Prosperity and warmth seem to do wonders when it comes to convincing Brits to leave the Isles, and for some it will be surprising to learn that well more than a handful of people have left the UK for the Middle East. Spend an hour or two in Dubai and you’re likely to hear Cockney accents aplenty, but there are other places in that part of the world that are draws too. One of them is the United Arab Emirates, and its capital Abu Dhabi that is just a ways down the Red Sea Coast from Dubai.
Stereotypes are stereotypes, and there may have been a time long ago when these hot, arid, and sandy stretches of coastline actually were the lands of sultans with scimitarsand so on. But a lot changed over the course of the last century plus, and there are all sort of major metropoles in the Middle East that are bustling, multicultural cities just like other ones around the world.
It’s estimated that there are 200,000 British expats living in Abu Dhabi, and there wouldn’t be articles written on the best places to live in Abu Dhabi if there weren’t a lot of UK expats in the UAE. One thing that’s for sure is their love of football will be well accommodated in that part of the world, and unlike a lot of other places in the Middle East you can even get yourself a lager or three at a pub. You do need a government-issue permit to buy alcohol in the UAE, but it is doable.
Enough about that though. Brits in the UAE are going to want to ship from the UK to the UAE, and for UK to UAE with no shipping restrictions you’re going to be best served with a Reship membership and account. A virtual mailbox for UK to UAE shipping means that even if the seller in the UK doesn’t ship to UAE, you can still go ahead and proceed to checkout.
It used to be that by and large the only thing expats from any country who’ve relocated elsewhere around the globe would be receiving from ‘home’ would be care packages from Mom and Dad. Fast forward to the mid-1990s when the Internet wholly and completely changed everything. With online shopping expats of all stripes are getting what they want in their new countries of residence via online retailers, and from reseller resources like eBay and Amazon. Argos is a big player for UK folks too.
There are any number of other possibilities where Brits in the UAE might be ordering from the UK, and quite honestly it doesn’t much matter. We’ve covered buying on Amazon USA from the UK, but what about ordering on Amazon UK from the UAE? Geographical constraints and mammoth bodies of waters aren’t the problem they used to be, plus nowadays Reship and our international package forwarding service is ideal for shipping to the UAE from the UK. Sign up for an account and instantly you’ll have a UK virtual mailing address - plus one for the USA and Canada too.
But let’s focus on the UK to the UAE with no shipping restrictions. It may well be that you find yourself in the ‘seller doesn’t ship to me’ pickle when ordering from the UK to Abu Dhabi or elsewhere in the UAE. With a virtual mailbox at Reship you get around international shipping restrictions automatically. Here’s how.
If your seller doesn’t ship outside the UK, you may want to send a follow-up email asking them if they’ve ever been to Milton Keynes. It’s not much more than a stone’s throw from London, so it’s quite likely they have. We’re kidding of course – don’t send any email, and don’t do anything more than proceed to checkout before entering the address of our Reship UK warehouse as your domestic UK mailing address. This is how international package forwarding is done best.
We know you’re not there, you know you’re not there – but no one else needs to know and it’s of no matter anyways. You need UK to UAE shipping and to get past international shipping restrictions, and when you enter our Blakelands, MK address that’ll satisfy your seller just fine. The way our international parcel forwarding service works is that your order comes to our warehouse, and then we take care of the rest.
In that case it’s getting shipping from the UK to UAE when the seller doesn’t ship. We work with couriers that do ship, and they’re happy to have us making all the arrangements to keep them busy. And the best part is that we’ve also laid all the groundwork so that you get the best prices on international package forwarding. Whether you truly need it or even just want it, or even if you’re just helping out a fellow Limey expat like yourself – A Reship virtual mailbox makes a whole lot of sense with shipping for online shopping in the UK from the UAE.