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    Are you looking to move to Dubai? GoodMove offers a full or part load removals service to various cities across the United Arab Emirates, including Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.

    GoodMove have moved individuals and families around the world for over 34 years. We have the necessary knowledge and expertise to plan and execute your international move with relative ease.

    For international moves, we can export your possessions and have them delivered to your new destination. Through our industry partners we negotiate the best shipping and air freight rates to keep our prices competitive.

    To find out more about our removals to Dubai service or any other destination don’t hesitate to contact us today. Call us on the above listed number of fill out a quick quote form and we’ll be in touch shortly.

    Why Choose GoodMove?

    Moving with GoodMove couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly team will be on hand to guide you throughout the process and will tailor your move to your time and budget.

    We pack your belongings using a bespoke range of packing materials and deliver them right to your new home using our extensive fleet of vehicles. We can supply the following materials so all your items can be packed properly and avoid any damage in transit:

    • Boxes
    • Packing Paper
    • Packing Cases
    • Book Cartons
    • Packing Tape
    • Wine dividers
    • Acid free paper (for silverware)
    • Portable Wardrobes
    • Bubble Wrap

    Once we ascertain the volume of effects being moved we will send you a free no obligation written quotation. If satisfied we will then provide you with a full schedule detailing every aspect of your move, ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day.

    We also offer a range of flexible storage solutions should you wish to take advantage of them.

    Why Move to Dubai

    The Emirate of Dubai is the second largest of the seven United Arab Emirates but has the largest population with over 2.1 million inhabitants.

    So why do so many expats come here?

    Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, combining luxury lifestyles with solid job prospects and a friendly expat community. Highlights include:

    The standard of living for most foreigners working in Dubai is high and compared to the UK, homes are luxurious, larger and most have beautifully scenic views.

    The tax-free lifestyle means expats have large amounts of disposable income. Thankfully, Dubai has world-class Michelin restaurants and as the ‘shopping capital of the Middle East’, no shortage of souks and high-end clothing and jewellery stores to splash out in.

    Dubai enjoys an arid subtropical climate, with blue skies and sunshine all year round. Beautiful beaches are the norm, with white sand and clear blue water perfect for snorkelling or diving.

    It’s middle eastern location serves as a launchpad for those wishing to explore some of the world’s most amazing destinations, with Italy, Thailand and Turkey all within a 5-6 hours flight time.

    The expat culture makes settling into life here easy for many and the Emirati people are welcoming and generous in their approach to visitors. When you move to Dubai you can look forward to a busy social life.

    Working in Dubai

    The biggest attraction for those moving to Dubai is that the UAE is a largely tax-free country. If possible, expats considering working in Dubai should secure a job before moving.

    Prior to relocating to the UAE, you are required to obtain a resident visa or (residence permit). A resident visa is issued for 3 years, and upon its expiry you will be able to renew it without limitations indefinitely.

    You must also obtain visas for immediate family members: wife, husband and children under 18-years-old.

    The best way to secure employment is via recruitment agencies. They will use your professional profile to sell you to potential employers. Most companies in Dubai, particularly for high-end job positions, will hire recruitment agencies to help them find the right candidates.

    Historically the demand for workers was primarily for lower skilled laborers such as construction workers and staff for the hospitality sector. However today there is widespread demand in the well-paying financial services, information technology and logistics sectors.

    Schools in Dubai

    There are no state funded schools in Dubai for foreign nationals.

    There are around 150 private schools in Dubai. The fees for private schooling range as widely as the types of schools and curriculums available.

    You will need to factor in the cost of education for your children as part of your relocation to Dubai. Many companies will pay or subsidise the cost of an expat child’s education as part of a relocation package but this should be something you discussed prior to arrival.

    Healthcare in Dubai

    The quality of healthcare in Dubai is of a very high standard and is comparative of that found in western Europe and the USA.

    The Dubai government provides very few free public services however and so expats should look to take out their own health insurance.

    The Dubai Health Authority manages private healthcare facilities and many employers offer insurance as part of their work contract.

    The quality and extent of cover offered by employers does vary considerably, so ensure you read the paperwork thoroughly or it could be very costly.

    Property Prices in Dubai

    Dubai differs from many other countries in that foreign investment is not only allowed but is actively encouraged. Investors are welcome to purchase many of the new purpose-built developments.

    The average cost to purchase property is currently AED 9,785.00 (£2,092) per square metre in the centre of the city and AED 7,229.00 (£1,545) towards the outskirts of the city.

    Popular neighbourhoods include Palm Jumeria where you will find some of the more glamourous properties. The more remote but popular area of Mirdif offers homes at more modest prices.

    Many expats choose to rent when they initially arrive in Dubai. As a guide the average monthly rental for a 3-bedroomed family home located in the city centre is currently AED 8,180 (£1,749) and on the outskirts AED 6,157 (£1,316).

    Click here to search for properties for sale or for rent in Dubai.

    Travelling Around Dubai

    Dubai is a technologically advanced city with an extensive transport network. Many expats remark how efficient and seamless basic services like paying for parking are.

    Public travel consists of metros, buses and trams. The bus system is extensive and links up with some lines in the metro rail system. The Palm Monorail, opened in 2009, connects the Palm Jumeirah to the mainland.

    As the heat can be stifling, particularly in the summer months, most expats choose to drive in Dubai.

    Roads are well maintained although they do get very congested due to volume of traffic as more than two million people take to the roads daily. To buy a car in Dubai you must also have a residence visa. Taxis are a often a reasonably priced alternative means of transportation.

    Visit the following web pages for comprehensive information for getting around Dubai as well as helpful information regarding driving on the roads in Dubai.

    Read this guide put together by travel site, The Culture Trip on the Dos and Don’ts of driving in Dubai.

    Local Currency

    Dubai’s unit of currency is the Emirati Dirham (AED).  Most shops and restaurants accept all major credit cards, including Visa and Mastercard.

    There are ATMs in the airport, as well as the main shopping malls and streets. Some mini marts also have ATMs outside their stores.

    Opening a bank account is relatively easy in the UAE although you will need to be a resident first. You will need your passport, proof of residency (both original and copy), as well as a letter of no-objection from your employer/sponsor.

    Shipping My Effects to Dubai

    The whole moving experience can be incredibly stressful, especially so when relocating abroad. GoodMove has over 35 years of experience in the removal industry and can help make the process manageable and stress-free.

    We can arrange a free no obligation home survey and quotation. A qualified surveyors will answer any questions you have and offer advice where necessary.

    The purpose of the survey is to determine the volume of effects you will be shipping. We calculate the cost of shipment according to the space your effects take up in the container. Following the visit, you will receive a free written no obligation quotation.

    Export Packing for Removals to Dubai from UK

    Our experienced UK-based teams pack and prepare your valuable, fragile and bulky furniture ready for export.

    We use a modern range of environmentally friendly, purpose-made packing materials and can pack everything for you prior to your move. We wrap all china and glassware in special paper and then pack it in double-thickness cartons.

    Bubble blanket and made-to-measure wooden crates provide extra padded protection for furniture and items requiring specialist care, such as antiques.

    Upon arrival at your residence our trusted agents will place boxes and furniture in appropriate rooms as directed. They will unpack your belongings onto flat surfaces and dispose of all packing materials.


    You may find you need to store some or all of your possessions for a period of time prior to moving abroad. Our depots offer secure containerised storage in personal dedicated storage containers. All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European standard BS EN 14873. Just speak to our surveyor for further information.

    Our European partners can also offer you storage. You may be renting for a while and may not need all of your belongings right away. If so, you can arrange for the delivery of certain items and once settled in your new home, the rest can follow. Please note that storage rates may apply.

    Contacting GoodMove

    For further information on any of our removal services or any international destination, contact our international office. Alternatively complete the form below with your details and we will contact you.

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    Our experienced team of removals specialists have been relocating customers all over the world since 1984.

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