Expats around the globe dream to own a property and move to Dubai for the countless perks that it offers. Millions of people move to this alluring city ever year because of tax-free incomes and the elite lifestyle. But whether it’s Dubai or any other country, moving can be exciting, as well as a daunting task. The better you’re informed and prepared, the smoother your transition will be—especially if you’re moving with kids.
To help you out, we have rounded up these tips on how to plan and prepare before you sail for Dubai. Read on!
Hunt for a Job Before You Move
It’s better if you’re already employed in Dubai before you move there. Dubai is an expensive city, and it’s better to have some means to bear the expected cost of living. Start your job hunt based on your expected salary, experience, and qualifications at least 3 to 6 months before your departure date. You can also use UAE based online job portals such as Buzzon, where you can get in touch with the recruiters and references in Dubai.
Rent a Place to Live
Sure, moving to Dubai is an excellent opportunity because of the tax-free incomes; however, the high cost of living could be very frustrating if you aren’t prepared well. Since you would probably be renting a place to live in, make sure you are not looking at an area with high rents. You can also hire a real estate agent to help you find a reasonable deal. However, you’ll have to be extra careful because some agents may even talk you into shady deals to earn higher commissions. Also, look for a location that’s closer to your workplace, your kid’s school, hospitals, etc.
Get Your Unified Tenancy Contract
You are only allowed to rent a property in Dubai if you are the beholder of a residential visa, a work visa, and an account in a local bank. Typically, you will first have to pay a deposit and then the rest of the rent in 4 installments. Also, it’s better and safer to deal with only those agents who are a member of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). To avoid getting into a scam, write checks only to the property owner and not the agent. But, before you pay, ask for proof of documentation such as the title’s deed, landlord’s passport, and emirates ID.
Also, you should be able comfortable with all the terms and clauses in the tenancy contract before you sign it. Don’t rush!
Hire the Best Movers in Dubai
Lined-up job interviews, accommodation hunt, new routes for commute, and a new culture—all this can already be a lot for you to handle. And trust us; it won’t be easy to haul all your belongings along with you when you’re in Dubai.