Moving to the UAE
Are you moving your furniture and other household goods to the UAE? If so, OSS World Wide Movers will provide safe and reliable moving & relocation services to all parts of the UAE. Our professional packing and shipping services provide fast and efficient moving of your effects through customs at your destination.
The UAE has recently become a popular and exciting destination for Australians and people from all over the world. Moving to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or other cities in the UAE to further one’s professional training, skill base, and/or career opportunities are common occurrences. For over 50 years OSS World Wide Movers has been assisting individuals, business people, and Corporates, with the professional service and advice that comes from choosing a quality international moving specialist.
Moving and Living in the UAE
The ‘United Arab Emirates’ or UAE as it’s more commonly known lies at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf. As a country, the UAE is made up of 7 emirates or city states; these are the Capital Abu Dhabi, the world-famous Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-haimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain. The country consists of approximately 90% desert and mountainous regions.
The cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are well known for their incredible skyscrapers, amazing architecture, man-made islands, and miles of sandy beaches. The UAE has something for everybody, such as shopping, incredible food, the ability to travel to many close by countries, and many places to relax and put your feet up.
Dubai is truly a unique destination. Situated in the UAE, it is in the world’s top 10 most popular tourism destinations (Forbes List 2019) and is one of the Arab World’s most popular. Dubai is both a dynamic business hub and a tourist’s paradise.
The Emirate offers more attractions, shopping, fine dining, and quality hotels than virtually any other destination on the planet. In 2019, Dubai welcomed over 16 million visitors from around the world, which is an increase of 17% from 2016.
From the timeless tranquillity of the desert to the lively bustle of the souks, the city presents a fantastic ensemble of attractions and activities for its visitors and residents. In a single day, one can experience everything from rugged mountains and breathtaking dunes to white sandy beaches and lush, beautifully landscaped parks, from dated villages to luxurious residential districts, and from traditional houses with wind towers to ultra-modern shopping centres.
The Emirate’s scoring point lie in its entrepreneurial abilities to create the inconceivable found in its tourist attractions, landmarks, shopping centres, nightlife and hotels. Although it strictly safeguards its traditional practices, it allows space for other religions to breathe, a rare quality amongst the conservative Arab world. Thankfully, it has been successful in shielding itself from extremism, much needed for it to survive. Today, Dubai has emerged as a cosmopolitan metropolis that has grown steadily to become a global city and a business and cultural hub of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf region.
From the timeless tranquillity of the desert to the lively bustle of the souks, the city presents a fantastic ensemble of attractions and activities for its visitors and residents.
Moving your household goods to the UAE
Choosing an international moving company will no doubt be one of the first and most important decisions you make in the relocation process. OSS World Wide Movers move thousands of Australians and other nationals to and from Australia every year. Being Australia’s only specialist international mover, OSS World Wide Movers can ensure a professional approach geared specifically for moving overseas.
Visa and Immigration Information
The kind of visa needed to enter the UAE can depend on several different factors such as nationality, the purpose of the planned visit and the duration.
For those on an Australian passport, you do not require pre-entry visas to enter the UAE, you are able to enter, on arrival with 30-day visa granted.
The UAE authorities have taken many steps to make this process as straightforward and easy as possible. Citizens of 39 countries, which include Australia, do not require visas prior to arrival.
When travelling or moving to the UAE, make sure your passport and visa’s are correct and valid. Check these links to find out some of the latest requirements.
General visa information can be found here: https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/visa-and-emirates-id
Passport information can be found here: https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/passports-and-traveling/the-emirati-passport
Immigration information can be found here: https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/visa-and-emirates-id
Consulate / Embassy in Australia
Contact the UAE Embassy by visiting Unit 3, 40 Blackall Street, Barton, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia. Phone +612 62868802 Fax +612 62868804 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link to the Embassy website: http://www.uaeembassy.org.au/
What’s it like Moving to and Living in the UAE?
According to the Global Finance magazine’s safety index 2021 the UAE is the 2nd safest country in the world to live in, just behind Iceland. Fear not if you have left your wallet or purse in a taxi or in a restaurant… you should be getting this back with all the contents still there.
While living in the UAE you will have access to a number of top international schools, quality healthcare and a social life like no other and is the reason why so many people who relocate to The UAE sometimes struggle to ever go back
The UAE and in particular Dubai and Abu Dhabi have a multitude of international schools that will be able to cater for most nationalities and curriculums, meaning that your children should be able to easily continue their education with minimal disruption. When the kids aren’t at school, there are plethora of theme and water parks in the region, including Warner Bros. World, Bollywood Park, Legoland and Legoland water park, Ferrari World, and others along with numerous family-friendly beaches and parks.
Other incredible things to do & see include the Burj Khalifa the world’s tallest building, The Louvre Abu Dhabi, Burj Al Arab Hotel, Atlantis The Palm resort, World Expo 2020 site, head into the Hajar Mountains, or explore the UAE’s desert landscapes. Some other highlights include nightlife – bars, clubs, restaurants, some of the best in the world, music concerts and major sporting events, over 100 shopping malls, fitness classes and sporting leagues, glorious beaches, pools and spas to relax and recharge. Overall, there’s so much to do here we can’t list it all.
For over 50 years OSS World Wide Movers has been moving individuals, business people, and Corporate clients relocate to the UAE. Moving to the UAE with OSS provides you with a professional service and the advice that only comes from choosing a quality specialist international moving company.