It is worth remembering that Abu Dhabi is the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates which is located on an island, on the Persian Gulf. Thanks to the proximity of the sea shipping a car from overseas is relatively easy and not too expensive.
Abu Dhabi is a centre of business, industrial, political and commercial activities as well as one of the richest cities in the world so no wonder why a great number of people from other countries decide to move here, either for a shorter or longer period of time, in order to do business, get a new, well-paid job or just enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life.
If you want to ship your car, lorry, van or even bus to Abu Dhabi, you may choose between a RORO method and a container method. The former is cheaper while the latter seems to be more secure. Your choice, obviously, How to transport a car to Abu Dhabi will depend on the condition of the vehicle, its size, value and your preferences. Besides, you may decide on a port-to-port service or door-to-port service. In other words, you do not have to travel to a specific harbor in the country of origin.
In order to transport a vehicle to UAE one must possess a valid visa. Among the necessary documents there are registration documents from origin, copy of purchase invoice, title or deed, certificate of origin, copy of your passport, proof of ownership and residence permit.
It is crucial to remember that duty is applicable in case of each motor vehicle. Moreover, one may not ship a car with tinted glass. As far as restrictions are concerned, you are also not allowed to import more than one vehicle per year if you do not possess a commercial register for cars sale.
When you are planning to ship your car to Abu Dhabi, check if the vehicle complies with the specifications of the UAE, pay customs duties, submit all the necessary documents. If everything is all right, you will receive a certificate of registration that should be addressed to Traffic & Licensing Department.
Obviously, to import a vehicle to Abu Dhabi, you must possess a valid residence permit in the UAE.