Trucking the bike from Amman to Abu Dhabi
Thought I might share this shipping info for when I trucked the bike through Saudi. I've used these guys twice now.
The company I used in Amman was called Ekhmyyis Transport. These guys specialise in trucking fresh fruit and vehicles all over the middle east and Europe. The cost was AED1040 (about US$280), with half paid in Amman and the other half paid in Abu Dhabi on delivery. The guys were very helpful and delivered the bike without a scratch. The numbers are Tel: 06 4744545 Mob 07 95553012, address Al-hizam St Amman (near the customs clearing area in east Amman). Their Sharjah (UAE) office number is 06 5537774, Mob 0505949639 (I think this was the truck driver who didn't speak any English).
On delivery, I had to meet the truck in the dead of night on the Saudi-Dubai highway (which bypasses Abu Dhabi) to unload. Bit odd but no dramas. The company were across the Saudi border thing and made sure they had all the right paperwork (including my carnet). The whole thing only took three days which really surprised me (I expected a few weeks).