Freight Forwarder Services between Dubai and the UK

Shipping to Dubai, UAE

Freight forwarder Mercator handles various types of export cargo from the UK to Dubai.  Our shipping services to Dubai cover all industries.  Thanks to our founding membership of a global freight forwarder network, we have two specialist freight agents based in Dubai/UAE who will take care of your shipment once it has arrived in Dubai.

UK manufactured goods, for example furniture and specialist machinery/engineering components are in demand in the export market to Dubai.  Mercator has the capacity to be able to handle various sized shipments to Dubai including less than container load (LCL), palletised and full 20’ and 40’ containers.  Our freight forwarder services also covers air freight to Dubai (for more urgent, high worth or delicate shipments).

There are several departures per week from the major UK ports to Dubai, including London Gateway (calling at Jebel Ali), Southampton and Felixstowe (both calling at Abu Dhabi, UAE).  Sea freight to Dubai generally takes three weeks from departure in the UK to arrival in Dubai/UAE.

Mercator offers commercial clients an efficient and personal service when it comes to shipping to Dubai.  Your shipment will be assigned to one of our export team who will take time to understand the needs of the shipment and will arrange the whole shipping process for you.  No more need to worry about whether you have all the documents required for UK export and for when your shipment arrives in Dubai – we’ve got it covered for you.

We know that exporting can be stressful, especially if you haven’t done it before or if you are not overly familiar with the process.  That’s why it’s a great idea to appoint an experienced freight forwarder who will be able to take all that stress away from you and handle your shipping to Dubai without any problems.  This not only makes good peace of mind sense, it also makes good business sense: we have been in the freight forwarding business for over 20 years, we arrange shipping to Dubai regularly and as such have good contacts with the carriers and overseas freight forwarder agents.  Appointing a freight forwarder can not only save you time and stress, it can also save you money.

So if you are looking for a freight forwarder to handle your exports to Dubai, look no further.  Mercator can assist you with all your shipments to Dubai.  Mercator is an independent freight forwarder, still managed and owned by the founding family.  We care about our business and so we care about yours too.  We think we’re different to the other global players, and whilst we still have the global reach of the bigger carriers, we also offer a service which is not just about numbers.

Importing Cars from Dubai, UAE

If you are looking for a freight forwarder to handle your car imports from Dubai, Mercator will be able to help.  We’re based in the UK and handle car imports from all around the world.

Mercator has handled car imports from Dubai for several years now, many supercars which have either had their own dedicated shipping container, been air freighted to the UK, or driven on and off a RORO (roll-on roll-off) vessel, and trucks.

Our freight forwarder agent in Dubai will be able to overview the loading of the car into the container, provide you with pictures of the lashing (in order to keep the car in one place in the container to minimise any damage that may otherwise occur during transit) and can even arrange for several cars to share a container – in order to decrease the freight costs.

Whether your car is a temporary import, due to a relocation or if you have sold it to a buyer in the UK, we can help you get the relevant documents together in order to ensure a smooth customs clearance once the car arrives in the UK.

Once your car from Dubai has arrived in the UK, Mercator will present the documentation to UK customs for clearance, make any payments to HMRC for VAT & Duty (if applicable) and then deliver your car to your door – or if you prefer you can collect directly from the UK port.

For all your Dubai shipping needs, please get in touch, we will be happy to provide you with a no obligation quote and answer any questions you might have either about exporting to Dubai or shipping cars from Dubai : +44 2392 756 575, or email


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