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kilrathi 18th Jan 2017 08:08

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

SMT Member 18th Jan 2017 08:32

Going rate by air is around 10-15K USD, one-way.

PDR1 18th Jan 2017 10:43

It's a ~4,000 mile drive, which might be a cheaper alternative...

Dubaian 18th Jan 2017 11:08

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.

zk-dxb 18th Jan 2017 11:17

KSA to Alexandria then car ferry to, say Venice?

Officer Kite 18th Jan 2017 11:19


KSA to Alexandria then car ferry to, say Venice?
Seems legit, save on the mileage clock as much as you can !

pilotguy1222 18th Jan 2017 14:46

Ship it in a container. Use the 13,000usd you save from air freight and rent a car for 2 months.

Avenger 18th Jan 2017 16:46

Try these folks:ICB - International Car Bridge :: Home

tj916 18th Jan 2017 17:23

Sell it for as much as you can. And buy a new in your new country.
Loads of crap dealing with customs etc.etc.....

Jumeirah James 19th Jan 2017 08:24

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

springbok449 19th Jan 2017 11:08

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...

Ludmilla Baragan 4th Jun 2019 19:58

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 (Post 9646095)
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


Jack D 5th Jun 2019 21:02


Originally Posted by Ludmilla Baragan (Post 10486529)
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 ... !

ironbutt57 5th Jun 2019 22:38

put it a container and wait for it at the other end..

777boyo 6th Jun 2019 07:14

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.

7B

Gordomac 6th Jun 2019 09:41

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.

SOPS 6th Jun 2019 11:56

Out of interest.. what are the manufactures leaving out and or putting in cars for the ME that does not make them Euro spec?

nofly 6th Jun 2019 12:48


Originally Posted by SOPS (Post 10487763)
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

4runner 6th Jun 2019 17:58


Originally Posted by SOPS (Post 10487763)
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.

Dubaian 7th Jun 2019 11:17

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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