If you need to send a package to Dubai or another location within the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Parcel Monkey will help you compare shipping rates from top international couriers to find the cheapest shipping from the USA to the UAE.
Whether you’re looking for economy shipping to Abu Dhabi or expedited shipping to Dubai, our discounted shipping rates to the UAE will reduce your shipping costs and our simple online booking process means you can book a shipment to the UAE at any time of day or night.
If you’re looking for a shipping cost to Dubai or anywhere else in the UAE you can get a quote right here with Parcel Monkey.
The cost of shipping to the UAE will depend on the size and weight of your package and the speed of service you require, but our simple shipping calculator will work out the cost of shipping your package and provide you with multiple quotes to choose from.
Tracked mail is only suitable for small or lightweight items and transit times are longer than a standard courier service, but a tracked mail service will offer the biggest cost savings if you’re shipping on a budget.
When you get a quote, look out for EMS Parcel Post and DHL eCommerce. Both of these services will provide cheap shipping to the UAE.
How long does it take to ship from US to UAE?
Delivery times to Dubai and the UAE depend on the service you book. Economy shipping to Dubai could take up to 22 business days, while an expedited service will take 1-6 business days.
Here are some examples of our cheap courier services to the UAE and estimated delivery times: *
Economy shipping to Dubai
EMS Parcel Post – This tracked mail service offers the cheapest shipping from the USA to UAE, with a transit time of 7-16 business days. Drop off your parcel at your nearest FedEx drop-off location.
DHL eCommerce – Tracked mail to UAE from the US in 11-22 business days. Drop off your parcel at your local USPS Post Office.
International Drop Off - This is our cheapest courier service to the UAE, with a delivery time of 2 to 5 business days, including full online tracking from drop off to delivery.
Expedited shipping to Dubai
International Priority Drop-Off – This is our cheapest express courier service to the UAE. Offering fully tracked delivery from the US in 1-3 business days. Drop off your package at your nearest FedEx drop-off location or for an additional cost, book a courier collection from your home or work address.
*Please note that delivery times are estimates provided by our carrier partners and are based on delivery to major locations only. More remote areas could take a day or two longer.
Customs advice for shipping to the United Arab Emirates
Almost all shipments to the United Arab Emirates are subject to a customs duty upon arrival. Any exceptions are stated specifically in the laws that pertain to import to the UAE. The basic duty fee is five percent of the shipment's value. Some goods, such as alcohol and cigarettes, have a much higher duty fee- as much as 50 to 100 percent.
To send goods to the UAE, proper documentation is required; this can include the original invoice about the shipment, a certificate of origin, the bill of entry, and a customs duty receipt or exemption certificate. While the United Arab Emirates is quite open to the movement of goods across the border, the country is still largely controlled by the central governing body, which is conservative in nature. Because of that, expect to experience scrutiny of any shipment that contains printed material or media.
Books, music and movies will probably be inspected, censored and possibly banned from importation if the government agency finds them to be against the values of the nation. On the other hand, things like loose diamonds may enter the country duty-free. Products like medications need to be approved by the Ministry of Health.
Gambling devices, Ivory, Precious metals and stones