International Removals To The UAE

Burj Al Arab Hotel on the coastline of Dubai in the UAE

If you’re thinking of moving to the United Arab Emirates and can’t wait to go shopping, soak up the dramatic architecture, and wind down on the incredible beaches there, then you need an international removal company that you can trust. At Britannia Ryans, we have over 30 years experience of international removals and have helped many customers relocate to the UAE with our affordable, secure and efficient service.


We aim to lighten the load for you, so you can focus more on ensuring your property, job, and finances are in order for when you arrive in this exciting and prosperous region.


International shipping to the UAE from the UK

We offer groupage and air freight services to the UAE, so you are able to ship all or just a few of your belongings to your chosen Emirate destination. If you need a storage container, we always seal it with you present, so you know that all your items will remain in perfect condition. We can provide a full door to door service and our professional packers and movers can pack and unpack your items for you if you wish, and we can also ship your vehicles or pets overseas.


Free pre-move home survey and worldwide storage solutions

Before you embark on emigrating to the UAE, we recommend that one of our experienced surveyors visits you at your home to work out exactly what your move will entail. They will conduct a pre-move home survey and create a bespoke moving quote for you.


If you are planning to store some or all of your belongings permanently or temporarily, either in the UK or the UAE, we have safe and secure storage facilities available in both countries.


Removals insurance and money transfer services

As you are moving your most valuable personal possessions to the other side of the world, we highly recommend that you insure your items for the duration of the move. We can provide various insurance policies for you that are well-suited to international relocation.


Should you want to send money, we suggest you use a money transfer company such as Currencies Direct.


Information on relocating to the UAE

Now that you’ve decided you are moving to the UAE from the UK, you have probably already done a lot of research into the culture and customs of the Emiratis, but here is some useful information that is worth knowing about:


  • Although living in the UAE can sometimes be expensive, there is no income tax payable.

  • Around 10,000 expats emigrate from the UK to the UAE each year.

  • You can claim your UK pension in the UAE, but it will remain frozen at its current level.

  • Gaining a health care card will entitle you to cheaper medical treatment.

  • It is very hard to become an official UAE citizen, unless your father is one or you have been married to one for over ten years.

  • You will need to get a residence visa, work permit, and emirates id card.

  • Friday and Saturday are regarded as the weekend.


So, if you are ready to emigrate to the UAE and need a reliable long distance moving company, or if you have any questions about our international removals and storage services, please email us at or telephone us on 0208 803 5151.


Moving forward…

  • For a removals or storage quotation, please fill in the QuickQuote form to the right of this page.

  • Take a look at our helpful guides on moving abroad.

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