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Old 15th November 2011, 09:55 AM
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How long does it usually take for mail from the US to arrive to Dubai, via regular postal mail.

Been waiting for something for over a month.

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How long does it usually take for mail from the US to arrive to Dubai, via regular postal mail.

Been waiting for something for over a month.
I've had my mail take anywhere from 8 days to 1.5 months. It really depends. If it was a package, it might be "lost" in the mail system - especially if there is no mobile number on the package.

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I can't comment on US mail but from the UK I wouldn't even risk it unless couriered. Without a PO Box quoted you're pretty much unlikely to ever receive it and even then I've been told it's pretty much hit & miss. For such an advanced country it seems ridiculous that they can't even cope with something as basic as a postal service....

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or such an advanced country it seems ridiculous that they can't even cope with something as basic as a postal service....
What's your address here ?

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I'm assuming you're meaning the address of the person that posted the original thread rather than me!?.....

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I have a PO Box which they've sent the mail to from the US (also has my mobile number).

These are actually checks, not a big package or something. I didn't think that a city like Dubai would have issues with delivering mail on time. 1.5 months seems a lil over to me, even via regular mail

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I have a PO Box which they've sent the mail to from the US (also has my mobile number).

These are actually checks, not a big package or something. I didn't think that a city like Dubai would have issues with delivering mail on time. 1.5 months seems a lil over to me, even via regular mail
I would never send anything important through the regular postal service here - only through registered couriers like FedEx/Aramex/DHL/UPS. I'd follow up with the post office directly - they might have it sitting in back.

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Did you check your post box...

my p.o. box is only dubai but i receive half of the letters of some company in jebal ali, dubai....

if i am in good mood i take a pen and correct it, drop it in the wrong mail box....
if the mail comes back to me again 2-3 times... i through it away

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I'm assuming you're meaning the address of the person that posted the original thread rather than me!?.....
No, I meant yours.

Once you realize there are no street names, let alone building numbers, it suddenly becomes a lot easier to understand how a standard post service can NOT function properly in this country.

People usually realize that when asked for their exact address.

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Did you check your post box...

my p.o. box is only dubai but i receive half of the letters of some company in jebal ali, dubai....

if i am in good mood i take a pen and correct it, drop it in the wrong mail box....
if the mail comes back to me again 2-3 times... i through it away
I just checked today. Only thing I found was two letters that are not mine.... from the Electricity and Water Authority, to the person who used to use my P.O. Box number (mine is a new one and I'm still getting his mail)... but none of my checks.

I will wait a coupla more days. If nothing, gonna talk to the mail people.

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