Moving a Car from Dubai to Doha

By habibmill

Hi All,

I've been struggling to get clear info on the process / procedure on transporting a car from Dubai to Doha. I have a 4by4 late 2007 model which has Dubai plates till end July and Insurance till 16th August. I’m looking to start my new job in Doha on the 5th of August. Can someone advise me the best means of transporting the vehicle to Doha from Dubai, and the relevant procedure. I would like to have the car in Doha by the time I start work on the 5th.

If I was to ship it, any good logistics company in Dubai to use? what are the freight charges approximately, and are there any customs / import duties to pay in Doha if one ships the vehicle?

If I am to drive the vehicle to Doha, is it worthwhile? what paper work does one require? and is it an easy process i.e. getting through Saudi customs etc, also I am told there is an import duty of 5 % in Qatar? is this the case? some others say there are ways of avoiding paying this import duty?

many thanks and await your replies

Ratings calculated automatically using technology developed at QCRI and MIT.

Click here to learn more.

By anasachu786• 3 years 8 months ago.

Hi Ajmani I am also want to transfer my car to doha from abudhabi. So I would like to talk to you. Could you please give your number my email id is

By ABUSHAGRA• 6 years 3 months ago.

how much you paid for aramex?

By jamsie• 7 years 4 weeks ago.

Hi ajmani,

Just wanted to ask about ur comments on moving a car from dubai to Doha. Can I ask how much aramex charged and how long it took. We have 2 cars an FJ Cruiser and a Ford Edge. Thanks

By ajmani• 7 years 1 month ago.

If i remember correctly, i paid close to 7k for the movement of the car.

By duncheski• 7 years 1 month ago.

Hi everyone,

I'm living in doha but want to purchase a car in dubai and ship it over - anyone give advice on logistics of doing this and the cost of importing? Cheers,

By minhajmir• 7 years 1 month ago.


im planning to purchase a car from dubai 2008 model.

can u give me the contact no. for the aramex and an approximation of how much it costed and also if it is posible to drive it back (what are the procedures involved paper work etc)

thanks in advance

By Black buller• 7 years 7 months ago.
Black buller


By anonymous• 7 years 8 months ago.

Hi Ajmani,

can you please share the costs that were involved in moving your car from UAE to Qatar?


By yrk4u2u• 7 years 11 months ago.


looking for help...

I am planning to shift to Doha from Dubai and have a car which is 2003 model(recently renewed and its valid for another 11months with full insurance) and all loans were cleared. please can some one guide me the process involved for exporting a car from Dubai to Doha.

Appreciate if you can provide / share the required info with me

Thanks & Best Regards

By zainmx• 8 years 3 weeks ago.

Hi, I am planning to shift to Doha from Dubai and have 4X4 2007 Model Car. Appreciate if you can provide the contact details in aramex who helped you and also the procedure. Thanks

By beatrepeat• 8 years 4 months ago.

I was going to be in Dubai for a conference in March and was thinking that I might purchase a good second hand car there and bring it over to Doha. I was looking into cars upto 4 years old max, ideally something around two year old.

Do you guys think it would be worth buying a second hand car from Dubai and driving it back to Doha? What would it cost overall when you include all the duties, licenses, insurances etc?

By aamiryes• 8 years 4 months ago.

Thanks for the useful info, it would be great if you can provide the charges you paid to Aramex for the movement and the contact person in your touch

By anonymous• 8 years 7 months ago.

Ajmani, pls see your inbox... send you a PM regarding the subject in question.

By ajmani• 8 years 7 months ago.

Apologise for the delay in replying. I was spending more time with Qatar people, than on the QL site :-). If you still require any info, then please leave a message and i will revert back at the earliest.

By xida2001• 8 years 10 months ago.

I also have neither. Can you please guide me what to do??

By micu_ale• 8 years 10 months ago.

RP=Residency Permit

NOC=No Objection Certificate


Never say never

By xida2001• 8 years 10 months ago.

What means "RP" and "NOC" ? How much did Aramex charge you?

And yes, would be great to have further info.

By ajmani• 8 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 5/5

Hi, I have recently moved my 4x4 from Dubai to Doha, and the process was relatively simple. I chose aramex to move my car. Their charges were reasonable (transported by road) and paid transit insurance on top of it. Now, when the car reaches the border, you will have to provide NOC from the company as well. If you have your RP, then provide RP, NOC from the company and the car can be registered at the border itself. As for me, I dint have the RP or NOC, still the car was delivered at my door step. if you need further info, you can send me a msg and i can guide you.

By Qatar Hokie• 8 years 10 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Qatar Hokie

You'll need to de-register the car at RTA and get export plates. There are plenty of shippers to get your car to Doha from Dubai. GAC, or Crown are two of the larger (and more expensive) firms. You can sea freight or get it brought in via truck overland, others have driven their cars from Dubai, but that requires a transit visa through Saudi. If the car is a GCC car, no duties are required, but you will need the proper paperwork from the original selling dealer showing duties were previosly paid. If you do a search, there are a number of threads on this topic. One of the shipping companies can talk you through the whole process and provide door to door service.

Log in or register to post comments