Moving to the UAE

An Introduction to the UAE

Home to the sprawling cities of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, the UAE is a popular choice for Australians moving abroad. Known as the world’s playground, those moving to the UAE will also find a world-class business presence as well as some of the world’s most impressive and record-breaking sights including the world’s tallest building.

What to Expect When Moving to the UAE?

The UAE is a fantastic, diverse nation that is home to expats from around the globe, each one bringing a taste of their home nation to this multicultural country. With many salaries offering tax-free earnings, incredible beaches just a stone’s throw from the endless modern workplace buildings and endless things to keep you occupied, moving to the UAE opens up a world of opportunities.

aerial view of dubai in UAE

What Documentation is Required When Moving to the UAE?

Whether you are moving to Dubai, Abu Dhabi or anywhere else within the UAE you can rest assured that Palmers Relocations provides has you covered. We manage the whole removal process from start to finish. Part of this service includes managing you and your family’s documentation, we even submit this on your behalf. This documentation includes the following:

  1. Copy of Passport
  2. Copy of Residence Permit
  3. Original Bill of Lading (OBL)
  4. Detailed Packing list (provided by Palmers)
  5. Insurance Certificate (provided by Palmers)
  6. Letter of Employment
  7. Copy of your UAE visa

Language in the UAE

The official language of the UAE is Arabic with various versions of the language spoken throughout and Arabic being used as the main language of communication through television and newspaper sources. However, the country is home to an extremely large number of expatriates each bringing their own language. In areas such as Dubai, English is extremely widely spoken with many businesses using it as their working language. If you are looking to obtain citizenship in the UAE after moving to the UAE it is imperative that you speak Arabic.

Climate in the UAE

Those moving to the UAE should be prepared for extremely hot temperatures year-round. With a desert climate, the winters and mild and pleasant whilst summer temperatures can soar up to 50°C. Whilst January is the coldest month in the UAE, to those unused to the warm weather it will still feel still feel pleasant with temperatures averaging around 20°C.

desert in UAE during daytime with 2 camels

Cost of Living When Moving to the UAE

When moving to the UAE from Australia, you may find that the cost of living might be slightly lower, depending on your lifestyle. Things such as groceries and costs for eating out, for example, can work out as lower in the UAE whilst rent costs may also be lower depending on where you are moving from and to. Those moving to Dubai from a larger city will find a favourable cost of living in the city with a wealth of amenities to enjoy.

Working in the UAE

A thriving world centre for trade, business and hospitality, the UAE has a wealth of attractive offers for those moving to the UAE to work. With around 88% of the UAE’s population foreign-born, the world of work in the UAE Is welcoming to people from across the world and is home to a number of large international companies. In the main business areas, English is the main language spoken so those moving from Australia to the UAE will have no problem fitting in with the main centres of Abu Dhabi and Dubai offering a range of work choices. Some major industries in the UAE include aluminium, boat building and ship repair, construction, fishing, petroleum and petrochemicals and handicrafts and textiles. With major hospitality, logistics and pharmaceutical companies finding success there as large employers.

Healthcare in the UAE

Those moving to the UAE will find world-class healthcare and high medical standards. To access public healthcare facilities in the UAE you must obtain a UAE health card and may have to pay a fee for the services. Private healthcare is also widely spread within the UAE and many medical professionals speak fluent English. If you are moving to Dubai or Abu Dhabi, it is mandatory for all residents to have health insurance.

Best Places to Live in the UAE:

Whilst those moving to the UAE will find a vast number of places to live, below is a list of some of the best cities to live in the UAE for those moving from Australia, each city offers a good standard of living and a thriving community of expats.

  1. Mirdif
  2. Emirates Living
  3. Motor City
  4. Green Community
  5. Palm Jumeirah
  6. Al Reem Island
  7. Khalifa City
  8. Al Mushrif
  9. Al Khalidya
  10. Hidd Al Saadiyay
Skyline buildings in dubai UAE

Top Things to Do in the UAE

The UAE boasts a wide range of things to discover for those moving from Australia, here are some of our favourites.

  1. Marvel at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
  2. Take in the views from the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa
  3. Take in the sights of the largest mad-made marina in the world at Dubai Marina
  4. Enjoy a day at Jumeirah Beach
  5. Experience the thrill of IMG Worlds of Adventure
  6. Discover the history of the Abu Dhabi Heritage Village
  7. Shop until you drop, go ice skating or see a film at the mammoth Marina Mall
  8. View the world’s largest dancing fountain system, the Dubai Fountain
  9. Wonder at Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
  10. Discover true Emirates culture at Sharjah Art Museum
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Palmers Relocations Services to the UAE

Our international relocation services to the UAE include:

– Door-to-door service
– Shared container options
– Direct shipments
– Sea and Air Freight
– Car transportation
– Fixed price quotations

Get your free quote today and get a full international relocation to the UAE.