Shipping from China to UAE 2024: Everything You Need to Know

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China to UAE Shipping

If you are looking to import goods from China to UAE, it is important that you understand the process and what is involved. There are a few things that you need to take into consideration when shipping freight from China to UAE, such as customs rules and regulations, as well as the cost of shipping. In this blog post, we will provide you with all the information you need to know about shipping from China to UAE.

Dubai is a central business hub between Asia-Pacific Europe in the region which helps support the development of the UAE as a global trade and economic center of the region. But if you haven’t heard of the option of shipping goods from the Far East into the Middle East in the past because of high costs or custom issues then you should get assistance. Our objective is to make importing products and services to UAE from China easier and more convenient.

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Trade relations between China and the UAE

The total volume of trade between the two countries was $53.46 billion in 2016, according to data from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. This figure is expected to rise in the coming years as the two countries continue to strengthen their economic ties.

Compared with the US, Chinese exports in the UAE have grown by 4.3% to $29.66 billion in the past year. China’s domestic investments have exceeded $62 billion by 2017, a report released last week by the UAE. There are about 6,000 Chinese businesses in Dubai. Imported product is equipment, food, chemicals and transport equipment.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the leading commercial partners of China in the Middle East. The main exports from the UAE to China are oil and gas, while the main imports from China include machinery, equipment, and electrical appliances.

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One-stop cargo shipping options from China to UAE

We offer very competitive ocean freight for FCL and LCL shipment from China to any seaport in UAE



Air freight from china to dubai


Air cargo is a fast and easy way to ship products across a country. Chinese major airports are in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, while Dubai, Abu DhabiSharjah and Jebel Ali are popular international airports.

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Courier to dubai

For courier services, such as DHL dubai, UPS, Fedex dubai, TNT .

the carrier will base the rate on the greater of the gross weight and the volumetric weight, which is calculated as follows: Conventional Air Freight : 1 m³ = 167 Kgs Express Air Freight : 1 m³ = 200 kgs

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China door to door shipping

we provide door to door service from china to UAE. We offer competitive rates and an efficient, timely service that guarantees your items will be delivered safely and securely at any time and economically.

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We provide door-to-door delivery and provide service that delivers to Amazon’s FBA warehouses and business locations. Typical delivery time for air shipping is 8-15 days, sea shipping is 40-50days

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Collect service

we can collect orders from any cities of china to UAE. we also can place order for you from taobao, 1688 ,we collect all orders, take photo for your checking, then combine to package ,then arrange for 1 shipments to save shipping cost from china to dubai UAE

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Table of Contents

Honourocean Shipping make sure below service :

  • The most convenience and speed shipping route from China to UAE
  • Compliance with import/export regulations at each port of call
  • A service that has built strong relationships with the logistics team every step of the way
  • Update status for each shipment process
  • The professional operation team ensure smooth processes and customers worry-free 

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Shipping from china to uae

The most common way to ship freight from China to the UAE is by sea. This is because it is the most cost-effective option.


Sea freight prices are constantly rising as aviation prices increase. It does not just ship; the container sizes and the ports vary equally. The cost of an FCL ship is evidently dependent on the destination both in distance and freight volume. Below are some 20″ and 40″ price samples for different destinations from China to UAE.


For general ocean freight, we have two types of service FLC: FCL, full container load, which entails the load on a fully loaded vessel. You have one basic rule. lcl shipping mean less than full container

china shipping line dubai :ours cooperate shipping company: COSCO, HMM, Maersk, OOCL,CMA and so on.


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Major ports of the UAE

The seaports of Dubai are international and regional hubs and are vital for accelerating economic growth and promoting economic diversification. Honourocean offers sea shipping services from all China maritime ports to major Emirates maritime ports like Jebel Ali (AEJA), Sharjah Port , and Ajman .

Sea freight rates from China to the UAE

The shipping cost from China to UAE can vary depending on the type of shipping carrier you choose, the weight and size of your cargo, and the destination. However, in general, the cost of ocean shipping is cheaper than air freight .[update:23rd-Jan,2024]

LCL freight about 15-30USD/CBM; full container freight about 1200-1700USD for 20GP; 2000-2500USD for 40GP.

Abu Dhabi$15/CBM$15/CBM$10/CBM$20/CBMUSD1675USD2500

Sea freight transit times from China to UAE

Generally, sea shipping is a preferred transportation mode for international transports of over 200 kilograms. And the first reason is that sending shipments to ship is cost-effective. But perhaps customers using the ocean freight may save time but remember that transits are shorter than sea freight from China to Dubai and that the shipping length is greater than the air cargo route. The tables show average transportation times between China and the UAE.

ETDETATransmit time(days)
ShanghaiAbu Dhabi11
ShenzhenAbu Dhabi10
QingdaoAbu Dhabi12

Air freight rates from China to the UAE

air freight shipping prices are changing, and so we don’t have a fixed price here, but to be reference, we have a median price at a major airport. Honourocean is an aviation service provider for air cargo service between China and UAE and will always update the carrier’s status. Still, we can guarantee that we will always be able to offer the most efficient shipping solution at competitive prices.

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The major airport of the UAE

Honourocean can ship your shipment within 24 hours on international flights between China and major airports in Abu Dhabi. We have many air cargo ships that travel to these important airports: Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

Express shipping from China to UAE

There is a lot of information on Google about Express businesses like UPS, DHL, TNT, and ARAMEX. Honourocean can arrange by discount as we have an agent account.

So it’s cheaper much than yourself arrange by courier dubai.

Express freight per KG Door to Door

Express shipping rates are not fixed and can vary based on the type of cargo, its weight, and volume. Typically, rates fluctuate between $3-8 per kg of goods. For the most accurate and up-to-date pricing, refer to our Express freight rates dated Jan 2024. However, always contact us for a definitive quote tailored to your specific shipping needs before proceeding.

 Carrier WeightPrice (USD) WeightPrice (USD) WeightPrice (USD)
FedEx≥21kgs 7≥69kgs4.9≥100kgs3.6
 UPS≥21kgs 6.9≥69kgs5.1≥100kgs4.3
 DHL≥21kgs 7.9≥69kgs6.5≥100kgs6.2

Customs process in UAE

UAE Customs has the best efficiency in its customs procedures. If you wish to import Chinese products into UAE then you should know the UAE customs procedure.

The first thing you should do is to get a customs code for your product. You can use this code to calculate the customs duty and taxes levied on your shipment. The second thing is to find out the value of your goods. This can be done by using the CIF (cost, insurance, and freight) or FOB (free on board) method. The CIF method includes the cost of shipping your goods from China to the UAE, while the FOB method does not.

You will need to pay customs duty and VAT on your shipment when it arrives in UAE. Customs duty is a tax levied on imported goods, while VAT is a tax that is levied on the sale of goods and services. The amount of customs duty and VAT that you will need to pay will depend on the value of your shipment.

If you are shipping commercial goods from China to UAE, you will also need to obtain an import license from the UAE Ministry of Economy. This license can be obtained from the ministry’s website.

Once you have obtained an import license, you must submit a declaration to UAE Customs. This declaration must include the following information:

– The value of your goods

– The HS code of your goods

– The country of origin of your goods

– The quantity and type of your goods

– The name and address of the manufacturer of your goods

– The name and address of the importer of your goods

– The name and address of the exporter of your goods

– The name and address of the carrier of your goods

– The port of entry into the UAE

– The date on which your goods will be imported into UAE

After submitting your declaration, UAE Customs will issue a permit for your goods. This permit must be presented to the carrier of your goods when they arrive in UAE.

UAE customs regulations require that all shipments be cleared within 48 hours of arrival. If you are shipping commercial goods, you will need to provide a certificate of origin and a bill of lading when you submit your declaration. These documents can be obtained from your supplier in China.

If you are shipping personal goods from China to UAE, you will need to provide a passport and a visa when you submit your declaration. You will also need to pay a customs duty of AED 500 on your shipment.

It is important to note that UAE customs regulations require that all shipments be cleared within 48 hours of arrival. If you are shipping commercial goods, you will need to provide a certificate of origin and a bill of lading when you submit your declaration. These documents can be obtained from your supplier in China.


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Customs clearance is the process of getting your shipment through customs so that it can be delivered to its final destination. To do this, you’ll need to provide certain documents, including:

– A commercial invoice

– A packing list

A bill of lading (if shipping by sea) or an air waybill (if shipping by air)

– A certificate of origin

The commercial invoice is the most important document for customs clearance. It’s a document that lists the products being shipped, their value, and other important information like the HS code. The HS code is a harmonized system code that’s used to classify and track international shipments. You can find the HS code for your products on the website of the World Customs Organization.

The packing list is a document that lists all of the items in your shipment, their dimensions, and their weight. This is a helpful document for customs officials to have because it helps them verify the contents of your shipment.

The bill of lading (B/L) is a document that’s used when shipping by sea. It acts as a contract between the shipper and the carrier, and it lists the products being shipped, their destination, and other important information. The B/L also serves as a receipt for the goods once they’ve been loaded onto the vessel.

The air waybill (AWB) is similar to the bill of lading, but it’s used when shipping by air. It lists the products being shipped, their destination, and other important information. The AWB also serves as a receipt for the goods once they’ve been loaded onto the aircraft.

The certificate of origin is a document that certifies that your products were made in China. This document is required for certain products that are subject to preferential tariff treatment. You can apply for a certificate of origin through the chamber of commerce in the city where your products were manufactured.

Other documents may be required depending on the type of goods being imported. These could include a sanitary and phytosanitary certificate for food products, a license for controlled goods, or an import permit.

That’s it! Now you know everything you need to know about shipping from China to UAE. We hope this guide was helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to contact with Honourocean.

Main Customs offices in UAE

When you need to import goods from China you should use one of these major customs clearance services. Honourocean is ready to offer Customs clearance services to all customers preparing to export goods from China to UAE.

Prohibited & restricted items in the UAE (United Arab Emirates)

Before importing any Chinese goods into the UAE it’s important to confirm your products don’t have any restrictions on importation into the UAE. In the following case, it is recommended to speak with an Honourocean team to see if your goods have not been approved. Some merchandise, including animal products, medicines and weapons, cannot be imported or exported after receiving the necessary permits

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Taxes and duties in the UAE

The biggest question most customers always ask when customs clearance in UAE is custom fee-fees. We aim to offer basic advice regarding taxes and duties in emirates, customs, and services. Normally shipment values above 1000 are billed without taxes in exchange for the goods. Gifts that travel in the UAE without a value above AED 3000 are also subject to free duty and tax from customs. If you are importing goods you should consider this item.

Speed and timely delivery of cargo to the U.A.E. from China

For your cargo delivery, airfreight is a convenient means. Naturally, it’s gonna depend on your shipment. Depending on the product sizes we sometimes choose the ocean. We guarantee it is achievable by using Bansar products in the quickest time.

Tell me the Door to Door delivery service?

Honourocean DDP service which will take all shipping and customs work from a customer’s destination country into a delivery center. Sometimes the customer cannot supply the needed permits for our export or custom clearance procedure – this is very complex. Hence, Honourocean offers a Door to Door delivery for this customer. We offer air or sea shipments to Dubai and the Emirates, and door-to-door services. The DDP transport service covers every step necessary for the shipment from the source.


Door to Door shipping by Air from China to UAE

Honourocean offers an exclusive door to door service to UAE every year for customers wanting import from china to UAE. In door to door air shipping we do everything to the customer with an agreed price. If you tell us the client wants to send 100 kg of fabrics to Dubai, then we will give him an estimated cost of about US$5.5. These rates include air cargo + smuggling charges to Dubai + delivery from the UAE. Nevertheless, please keep an eye on air cargo shipments between China and UAE. 

Air DDP min order only 0.5kg

Door to door cargo dubai by sea

As freight forwarding agents ,we help you at every step of the shipping process.

Here are some key considerations for arranging door-to-door sea freight shipping from China to Dubai:

  • Transit time is around 20-25 days from main Chinese ports like Shanghai, Ningbo, and Shenzhen to Jebel Ali port.
  • Honour ocean handle all documentation, customs clearance, booking space with shipping lines, and arranging haulage at both ends.
  • Shipping lines like CMA CGM, Cosco, Evergreen provide direct services between China and Jebel Ali port.
  • Honour Ocean will coordinate the pickup of the cargo from the shipper’s location in China and deliver it to Jebel Ali port.
  • Cargo is loaded into a full container load (FCL) or less container load (LCL) depending on volume.
  • Once the shipment arrives at Jebel Ali port, Honour ocean arranges customs clearance and delivery to the consignee’s location.
  • Door-to-door rates are more expensive than port-to-port but include haulage and customs clearance.
  • Proper packaging is required to protect the cargo from damage over the duration.
  • Insurance should be obtained in case of any loss or damage.

Sea DDP min order : 1 cbm


How long does it take to ship from China to UAE?

now we have shown the transit times required from China to reach the UAE :

If ship by seaport to port, transport is 10-15days ,mean It takes about two weeks to ship from China to UAE.

ship by the airport to the port, it’s about 2-5days; if ship by express door to door, it’s about 3-5days; if ship by air DDP, it’s about 10-15days; if ship by sea DDP, it’s about 40-45days.


Can I order from China to UAE?

Yes, you can order from China to UAE. You can use the services of Honourocean to import products from China into UAE.

How can I import from China to UAE?

To import products from China into UAE, you can use the services of Honourocean. Honourocean is a leader in Chinese shipping and offers Customs clearance services to all customers preparing to export goods from China to UAE.

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shipping process

  • Step 1: check freight base customer reqeust (1-2 hours):Via some basic information: product name, weight, the volume we send quotation confirm ship way

  • Step 2: Consolidation(1-3days):Honourocean contact supply sends the goods to our warehouse or we pick up the goods for you.

  • Step 3: Shipping by air or sea:We will arrange for your goods sent to your country(the point port or door to door).

  • Step 4: Tracking: When your goods have been sent, we will send you the tracking number, you can check the status anytime.

  • Step 5: Arrival:We will make an appointment to arrange to pick up your goods.Customer will pick up with BL

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