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Moving to UAE

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Moving to UAE

Are you thinking about moving to Dubai, Qatar or Abu Dhabi, from Wirral, Chester or North Wales? Britannia Cestrian Removals & Storage have over 4 decades of experience in international removals and offer a wide range of services, making us a market leader for emigrating families.

Here at Britannia we understand the care that people have for their sentimental objects, be it an heirloom passed down through generations or a brand new motor vehicle. We treat every and all belongings with the utmost respect and attention, to ensure no damages are caused during the complicated move overseas. Here is a brief outline of the services we carry out on a regular basis, including some additional services you might be surprised to find that a removal company can provide.


Full 20 ft. or 40 ft. Container Shipment

There are 2 main container sizes, as mentioned above, however there is a 3rd size which is not used as often, this is a 40 ft. High Cube (H.C.). They are named as such due to the length of them, with the H.C. being slightly higher than the others, making the volume inside slightly larger. These consignments are used for sole use and will be used for larger consignments such as full house moves and vehicle transport.

When sending a sole use container, there are 2 main options with collection. We can either have the container delivered to your house, fully pack and export wrap your belongings in advance and then load the container. It will then be sent direct to port and the next time you see it will be in 5-6 weeks time, subject to customs clearance, when it arrives at your new home. Alternatively, we can collect your belongings and store them, until you are ready for it to be sent, at which point we will load the container at our warehouse.


Groupage Consignments

Should you only wish to send a few belongings, you can always use the generally more cost effective Groupage Consignment. This is a shared container service and usually much cheaper than using a full container, subject to the volume of your shipment. These generally take slightly longer than sole use containers however, with the average period between collection and delivery being 8-12 weeks.


Export Packing and Wrapping Service and Bar Code Labelling

All goods moving abroad are fully protected for the journey, using quality packing materials to ensure as little or no damage as possible during transit. Along with this, all of our packers have been thoroughly trained and no matter how awkward an item is, they are able to ensure the safety of it during shipping.

To ensure no items are lost on Groupage Consignments, each individual object (either a box or separate item) will have its own unique bar code and will be listed in an inventory, created by our trained members of staff.


When Your Goods Arrive in U.A.E.

Your goods will be subject to customs clearance upon arrival, which our agent in UAE will clear for you, however you will be required to be present in order for these to be cleared. Should there be any charges to clear customs, our agent will pay these on your behalf, with you to reimburse them prior to delivery of your belongings.

Please note, there are certain belongings, which are forbidden to import in to the U.A.E. See the UAE import guide.


Delivery and Unpacking Service

When your goods have been cleared and any potential customs charges cleared, our agent will deliver your goods and fully unpack onto any flat surface you require. You will have moved all of your required belongings overseas with very little stress or effort on your behalf, having them delivered in the same condition they left your home in.


Getting a Quotation

Every quotation Britannia provides are free of charge and hold no obligation, meaning you can explore all of your options and make sure you choose the right one for yourself, with no difficulty whatsoever. A surveyor will happily come to your property, assess your potential move and provide you with a comprehensive quotation, at a time convenient for you.


Additional Services

Britannia Cestrian have over 40 years experience with safely taking countless families to the beautiful country of South Africa. Over this time, they have endeavoured to assist with any necessity with regards to overseas removals, these include International Pet Transport and International Currency Transfers.


Further Details 

For further information, please see the video above, the downloadable brochure or contact the office on 01244 521 950 and arrange a FREE, NO OBLIGATION QUOTATION.

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Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns
08:50 09 Oct 20
I first used Britannia in 2011, very professional and competitive then and equally so now in 2020. Exceptional... inter-personal skills of "Movers" gained from many years insight into peoples lives, are much appreciated and I note being passed on to Apprentices. Britannia at its best during stressful times with Covid on more
Maxine Hough
Maxine Hough
16:07 08 Oct 20
We used Britannia Cestrian on 1st Sept for our house move from Chester. They were very professional and efficient from... start to finish. We were visited by them under strict covid rules in order to gain an understanding of our requirements and to provide a quote and were dealt with as human beings throughout the process. Delivery of packing materials was timely and when I ran out of packing paper (I packed myself due to covid restrictions) they were on the ball sending more out. We had a provisional date which kept moving but along the way they did their best to help us. Finally moving day arrived and the removers were just outstanding. I am so glad we got the professionals in. On arrival at our new property everything was left clean and tidy and not one item was damaged. Our clothes were even hung in the wardrobe. All in all a very positive experience during a very stressful time. Thank you all very much. Huge thumbs up from us. 👍read more
Ruth Maguire
Ruth Maguire
11:10 15 Mar 20
The 2 men who came on Tuesday 25th worked hard and efficiently all day but still left a fair mount of packing for the... following day. On the day of the move, Wednesday 26th, completion of the sale was finalised by 11am but we couldn't vacate the premises until 1pm due to the amount still to be packed. The addition of a 3rd man did little to help and in fact the quality of packing he did was hurried and not up to standard. Overall we would recommend more
Alan Fryer
Alan Fryer
16:10 18 Dec 19
We chose Britannia as they seemed the most professional of the three removal companies that we approached. They were... clearly experienced in moving long distances across the country. They did not disappoint. The removal men could not have been more helpful or considerate. Our new house does not have the easiest of access but they coped admirably. I would thoroughly recommend them - indeed we have done do to our nephew and his wife who are moving south more
Susannah Hill
Susannah Hill
11:26 20 Nov 19
I would highly recommend Britannia Cestrian. They have assisted me with various library moves over the last few years... within in Cheshire including Storyhouse and more recently in Flintshire. They are highly organised and handle the book stock and specialist items with real care. They are always helpful and professional and nothing is ever too much trouble. The company will help you plan your move to ensure that everything runs smoothly. A top class service and real value for money!read more
Shooting Star .
Shooting Star .
15:50 27 Sep 19
I have always received great service from this company. I have used them on several occasions, both for removals and... storage. They are always polite, friendly, helpful and professional. I have moved several times and the guys have always been punctual and very careful with my belongings. The storage side of the business is also great. The price for my container was very reasonable and it was stored in a clean, dry and secure environment. Whenever I have had cause to email the office, my mails have been answered quickly and politely at all times. I wouldn't use anyone else and highly recommend them. more
Peter Palmer
Peter Palmer
07:42 02 Aug 19
My wife and I were very happy with the service provided right from the first contact with the request for a quote to... the offer to collect the boxes and packing materials after we have finally moved into our new home. Special mention needs to be made for the driver who was loading and unloading during the hottest days of the year. He was courteous, considerate and friendly at all times. He and the team coped very well with the move into our fourth floor flat - they were careful not cause any marks to the recently refurbished entrance foyer for the block of more
Mike Reynolds
Mike Reynolds
09:21 27 Jul 19
Used Britannia for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Very happy all round, good contact with head office when... needed, lads were very cheerful and helpful. They really struggled with a wardrobe refusing to fit around staircase. eventually they stripped it down to smaller sections to complete the move. Would definitely recommend to any more
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