Moving to Dubai can be an exciting experience, but it can also be stressful and difficult if you’re not prepared. If you’re moving to Dubai, here are three things you should do before your move so that the move itself goes smoothly.
Do you need a flatmate
After you’ve chosen a new city, your next step is to find a place to live. If you’re moving from a city where living alone is common, like New York or San Francisco, it might be tough at first for you and your roommate to get used to each other’s habits. In some cities, like London or Tokyo, having a flatmate is more typical than not. Before you move into your new space with someone else, set some ground rules early on so that everyone knows what’s expected of them—and what’s expected of others when they’re over.
Are there storage facilities available in your building
One of your first moves when you relocate to a new city should be finding out where you’ll be able to store your stuff. Ideally, there will be storage available on-site—after all, it makes no sense to pay for storage at your old home if you’re planning on living there for a while longer. A less ideal but still pretty good scenario is an off-site storage facility that allows convenient access by movers and packers close enough to where you’ll be living. Worst case scenario, if all else fails, is having to rely on friends or family members who live nearby. At least they’ll have free beer!
Can you purchase household items nearby
Many items can be found nearby. That means you won’t have to spend time and money on moving supplies. If you’re going to be purchasing a sofa, ask friends or family if they know of any good sources nearby. If so, buy those items locally—it will save you a lot of time and money, compared to hauling all that furniture in a U-Haul across town. Be sure to also check Craigslist or local Facebook yard sale groups for even more opportunities for finding used furniture at low prices.
How do you prefer moving your furniture
If you need to move your furniture, you might have a few options. Some people ask friends and family members for help, while others look into professional services. Before selecting a mover, consider how much time you’ll have before moving day to set up new digs—you may need more hands than normal if you plan on having movers and packers come to your home. Furthermore, it’s important to consider what type of furniture you own—will it fit through doors and hallways without breaking? The answers will help determine which moving method is best for your needs. For example, hiring professional movers can be expensive but it’s easier if you don’t have to worry about heavy lifting.
What kind of transport will be used
The first thing you need to think about is whether you’ll move by sea, air or road. If you’re moving a distance that can be covered within a day, then consider moving by car. If your belongings will be traveling by plane or ship, find out if they have any special requirements such as access restrictions and extra space required. If your possessions are too large to transport yourself, it might be worth hiring some professional help – many companies hire out trucks that can carry furniture safely and also provide basic packing services if needed. You’ll also need to contact utility companies to let them know you’re planning on moving so they can make arrangements for your gas, electricity and water supply in advance. Make sure you keep track of all your receipts for tax purposes!
What do you have to pay extra for
In most places, your moving company will provide boxes and tape. But if you’re going to be moving overseas or moving far away from home, you’ll want to make sure that they include those items on their inventory list so that there are no surprises. Be aware of any extra costs associated with packing fragile items like antiques or electronic equipment and make sure to have a sense of just how much it will cost for them to handle these extra items (more time = more money). Insurance is another thing you’ll need to pay for; about $4-$6 per 100 pounds of belongings may be standard across all companies. Your movers should also inform you if additional insurance is necessary.