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Dubai Address Format?

 12:36 am on Oct 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

Someone in Dubai has twice tried to place an order with me but the address is simply the name of a district and then Dubai and a postal code. No PO Box or anything. It seems they are just giving me a personal name and not the name of a business, from what I can tell. I have read that in Dubai they use PO boxes instead of addresses. Does that mean that if a person gives a name, the name of a sector (Al Qouz, in this instance), Dubai, and a number that this is the same as giving a PO box? I questioned the individual and they insisted this was all their address. Hope there is someone from Dubai here or someone who ships there. The order is for multiples but not big enough to seem like fraud.



 9:27 am on Oct 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

According to "Franks Compulsive Guide to Postal Addresses" the format for an address is simply box number + the name of the emirate.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The emirates are Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm al-Qaiwan. Delivery is only to post office boxes.

I have never had to deal with correspondence to this part of the world but I would guess that locally the words "PO Box" would be considered redundant.


 1:17 pm on Oct 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

That Franks thing is a darn good resource, piatkow. Thanks. So it looks like:

Joe Blow
Dubai/Al Qouz
Dubai 9966

Should be:

Joe Blow
P.O. Box 9966
Al Qouz


 1:49 pm on Oct 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

I had deliveries to Dubai in the past and it was

P.O Box Number

I also had:
Street or District
P.O Box Number

But it seems the street/district in this cases is just for information purposes and not really part of the postal address.


 3:23 pm on Oct 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

So there was never any postal code outside of the PO box, right?


 9:34 pm on Oct 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

We have repeatedly shipped to Dubai via Fed Ex using nothing more than "road name between 4th and 5th roundabout".

For another, we used "14D, Ground Floor, Some Business Center" to ship via DHL.

There is no postal code.

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