,000||5%|
|Saudi Arabia||AED 3,500 – 5,000||5%|
These figures are approximate and should be used as a guide. For example, the approximate cost of shipping a car to the USA is AED 9,000 – 15,000, so you’ll pay somewhere between those figures, depending on the type of shipping you choose. So, say the type of shipping you choose costs AED 10,000, and there are 2.5% taxes, you simply need to multiply your car’s value by 0.025, and add that figure on to your shipping costs. The best thing to do is to contact car shipping companies in Dubai to get a more accurate estimate.
If you want to see a quick rundown of the most expensive countries to ship a car to, you can find it here. Please be aware that taxes and duties often change quickly, so double check them before you book your car in to be shipped so you don’t get any surprises!
Some countries will not allow you to ship your car
There are a few countries that won’t allow you to ship certain types of vehicles, or may only allow it under certain circumstances. For example, India and South Africa won’t allow you to import a left-hand drive vehicle. In such cases, you should get advice, recommendations, and help from your car shipping company.
Be sure to also check out our other helpful guides on car shipping:
- Should You Ship Your Car or Buy a New One When You Land?
- 3 Questions to Ask Your Car Shipping Company
If you’re looking for vetted and licensed car shipping companies in Dubai, then you can get free quotes through ServiceMarket. You can find the best car shipping company by comparing quotes, reading customer reviews as well as checking accreditations online.