Example Shipping Inventory

If you are emigrating to the UAE and need to provide a shipping inventory to your relocation company, check out our example.

Hopefully it will help you create your own list more efficiently.

For more information on relocating to Abu Dhabi, such as documentation required or packing checklists check out Shipping and Freight.



Most Shipping Companies will offer you a template inventory to work through, that helps you indentify all your personal belongings.

You will then be required to give each item a replacement value in US dollars (which you can simply convert from your local currency amount).

Below is an example of a shipping inventory including estimated value amounts for the personal items. Naturally every home is differnent....but it should give you an idea of where to begin.


Shipping Inventory Checklist


item description (£) value  $USvalue
1.59
Kitchen
Oven trays and baking gear 100 159
Glass crockery 50 79.5
coat rack 40 63.6
Art work (set of large prints) 1000 1590
Kitchen Table (4-6 seater) 200 318
Childs wooden high chair 20 31.8
Childs step 20 31.8
Girl's Room
2x single bed 500 795
White plastic toy boxes x6 60 95.4
Painting Easle 20 31.8
Childs table and two small chairs 50 79.5
Large Chest of Drawers 150 238.5
Toys 200 318
Hoover 150 238.5
Linen and Duvets and Pillows 200 318
Boy's Room
Red Wingback Chair and Foot rest 100 159
Cot and attachments and mattress 500 795
Large Chest of Drawers 150 238.5
Dressing Table 100 159
Books in Wicker box 50 79.5
Loft
Books in sports bag 50 79.5
Box of rollerblades and toys 200 318
Snowboard+boots in board bag (large)  1000 1590
Suitcase of clothes 50 79.5
Double Sofa bed 200 318
Garage
childs scooters x2 (yellow and blue) 100 159
childs trike  100 159
tool box and tools 500 795
Dining Table and 6 matching chairs 1000 1590
Large side board (dresser) 450 715.5
Hallway and Bathroom
Piano 650 1033.5
Wingback Red Chair 80 127.2
Guitar 500 795
Wicker baskets (x many) 20 31.8
Frog toy storage 10 15.9
brabantia small bathroom bin 40 63.6
photo frames and pictures 100 159
'two ladies' artwork (x 2) 300 477
Large Hall Mirror 300 477
Living Room
2x 3 seater sofa's 1000 1590
coffee table 500 795
3x side tables 300 477
TV stand 200 318
Book shelf 200 318
Books and pictures 100 159
5x set of artwork 300 477
box of ornaments and candle stands 100 159
Cushions 50 79.5
Master Bedroom
bed 1000 1590
chest of drawers 100 159
Linen
Shoes and clothes 1000 1590
Pictures (x many) 150 238.5
bedside lamps 50 79.5
Ornaments 50 79.5
Pillows 20 31.8
Total Insuarble Value   24533.7

The above list is only the 'shipping' inventory. It doesn't include the items for Air Freight, which also need to be listed and valued for insurance purposes.

Top Tip

Before you ship any items to the UAE, be sure you have read, understood and adhered to the Customs Regulations.

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