International Moving 101 - So you're moving out of the Emirates in search of Work


If you have expansive plans for your career that involve working overseas for further job opportunities, the first item on your agenda should be to consider how easy and the cost of moving internationally. You’ll need to budget for this major relocation before you consider taking the plunge to find work overseas because this will determine how long you can stay before you must find a paying job. The great news for anyone moving from the UAE, however, is that with every fresh start comes new opportunities and experiences.

The Ins and Outs of International Moving

If you have your work situation sorted before you go, all you have to deal with are the organisational issues and logistics of relocating to a new country. The best way to plan for an international move is to do just that – plan! Without plenty of pre-planning your move is doomed to hit some hurdles. For example, you need to contact utilities companies to close off existing accounts and have them transferred out of your name. You must get in contact with your bank to ensure you have access to your accounts while overseas. And you will most likely want to say goodbye to friends and family and make sure you have everybody’s contact details so you can stay in touch.

Choosing the Right Furniture Movers in the Emirates

No matter how many times you may have moved house before, no 2 times are ever likely to be the same. Choosing the right furniture movers in the Emirates could prove to be one of the best moving decisions you make. Ideally, if you locate a company that has an international presence in both the Emirates and your new country of residence you will have an easier time if you do come up against any last-minute changes. Expert international movers Allied Pickfords has offices in more than 600 locations in over 40 countries around the world. You will even be allocated your very own moving consultant who can help you with difficult questions, such as where to obtain the relevant documentation for customs clearance of your belongings.

Organisation is the Key to Success

It cannot be stressed enough how crucially important it is to organise the contents you are shipping from the UAE into labelled categories along with the order you want them placed into your new home. The best way to throw a big juicy spanner into the unloading works is to have the rooms at the front of the house and the lower levels littered with cumbersome furniture and boxes piled up while the items for the empty rooms are still in the back of the container. This will make it more difficult for the movers to transport your possessions easily into your new address.

The Importance of Labelling

Clearly labelled and well-packed items that are “room specific” will save you a lot of energy and frustration after the UAE home movers have left and you’re starting to unpack all the boxes. Working with your chosen removal experts at Allied Pickfords will cut down on the amount of time it takes them to pack and unpack when relocating from the UAE or anywhere else for that matter.

Tidying up Loose Ends

From pets to payments and at least some kind of a contingency plan, any kind of long distance move such as relocating from the UAE, will call for a checklist. If you are moving from the UAE lock, stock, and barrel, you will need to ensure that everything is finalised and there is nothing left in your name that can continue to charge you money. As obvious as it sounds, timing is crucial, too. You don’t want to have to spend the night in an empty house and you won’t enjoy living in one in your new country of residence without your furniture and possessions either. So ensure your moving dates are in order so you can look forward to your new adventure with a sense of excitement and satisfaction.

To ensure your relocation from the UAE runs smoothly, use Allied Pickfords handy Moving Checklist to help you get where you need to be.



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