My Car Import are UK’s leading car importer from Dubai to the UK. Our expert team are on hand to deal with every type of vehicle, from supermini to supercar and with every element of the process, ensuring safe transit and a professional service in the UK.
My Car Import have a wealth of knowledge when it comes too importing cars from Dubai. Having an established contact base in Dubai allows us to effectively manage your import from the moment it leaves Dubai until it becomes a road-registered car here in the UK.
We have carefully selected car shipping specialists operating out of Dubai to handle our client’s cars. Our agents will guide you on the process of applying for export plates with the RTA and then receive the car at the loading warehouse. Our rates are for a shared container where we make a load with one other car destined for the UK. Our first priority is to ensure the security of your vehicle in transit but also we want to get your car shipped as quickly as possible to ensure the shortest times in the industry of getting you driving again in the UK. The other great advantage is the price as our rates are lower than even roll on roll off vessels but get to the UK in approximately 30 days rather than longer sailings for roll on roll of vessels.
Our contacts in Dubai will load your vehicle into a container prior to shipping to ensure its safety. It is insured for transit and a delivery inspection report is taken upon UK arrival. You can enjoy full peace of mind knowing that damage is covered up to the value of a total vehicle loss.
We will collect your vehicle from Dubai and deliver it to the port.
We will assist with the process of exporting your vehicle from Dubai.
Your vehicle is loaded onto the next available shipping container ready to set sail.
On arrival in the United Kingdom, the vehicle will be cleared through customs and the NOVA entry completed on your behalf.
We will deliver your car to our premises in Castle Donington ready to be modified and registered on your behalf.
With decades of experience importing vehicles into the United Kingdom, we want to assist in any way possible. Importing a car from Dubai should be hassle-free.
When importing a car from Dubai to the UK there are a number of tax and duty import liabilities when clearing customs in the UK:
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Once customs cleared we unload the car from the container and arrange a vehicle transporter to collect the car and deliver it to our testing facility. Cars under 10 years old from Dubai will need an IVA test in order to be registered in the UK. We pre apply for your IVA test before the car arrives in the UK so on arrival our technical team do a pre test inspection and commence the preparation work required for the car to meet UK compliance rules. We are in the fortunate position of being the only company in the UK to own a privately run Government approved IVA testing facility which means we can normally test your vehicle within a week of arrival on site. Government run testing centres have had 12 weeks lead times for the majority of the past calendar year so it is a massive time save in getting your car legal to drive again in the UK.
We then MOT test the car which checks the general road fitness of the car and once passed we submit a postal registration application to our dedicated account manager at the DVLA who process the paperwork we submit and then issue us with your new UK registration number. Your plates are then made and fitted and your car can be collected or we can quote for onward delivery to your UK address. At this point you are required to arrange insurance prior to driving and the process is complete.
The price to import your vehicle from Dubai into the United Kingdom will greatly vary on your unique circumstances. At My Car Import we try to keep the cost of importing your vehicle as low as possible by managing the entire process ourselves.
We’ve imported hundreds of cars from Dubai and can assure you that we do our best to ensure a competitive price to import your vehicle. With decades of experience our logistics partners can offer a streamlined export of your vehicle and with many other vehicles leaving Dubai frequently – reduced shipping costs through shared containers can be offered.
To get a better idea of how much your vehicle could cost to import into the United Kingdom from Dubai – don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We offer the complete Dubai vehicle import service
Customs paperwork, import duties and taxes all dealt with.
Fully insured transportation to our premises.
Essential for your car to be UK road registered.
Your vehicle delivered to where it needs to be.
We get a large number of requests from customers wanting to import their motorbikes from this region and we are more than happy to help. A few of the notable imports are superbikes like Ducatti’s but also truly priceless classics.
If you require any guidance on the shipping process for a motorbike or would like to ship your motorbike from Dubai in a crate then please inform us.
In the UAE it is required that a vehicle has an export certificate before leaving. This is a process undertaken by the Road & Transport Authority (RTA). We can assist with both privately owned cars and trade vehicles.
Export plates can be purchased for an additional fee and are used to drive the vehicle around if needs be within the UAE whilst the shipping is booked.
This process is essentially unregistering the vehicle within the UAE. It also ensures that no vehicle with outstanding finance or fines leaves the country.
Vehicles that are being exported from Dubai are shipped from Jebel Ali. It’s the largest port in the Middle East and one of the biggest in the world. connecting multiple regions via air, sea, and land.
The Jebel Ali Port has been voted as the best seaport in the Middle East many times over and will most likely to continue to be the best in the Middle East. So don’t worry – your vehicle from Dubai is in the safest of hands.
Depending on the time your vehicle arrives we aim to get the modifications completed in line with the booking date of your IVA test date unless the vehicle is ten years or older.
We can schedule IVA tests faster than anyone else in the United Kingdom so your car will be registered faster than anyone else if the vehicle is newer than ten years old.
And in the very unlikely case, your vehicle fails an IVA test we can reschedule it faster than anyone else.
Other ‘IVA’ Conversion specialists have to conform by the timeframes outlined by the Government. As car enthusiasts ourselves we understand waiting weeks upon weeks for a test slot isn’t exactly ideal.
We have worked with so many vehicles that originated from Dubai – but the most popular things are usually SUV’s and Supercars. Although quite often a modest hatchback finds its way into the UK from Dubai.
We understand that a large majority of the vehicles from Dubai might be substantially more than other regions. If you would like enclosed transport please do mention it at the time of quotation, although the chances are we’ll suggest it for those priceless vehicles.
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What our clients say
My Car Import has successfully performed thousands of vehicle imports from start to finish. Wherever your vehicle is in the world, we will be able to handle every step of your import and registration process. We have a worldwide network of agents on every continent to give us up to date local knowledge and confidence wherever your vehicle is located.
We are the only car importer in the UK to have made a considerable investment in a DVSA approved testing facility for our site. This means DVSA inspectors use our onsite testing lane to issue individual type approvals to our client’s vehicles. With our worldwide presence and ongoing commitment to all aspects of UK compliance, we are the market leaders in our field.
My Car Import has successfully performed registrations for thousands of imported vehicles. Wherever your vehicle is in the world, we will be able to handle every step of your import and registration process.
With our worldwide presence and ongoing commitment to all aspects of UK compliance, we are the market leaders in our field. Whether you are personally importing your vehicle, commercially importing multiple vehicles, or trying to gain low volume type approvals for vehicles you are manufacturing, we have the knowledge and facilities to meet all of your requirements.
Don't hesitate to fill out our quote request form so that we can provide a quotation for the importation of your vehicle to the United Kingdom.