To renew, or not to renew? That is the question.
Continue reading to know why i will not be renewing this year, and what alternative i will use.
What is the ZIP Code for Ruwais?
Kindly note that there is no international zip code for Ruwais / Abu Dhabi / UAE… since that system has not been implemented. But do not worry, you can use the PO BOX # instead as a reference and guidance for UAE postal package delivery.
What is the PO BOX # for Ruwais?
If you want to receive packages on your behalf, you can use the following Ruwais General PO BOX number
Usage Cost : 25 AED + Customs + 5% Vat
Alternative PO BOX # ?
If you want to reveive packages through your company mailing services, you can use the following PO BOX numbers.
As a general guideline, during collection you will need to present your Company ID, otherwise you will be charged additionally.
Here are the Ruwais Companies PO BOX #:
- ADNOC (Administration) – 11844
- ADNOC Refining (Takreer) – 11885
- ADNOC Fertilizers (Fertil) – 11882
- ADNOC Gas Processing (Gasco) – None
- ADNOC Hospital / NMC – 11876
- Borouge – 11764
Usage Cost: Customs + 5% Vat
Requirement: Company ID (during collection)
Why i will not be renewing this year?
During 2020 i have not ordered many items from aliexpress (china) due to… obvious reasons.
On the packages that i have ordered and received, mostly small accessories worth several dollars, i paid customs fees worth nearly the same amount.
In December i received a package from my family, and i paid 50 AED customs fee. Since this was not an order, but a personal package, i have made a complaint that still has not been resolved.
If we break down the 300 AED cost of the PO BOX into individual packages => It would take at least 12 packages to break even the cost of the service. I do not see myself receiving so many packages during 2021.
During 2020, i have not received more than 6 packages. For that reason alone, it should be enough to not renew the service.
However, the cost of 300 AED is not worth the trouble if you get to pay customs taxes on personal packages too.
If you feel otherwise, please go ahead and get yourself a personal PO BOX #.
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