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Shipping a car from Dubai to Europe?

Old 18th Jan 2017, 08:08
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Shipping a car from Dubai to Europe?

Hi all,

I am looking to ship a car from Dubai to Europe. Does EK have an agreement with any of the shipping in Dubai for preferential rates?

Alterativley is there a company anyone would reccomand?

Thanks
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Old 18th Jan 2017, 08:32
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Going rate by air is around 10-15K USD, one-way.
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Old 18th Jan 2017, 10:43
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It's a ~4,000 mile drive, which might be a cheaper alternative...
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Old 18th Jan 2017, 11:08
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True PDR but in addition to the visa hassles etc for transiting KSA there are a few other tricky countries en route to negotiate. Syria/Iraq for example.
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Old 18th Jan 2017, 11:17
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KSA to Alexandria then car ferry to, say Venice?
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Old 18th Jan 2017, 11:19
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KSA to Alexandria then car ferry to, say Venice?
Seems legit, save on the mileage clock as much as you can !
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Old 18th Jan 2017, 14:46
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Ship it in a container. Use the 13,000usd you save from air freight and rent a car for 2 months.
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Old 18th Jan 2017, 16:46
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Try these folks:ICB - International Car Bridge :: Home
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Old 18th Jan 2017, 17:23
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Sell it for as much as you can. And buy a new in your new country.
Loads of crap dealing with customs etc.etc.....
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Old 19th Jan 2017, 08:24
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Get the car ferry to Bandar Abbas, Iran and drive through. You'll be surprised at how friendly the Iranians are. Avoid KSA like the plague
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Old 19th Jan 2017, 11:08
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Sea Container to Marseilles is around 2000 Euros inclusive of customs etc, get a reliable company to do it.
Driving back used to be a nice option, you have to drive through KSA in under 24hrs as they won't give you a visa for longer whilst driving through Iran is stunning and the Iranians are very hospitable, your problems start after getting out of Iran...
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 19:58
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Why avoid KSA? Is it dangerous

My husband wants to buy a car in Dubai and the easiest way is, or at least seems to be to drive from Saudi to Jordan then into Israel and then a ferry to Greece. What do you think?
Originally Posted by Jumeirah James View Post
Get the car ferry to Bandar Abbas, Iran and drive through. You'll be surprised at how friendly the Iranians are. Avoid KSA like the plague
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 21:02
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Originally Posted by Ludmilla Baragan View Post
My husband wants to buy a car in Dubai and the easiest way is, or at least seems to be to drive from Saudi to Jordan then into Israel and then a ferry to Greece. What do you think?
I I think your husband is a moron ! Unless the final destination is Greece ... cost is about 3000 $ to ship a car to Europe incl Greece ... I mean we are talking peanuts here . I donít know about import duties in Greece but generally about 6 % in Europe ... perhaps he has a death wish or a sense of adventure honed by too much online gaming ... !
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 22:38
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put it a container and wait for it at the other end..
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Old 6th Jun 2019, 07:14
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Kilrathi - I'm sure you'll have thought of this, but just in case.....

A few years ago I looked at shipping a car from DXB to Europe, and it turned out that the car in its GCC spec did not meet European requirements. The cost of making it compliant was large enough to make the plan a non-starter. If your vehicle is an Audi or BMW, I know you can get good advice on this topic from the manufacturers - not sure about other brands.

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Old 6th Jun 2019, 09:41
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Kilrathi, best advice out of the forgoing was to sell it in DBX. Strange how we get attached to vehicles but you must ask yourself , is it really worth it ? I tried to get my beloved Jeep Wrangler into Cyprus from Bahrain. It turned into a 7 year battle going as far as European courts. I lost. It cost thousands and the vehicle was confiscated. If you MUST, shared container is best way but Lordy,Lordy ; get ready for being fleeced once you pick it up.
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Old 6th Jun 2019, 11:56
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Out of interest.. what are the manufactures leaving out and or putting in cars for the ME that does not make them Euro spec?
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Old 6th Jun 2019, 12:48
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Out of interest.. what are the manufactures leaving out and or putting in cars for the ME that does not make them Euro spec?
Examples for country specific items in germany that I gleaned from a german VW forum:
- particle filters are required
- automatic emergency call required (in the future)
- front assist required
- The anti theft alert has to stop any sound after one minute
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Old 6th Jun 2019, 17:58
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Originally Posted by SOPS View Post
Out of interest.. what are the manufactures leaving out and or putting in cars for the ME that does not make them Euro spec?
emissions, side impact beams, side impact air bags, adjustable tilt headlights...this is literally, the worst idea Iíve ever heard of. GCC cars are basically the third world variant of a first world car with pin stripes and fuzzy, custom dash covers.
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 11:17
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At one time, even the quality/thickness of steel differed for GCC spec versus many other regions. Take care..... and drive safely.
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