Moving to the UAE

If you are thinking of moving to the UAE from Australia Palmers International Relocations offers a complete service for every step of your UAE removals journey. Whether you are looking for a shared shipping container or full load removal to the United Arab Emirates, we have an option to suit every budget, with a number of years of experience to guide you through every step of the way.

What Services Do I Need to Move to the UAE?

When moving to the United Arab Emirates or the UAE, there are many aspects to consider to ensure a successful relocation. First and foremost, obtaining a visa and health insurance are the prerequisites for a smooth and stress-free relocation process. Once the visa has been granted and other entry requirements have been met, it is time to think about the moving process.

    • Are you moving the whole household?
    • Are you taking a few pieces of furniture, electronics, and all your personal belongings?
    • Or maybe you are planning to take only personal belongings but will purchase new furniture in the UAE instead?
    • Do you have pets that will be relocating with you?

It is a lot of questions, however, knowing what will be moved, helps relocation companies to provide you with more accurate estimated relocation costs.

Let’s start from the beginning.

When relocating to the UAE, it is important to work with an experienced and trusted international relocation service that will be able to guide you through the process step by step. Rather than doing it yourself, let the move manager handle everything from necessary documentation, packing and uplift here in Australia to preparing for customs and quarantine requirements in the UAE, and organise storage until the shipping vessel is ready to leave the docks. Then repeat everything in the UAE. With relocation services, everything is arranged for you. Allow removalists to do the hard work.

At Palmers, we can relocate any size shipment from a single box of clothing up to a 40ft container of household goods and cars. How to know what shipping method would be the best one for you – groupage or full container load?

– Full Container Loads (FCL) – the fastest way to transport your goods overseas (by sea). Only your goods are loaded and secured in the container, then container is sealed and shipped by sea as soon as it’s possible to book a vessel.

– Shared Container Loads (Groupage) – is the cost-effective way to transport your goods overseas. Goods are loaded into the container along with other people’s goods to the same destination and you split the shipping cost.

– Less than Full Container Loads (LCL) – is great for small shipments that require fast delivery. Shipment is wrapped and secured in wooden crates and then loaded into a container with other goods.

At Palmers, we provide free in-house or video consultations where our experienced home relocations consultants provide in-depth information about the moving process, shipping options tailored to your needs and requirements, expected delivery time and estimated costs for a better decision. Alternatively, contact our friendly team via phone or email for any questions you may have.

Air freight, sea freight, shipping containers

If you want to enhance your moving experience even more, explicitly designed added value services like exit cleaning services, valet unpacking service and more will alleviate stress and ensure you actually enjoy moving.

Moving your Boat to the UAE

When moving a boat to the UAE, you will need to follow similar rules to moving your car to the UAE. However, there are a few different things to consider. Upon arrival, boats will be thoroughly checked for any marine species that may need be quarantined in order to prevent their introduction into Emirati waters. That’s why it is best to thoroughly clean your boat before relocating to the UAE. You will also need to be present in the UAE before your boat arrives in the country.

Moving your Vehicle to the UAE

When relocating, many of our clients choose to transport a car, bike, campervan, or even a jet ski. Customs and quarantine import requirements vary depending on the vehicle type. Palmers Relocations experts can advise you on vehicle import possibilities and requirements.


Moving your Pet to the UAE

Your pet is an important member of your family, and we understand how stressful moving can be for both you and your pet. Getting to know your pet and how they behave in different situations, serves as guidance to a personalised approach. Our friendly team is here to assist you with documentation and import requirements, whilst our partners with over 30 years of experience prepare you and your beloved pet for the big day.


International Money Transfers

As you can see, there are many aspects to consider when it comes to moving. It can get overwhelming very easily. Yet another question that could save you time, money, and potentially a headache – money transfers.

Often bank transfers involve fees and an exchange rate that can be quite substantial. We partner with SEND who wave goodbye to annoying charges and hidden fees making the money transfers lighting fast and easy. But don’t take our word for it, check yourself.


What Documentation Is Required to Relocate to the UAE?

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

  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Residence Permit
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL)
  • Detailed Packing list (provided by Palmers)
  • Letter of Employment
  • Copy of your UAE visa.

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Palmers Relocations Services to the UAE

Our international relocation services to the United Arab Emirates 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 removal to the UAE.