International movers

International moves to the United Arab Emirates


Intlmovers is an easy option for obtaining a number of quotes from international movers for families and businesses who are moving from South Africa. For arranging freight shipping for moves to the United Arab Emirates, you can make contact with up to six international movers in a single request. This will not only save you time, but can save you money too!

International moving companies in South Africa
The United Arab Emirates has a large expat community, and moving companies in South Africa help thousands of people annually make the move to this amazing country. If you want to compare your options and request free quotes for your move, Intlmovers partners with international movers in South Africa who can help you with shipping and moving, as well as other related transport services such as packing and storage.

Shipping and moving from South Africa
Using the free online quotation comparison service of Intlmovers is simple. Just select where you are moving from and to using the drop down menu below, complete the basic request form with a few details about your moving needs, and you’ll be contacted directly by up to six international moving companies to arrange your customised quote for your move to the United Arab Emirates.

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How it works

  1. Select where you are moving from and to, and click on ‘Find moving companies’.
  2. Review the listed international movers and click on ‘Request quotation’.
  3. Complete the simple online moving request form, and click on ‘Send’.

The movers will contact you directly with quotes for your international move from South Africa.

Why you should use Intlmovers for your international move

  • The movers have years of experience with international moves from South Africa.
  • You can avoid the stress and let the movers handle the hard work.
  • The international movers have global contacts that can make your move cheaper.

Benefits of using Intlmovers

  • Saves time and money!
  • 100% obligation free
  • Receive customised quotes directly
  • Compare easily in just a few simple steps

Moving from South Africa to the United Arab Emirates

The UAE or United Arab Emirates (دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎) is a federation of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. These are like principalities which are each separately governed by a hereditary emir, but with a single national president.

The United Arab Emirates is an Arabic speaking country situated on the Arabian Peninsula. It is approximately 78,000 square kilometres, with a population of close to five million people. The capital city is Abu Dhabi, but the largest city is Dubai with nearly two million people. The United Arab Emirates has a large expat community with more than 40% coming from south Asia, 10% from other Asian countries and nearly 10% from Africa, Europe and Australia.

The country has a highly developed economy. It has a high concentration of oil reserves and petroleum and gas exports play a major role in the national economy, and more than 85% of the United Arab Emirate’s exports was based around natural resources.

Visa requirements for the United Arab Emirates
Most people travelling to United Arab Emirates require a visa, with the exception of citizens of the GCC nations (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia) who do not. South Africans travelling to the United Arab Emirates will need to arrange a visa prior to travel. In general, you need to have a sponsor for your visit (which can include a hotel or tour operator) and provide official confirmation of your accommodation and duration of your stay as part of the visa process. South Africans can apply directly for a visa without the need of a sponsor by contacting the Dubai Visa Processing Centre in Johannesburg.

For your reference, if you are travelling with a passport from any of the following countries, you do not need a to arrange a visa prior to arrival in the UAE as it will be issued to you free of charge upon arrival at the airport:

United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Monaco, Spain, Finland, Andorra, Vatican, Liechtenstein, Marino, New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Japan, Singapore, San Marino, South Korea, Malaysia and holders of Hong Kong SAR passports.

Note that the list of countries and visa types with their specific conditions and requirements are subject to change at any time. You should always check with your local embassy prior to embarking on any international travel.

Experience of our international relocation companies

The international movers who partner with Intlmovers have many years of professional experience with international shipping and moving of personal and business freight. The international moving companies in South Africa offer transport services which offer peace of mind, your goods will be well managed and handled during the collection, transit and delivery. Experience counts for a lot and can help you avoid a lot of stress for your international move to the UAE.

Obligation free quotes

Having received your quotes responses directly, it is then up to you to take some time and review the offers. Consider carefully the services that are included for the costs and make sure that you are getting the best value for your international moving budget. Should you feel that none of the responses you receive quite meet your expectations or needs, then you are under absolutely no obligation to accept any quotes that you receive via Intlmovers.

Reviews about this website

International moving choices
"Our move was handled professionally and efficiently. Nothing was too much to ask and the boys really went out of their way to help us. Great service!"
Reviewed by: J. Kruip Moved from South Africa to the United Arab Emirates
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Time saving for our international move
"There was no issues with our move at all. We found a good moving company who did the job well and we paid a very good price for their services."
Reviewed by: J. Leroy Moved from South Africa to the United Arab Emirates
Rating: 9/10

Aggregate score
Intlmovers has an aggregate score of 7.6 out of 10 based 93 reviews via Trustpilot.