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Emirates Post heads-up: Receiving a package now costs 10AED + VAT

March 5, 2018 / 446 / Category : Faqs

So yesterday I went to the post office to collect 2 small packages from Aliexpress. Ended up paying 20+3 AED to receive them. When I asked, they informed me that all packages (even books!) are now charged 10AED + VAT each, apart from documents. I had to wait twice: first to claim the packages, second to pay for their fees and receive them. Thoughts?

Edit: Private / rented PO Box.

18 Comments
  • Greg_dxb
    1 year ago

    Just go back from Jumeirah Post office. Received small parcel. Instead regular fee of 5 AED I paid as follows: Public PO Box Fees: 15AED Admin Feed:10 AED Tax: 3.25AED was quite surprised..

  • ablrockz
    1 year ago

    Now if thats rented, does anyone know the public PO Box fees?

  • Alexandria1970
    1 year ago

    That's a good question. I wonder would they just slip it inside the mail box or SMS you to come and pay...

  • hushfap
    1 year ago

    What about the untracked, direct in the box itself packages, The China post ordinary mail ones?

  • problem_me
    1 year ago

    weird! i just received a book shipped via DHL and they didn't charge me anything. just brought the book and that's it.

  • ReDevil966
    1 year ago

    Where's the innovation fee?

  • Shd777
    1 year ago

    Ended up paying for 6 packages. Would have been nicer if it was announced a little in advance.

  • edpanes
    1 year ago

    aaand the service fee is worth more than the item i just bought from aliexpress...

  • almost_dubaid
    1 year ago

    And if you dont like this, you can leave Dubai.

  • earthymalt
    1 year ago

    Tape them all together and create one MASSIVE package!

  • BONGOmerchant
    1 year ago

    Whats a public PO box?

  • burksterdxb
    1 year ago

    I got a call from DHL too, this morning, asking me to pay for VAT for recieving shipment. (Mostly CDs)

  • Alexandria1970
    1 year ago

    Consolidate. From now on I will look for Aliexpress sellers who offer ALL the parts I need, to ship everything in one package.

  • Revert_Von_Needful
    1 year ago

    10AED here, 5AED there, 12AED over there, 15AED just here, oh don't forget VAT for all these...it just never ends.

  • spaceman3000
    1 year ago

    Seriously? I'm getting hundreds of packages from AE :/

  • Alexandria1970
    1 year ago

    Private / rented PO box.

  • Jazon-X
    1 year ago

    Wow, Yesterday? I was just there yesterday and had to pay for two packages as well. It was 11.50 So they found a way to make more money from AE Packages? Postbox is a Private one. Not a Public one.

  • wazaaaaaaa
    1 year ago

    missing an essential information: public PO box or rented PO box? If public then it kind of makes sense for the charge, if rented then it's plain stupid charge

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