If you’re looking for an experienced international removal service for your move to, or from the United Arab Emirates, choose Matthew James.
Take the stress out of your move to the UAE and let Matthew James handle every detail.
A part/shared load service is a cost effective way to move your goods to and from your destination. The reason this service is so cost effective is that you share the vehicle with other consignments and therefore the vehicle costs are also shared. All consignments are individually prepared, numbered, labelled and inventoried to ensure all items are correctly delivered to you. The main advantage of a part load service is that you will receive the Matthew James service of excellence at the most cost effective price.
A direct service combines Matthew James’ service of excellence with the added advantage of a dedicated collection date and express delivery timescale. Handling of your effects is minimised as they remain on the same vehicle throughout. Although your delivery will be carried out in conjunction with other clients’ consignments, this means you will share the cost of the vehicle and your consignment will be prioritised for onward delivery typically within 7-10 days of collection.
A dedicated service gives you the flexibility to choose your collection and delivery dates. This service means you will have exclusive use of one of our bespoke removal vehicles. This service guarantees the Matthew James service of excellence and peace of mind that your moving dates can be fixed, allowing you the convenience to make travel arrangements and plan your arrival. All delivery dates are subject to EU laws on driving time. We can confirm the timing prior to any booking.
LET US ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS FOR YOUR MOVE TO THE UAE FROM THE UK
Reasons to relocate to the UAE with Matthew James…
- Complete door to door service
- Export wrapping and packing services
- Unpacking and re-assembly services
- International shipping inventory
- Dedicated and groupage consignments
- Customs clearance assistance
- International deep sea insurance cover
- 3 generations of experience
- Customised vehicle fleet
- Bespoke crating
- BAR, IAM and ISO 9001 accredited
- Superior quality packing materials
- All loads inventoried by our own staff
- Meticulous attention to detail
Shipping abroad can be complex with each country’s customs requirements and local regulations being different. The precise cost for shipping or air freight will depend on the exact size (and sometimes the weight) of your consignment.
We recommend air freight if you require your effects promptly. If you wish to ship most or all of your household effects we recommend the use of a dedicated container.
For smaller shipments, we recommend our part load (groupage) service as the most practical and cost effective option. The exact price will depend on the cubic capacity, container size, and service required. Part loads will be returned to our warehouse for consolidation and loading. Full load containers can be loaded directly at your home if the access allows.
Our export packing service provides a detailed inventory for customs and is suitable for use with ‘all risk’ marine insurance cover.
Regular services to UAE…
At Matthew James Removals we offer regular services to and from the UAE, throughout the year. From dedicated removals to shared-loads or even single items, we offer a service to meet your requirements. Our expertise, know-how, local knowledge and specialist vehicles make us the obvious choice for moving to the UAE.
We are proud to be BAR International Associates (British Association of Removers) and members of IAM; the world’s largest trade association for the global moving industry. Our management systems have been assessed to ISO 9001 standards.
Moving to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a decision made by thousands of expats every year. In fact, around 88% of the people in the UAE are expats with native Emiratis making up just 12% of the entire population. There are various reasons why so many people – including many Brits – are attracted to a new life in the UAE. The luxurious lifestyle, job opportunities and tax benefits are just some of the incentives for choosing to start a new life in this thriving federation.
The UAE is made up of seven emirates – Ajman, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm al-Quwain, Dubai and the capital emirate of Abu Dhabi. Each emirate has its own distinct character, laws and ruler. Whilst Dubai and Abu Dhabi are far and away the two most popular emirates it’s important to research the different opportunities offered by each of them. What unites all emirates however, is the absence of any taxes. This means that you will not have to pay tax on any salary you earn or on anything you buy whilst living in the UAE including food, imports and any other goods. Without paying tax, you can quickly build up savings or afford luxuries you wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford in the UK.
The landscape of the UAE consists of approximately 90% desert and mountainous terrain. All of that sand is great for sand surfing and desert safaris but there are plenty of green spaces to be found in the cities. However, the UAE is infamous for its sweltering heat during the summer months. Temperatures can often near 50 degrees Celsius, which makes it difficult to even step outside. Luckily, nearly all
buildings (and even bus stops) benefit from air conditioning, especially in the modern apartments that make up the majority of accommodation in the UAE.
Whilst Arabic is the official language of the UAE, English is still widely spoken. Most expats living in the UAE get by with English alone but it’s always worth picking up some Arabic phrases, if nothing else than to endear yourself to the locals. As a UK citizen you are eligible for a visitor’s visa upon arrival in the UAE, which allows you to remain for up to 30 days. If you intend to stay for longer and work in the UAE you will need to get a probationary work permit which is valid for up to 3 months from the Ministry of Labour. For more information regarding visas or staying in the UAE for longer than 60 days, please visit the UAE Consulate in London or the UAE Federal E-Governmental Portal.
Popular Places to live in the UAE
Dubai: Dubai Marina – Downtown – Mirdif – Arabian Ranches – Jumeirah Lakes Towers – Jumeirah Beach Residence – Emirates Hills – Business Bay – Al Barsha – Dubai Sports City
Abu Dhabi: Khalidiyah – Marina Village – Al Bateen Marina – Al Mushrif – Embassies District – Ministries Complex Area – Al Rawdhat Zayed Sports City – Reem Island – Al Maryah Island – Saadiyat Island – Al Maqta – Abu Dhabi Gate City – Sas Al Nakhl – Raha Beach & Khalifa City Areas – Al Reef – Mohammed Bin Zayed City
The below areas are also within our relocation and removal service areas;
Ajman – Fujairah – Ras al-Khaimah – Sharjah – Umm al-Quwain