Shipping to United Arab Emirates: The Definitive eCommerce Guide

This guide is designed to show you everything you need to know about setting up your shipping strategy in United Arab Emirates. Unlock your growth, by utilizing our tools and expertise, in serving millions of shipments to United Arab Emirates and beyond.

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United Arab Emirates eCommerce Facts & Figures

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Shipping Rates & Couriers to United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates Shipping Tips & Information

Get helpful United Arab Emirates shipping tips & information. Find out about public holidays and non-working days before you ship.

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Top courier services when shipping to United Arab Emirates include, USPS First Class International, Hong Kong Post - AirMailTracking & DHL - Express Worldwide.

When shipping to United Arab Emirates, ensure you pack shipments securely. See our guide .

Popular eCommerce platforms in United Arab Emirates are Amazon , eBay & Shopify .

Payment methods used by United Arab Emirates are Debit card & credit card

Consumers generally don't expect free shipping in United Arab Emirates.

Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.

Public holidays are also considered as non-working days. Please refer to the country's official Public Holiday page for specific holiday dates.

United Arab Emirates Import Tax & Custom Fees

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value. The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.

United Arab Emirates calculates using the CIF method, which means the import duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as shipping costs. Click here to learn how to calculate customs charges or use our calculator to see fees.

Duties & Tax Details For United Arab Emirates

Currency: United Arab Emirates dirham (AED)

Calculation Method: CIF

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products and shipping costs

Tax Threshold: 1000 AED

Tax (VAT/GST): 0%

Duty Threshold: 1000 AED

Import Duty Product Categories

Shipment items in an order will have relevant duties charged at this rate


0 %


0 %


0 %


0 %


5 %

Accessories (Battery)

5 %

Health & Beauty

20 %


5 %


5 %


5 %

Pets Accessories

5 %

Dry Food & Supplements

5 %

Home Appliances

5 %

Home Gardening

5 %


5 %


5 %


5 %

Audio Video

5 %


0 %


5 %

Books & Collectibles

5 %

We try our best to keep this information as accurate as possible, but this information is liable to change at any time.

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Shipping Documents

Shipping Documentation to United Arab Emirates

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.

Commercial Invoice

Battery Statement

Tax Documents & Shipping labels

United Arab Emirates Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

Confused on United Arab Emirates customs and regulations? Before shipping to United Arab Emirates (or any country), it's important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Get shipping regulations for United Arab Emirates and other countries at Easyship.

Prohibited Items

  • Alcohol

  • Animals

  • Chemicals

  • Currency

  • Drugs

  • Explosives

  • Firearms

  • Fresh Food

  • Plants

  • Seeds

  • Tobacco

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

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