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Old 28 Nov 2011
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UAE to Iran by ferry with a car, then on to Russia by ferry/ship

Has anyone done this recently?

Assuming I can get a Saudi transit visa to drive from Sudan to UAE...I plan to arrive in Iran by car from UAE (ferry across the Persian Gulf), and exit Iran by ferry/ship to Russia on the Caspian Sea.

Does anyone have any experience or information about these routes?

I have a Carnet but Iran is not listed...to be exact it is crossed out on the back cover. Yes, I know this may cause me problems but I've heard of people entering Iran without a Carnet.

I have a feeling it's more complex if you plan to arrive by ferry because the ferry company has to be convinced that you have all the correct documents for entry before they sell you the ticket.
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I did UAE to Iran by ferry with a motorbike, had to have a carnet to get the ticket. The ferry goes from Sharjah to Bandar Abbas on Sunday evening and I think Thursday evening, turn up the day before to start the paperwork, carry your passport, vehicle owership certificate and carnet everywhere and have 5 copies of them all. Once you arrive allow at least 2 days to get into Iran, you may have to get Iranian number plates for your car, that takes a day. (We got away without them, but that may have been as we were on bikes). The hassle factor is imense, but Iran is delightful, worth the effort!
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Originally Posted by QatarRider View Post
had to have a carnet to get the ticket.
That's the problem, they will not sell you the ticket without Carnet. I do have Carnet but Iran is crossed out on the back cover which in theory makes the Carnet not valid for Iran...I may or may not get the ticket.

Looks like I have to abandon my plans to go from Sudan to Saudi (which I need to somehow get a transit visa for) then to UAE then Iran. It's too big a risk not knowing if I can get a ticket for the Ferry. If I'm not able to head to Iran I would be stuck in UAE as it's not possible enter Jordan via Saudi. Is there a ferry to Iraq???

Looks like a have to go from Sudan to Egypt then find a way to go further north...ferry to Europe or Turkey has been canceled and going via Syria is not an option.

Any suggestions?
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hello qatarride

we are living in oman an are planning to travell to europe with our car, this via the ferry from sharjah to iran it s very difficult to get in contact with the ferry company
since you did this trip recently , could you please give me some info

how can we get in touch with the ferry company or other agency to reserve a ticket en get current info on shedules and prices

what i got now is that oassis freight is doing the trip and something about valfajr shipping

do you got some telephone number or emailadresses or websites for me

thanks a lot peter
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How did your trip end up?

Hello - I ran across your post researching a trip I am planning from UAE through Iran and was wondering if you can offer any insight into getting into Iran from Sharjah. What paperwork was required to enter Iran, how long did it take, and most importantly, did you enjoy your time in Iran?

Hope to hear from you,

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Hi, we did the other way but I remember the ferry company are called valfarj. I have a mobile number for a very helpful employee, if you would like that just pm me as I don't want to publish his number up here.
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Paul - new to this forum and have only posted once so am unable to send private messages. Will post a few more times and then ask for your contact's number.


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hi can any one tell me what is tha cost of ferry for motorcycle
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