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My husband has now been offered a job with a fantastic package so we now have to get everything organised here which at the moment feels mind-blowing....just don't know where to start.

I would really like to ship our boys bunk beds and our bed out to Dubai Is this possible and how much is it likely to cost to do this? We also have our childrens car seats which obviously they will need as soon as we get there.

Anyway shipped their items across before? How much does it cost? We would like door to door.

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My husband has now been offered a job with a fantastic package so we now have to get everything organised here which at the moment feels mind-blowing....just don't know where to start.

I would really like to ship our boys bunk beds and our bed out to Dubai Is this possible and how much is it likely to cost to do this? We also have our childrens car seats which obviously they will need as soon as we get there.

Anyway shipped their items across before? How much does it cost? We would like door to door.

Many thanks again.
Are the company offering a relocation allowance as part of the package?
Most employers will offer a certain amount as part of the offer or will pay for a container to be sent over.(eg a 20 foot container)
You would need to get quotes from removalists who specialise in OS moves - and yes, you can have stuff delivered door to door.

If you just want bunks and a bed delivered, I would forget it. The cost would be huge.Better off just getting new ones from Ikea etc.
You will need to take your car seats with you (stowed underneath), as you will need them as soon as you arrive.

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My husband has now been offered a job with a fantastic package so we now have to get everything organised here which at the moment feels mind-blowing....just don't know where to start.

I would really like to ship our boys bunk beds and our bed out to Dubai Is this possible and how much is it likely to cost to do this? We also have our childrens car seats which obviously they will need as soon as we get there.

Anyway shipped their items across before? How much does it cost? We would like door to door.

Many thanks again.
Hi Happyhour,

We shipped our stuff over and it took about 3-4 weeks. It cost the company about 3000.00 door to door service, can't find moving docket but roughly it was all house contents of a 3 bd+study minus all the white goods as we left ours in our house in the UK to rent. Like Sgilli says, don't bother if it's just beds, you can get all that here for less than the price it is to ship.

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Operators are UASC, agents used to be Hapag Lloyd I think in the UK for FCL, and for groupage try Seven Seas Shipping
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We didn't ship all our contents as we rented out our house in the UK, but we had 310 cu. ft of stuff.

Cost 1300 sterling and was in Jebel Ali 3 weeks after it was packed and collected

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My husband has now been offered a job with a fantastic package so we now have to get everything organised here which at the moment feels mind-blowing....just don't know where to start.

I would really like to ship our boys bunk beds and our bed out to Dubai Is this possible and how much is it likely to cost to do this? We also have our childrens car seats which obviously they will need as soon as we get there.

Anyway shipped their items across before? How much does it cost? We would like door to door.

Many thanks again.
We have used 'movecorp' to move all personal stuff from uk - this was no furniture apart from a piano and was about 50 boxes, it still hasn't arrived [3 weeks since packed]. The cost was 2.000, and I looked at many companies - some were over 3 thousand pounds, and some were just under 2.000. When movecorp came and packed they took about 3 hours and everthing was packed professionally. They did say about 6 weeks in total and it would be door to door. As it hasn't arrived yet I cannot comment on how satisfied I will be. Try a quote anyway....

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Allfreight quoted me 150 GBP for the first box (same size as a tea chest, with weight limit of 40kg per box) and then 30 pounds for each subsequent box. I even sent some stuff to my home country and that was there a week later. I used airfreight though. For Dubai, it was 8-12weeks by seafreight or 2-6 by airfreight but if you use airfreight, it's 200 pounds for the first box.

If you go on their website and fill in their 'estimate' form, they will give you a personalised quote!

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Hi happyhour,
As I type my our things are being packed up in the UK, personally I wouldn't bother shipping much outside of personal items, unless you are particularly attached to them, you will need to shop around for the best prices. We found Pickfords Ok for the sea shipment, about 6 weeks delivery time, about 1500 GBP, make sure you specify you only need HALF a container though. GB Liners for air freight were the best, about 500 GBP, we have two young children who need their clothes and toys. Good luck with your move.

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Hey Anyone from California who moved & can help us with shipping our furniture? we're just a couple moving to Dubai living in I bed room rented house. We're not too sure what to do about shifting out furniture or to keep/sell it here. please help

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Hey Anyone from California who moved & can help us with shipping our furniture? we're just a couple moving to Dubai living in I bed room rented house. We're not too sure what to do about shifting out furniture or to keep/sell it here. please help
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We' re also from the US (eastern part) considering a move to UAE and also would like to take some stuff (multisystems TVs , PS-3, X-box, Dual VCR/DVS multisystem etc.) with us ? Any advice you guys might have for us?

Thank you!!

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