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Dubai to India, ferry or flights - is it possible with bike?

In an attempt to avoid Pakistan I am considering riding to southern Iran and then getting a boat across to Dubai (Iran ferry ship, persian gulf shipping ticket, Travel Iran persian, Tour Operator Iran persian gulf, IranTravelingCenter ) and after a few days in Dubai getting another boat or flight to India

Has anyone got recent experience of shipping from Dubai to India? I see many threads saying using a 'dhow' is not allow/feasible.

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Don't make life complicated for yourself. Road traffic is the greatest danger in the region, excluding Iraq and parts of Afghanistan. If you can get a Pak visa go for it. I travelled along the Afgh. border through Loralai, Zhob and Peshawar only a few months ago and had a great time. People there are super friendly. I sneaked past the checkpoints in Iran and only had an escort for the last 8 km to the border, so avoided all the hassles other travellers had.

Read trui_gaea's account of the ferry crossing to Sharjah...
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Dubai to India, ferry or flights - is it possible with bike?

now are a few months gone since this post has been written...

does now anybody of you guys have informations about this theme?

i arrived with the ferry from iran and i am staying now in dubai and start to find a solution...
(AND NO, I DON T DRIVE THROUGH PAKISTAN...)

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i've shipped my bike from tehran airport to mumbay (2007). it wasn't a pain in the *ss at all. Sama rah cargo service was the company involved in it. it tooks me two days and 600$ as whole cost (bike crating, custom clearance, agent commision, ext.). i think you should to solve your problem in dubai too.

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Does anybody have information about shipping a car from Iran to India, then we would like to know, do not think we wil get a pakistani visa
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Has anyone got recent experience of shipping from Dubai to India? I see many threads saying using a 'dhow' is not allow/feasible.
the solution: the cargo village near the Dubai airport
there are all shippers, agents (air & sea) and packers located in one building complex!

you go there with your bike, one day for paper and packing, and in 3-4 days your bike is at your destination...
(i've done it with marakesh express cargo)
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Same question again!!

Hi all!!

In theran right now. I'm looking for some (cheap) way to ship two bikes o India.
As I'm not very good at english, please write as easy as possible.

I tried to take a look to this web site: Iran ferry ship, persian gulf shipping ticket, Travel Iran persian, Tour Operator Iran persian gulf, IranTravelingCenter._


But couldn't find anything to India. Prices are quite expensive as far I understand (Did I tell I'm not good at english?) and those are just for persian gulf. thanks for any information.
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I dont think you´ll be able to find regular passenger ferries from the Persian Gulf to India. It is more probable that you have to freight the bike (by air or by sea) and get a flight for yourself. I think this will be more complicated than passing through Pakistan to India, but if you dont get a visa for Pakistan, then I guess it is the only way.

Especially clearing the bike from the customs in India could be a nerve-wrecking experience. And you WILL need a carnet for India.
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Any recent case of anyone able to get the pak visa in theran?
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If you are flying then I suggest Ktm or Dhacca instead of India.
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Thank you every one!

I already have my pakistan visa and carnet de passage, but every body tells this is not a good time to go there.
Does any one know any web site where I could take a look to prices for air line freight?

Thank you again!!
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If you already have a PAK visa then go! The KKH area should be fairly safe, safer than the road traffic, anyway.
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Ok, heading to Pakistan, could I meet some one to go together to Ketta?

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If you already have a PAK visa then go! The KKH area should be fairly safe, safer than the road traffic, anyway.
Hi beddhist,

I took a look to your website and I was not able to download the GPS points for Pakistan.

I think they could be useful for me, is there any way to get it?

Thanks in advance.
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