UAE to UK freight
I sent my Triumph Daytona back to the UK a couple of years ago so I could use it for the summer there.
I was surprised how easy it was. All I did was go to the Police who gave me a temporary export and clearance certificate (assuming there is no outstanding finance) and I took the bike to Motorcycle City. They put it in a crate which they modified from a Fireblade which had just arrived.
I appointed a freight company who then came and collected it, took a copy my bike documents and the clearance certificate from the Police. The bike left on a Tuesday morning, I flew out on Wednesday night and went to the freight office at Edinburgh airport on Friday morning to advise them that it would be arriving and to make sure they had my contact details.
They told me that the bike had already arrived and that they had sent it to the local Triumph dealer as I had asked! Bythe time I got to the dealer they had already begun servicing it for me and putting all the fluids back in. (The bike needs to travel 'dry' if going by air) I had an alarm fitted as it affected the insurance in a positive way!
I left it on Dubai plates for almost a year in the UK and had no trouble with insurance or the Police. In fact a number of times the Police should have stopped me for the race pipe and my heavily tinted visor but I think the Arabic on the plate put them off!
The bike cost me less to freight back with all the documentation charges than it did for me to fly back myself in economy!
I brought the bike back almost a year later and it was just a reverse of the procedure. Same dealers involved, same freight company and it cost about 10% more.
Be prepared for lots of attention though on the Dubai plates, everyone stops to ask you about them and if you rode all the way back!