To move to Dubai, you'll need a residence visa that lasts for two years and is typically sponsored by your employer. A residence visa will enable you to start setting up your new life in Dubai as it's a requirement to open a local bank account and get a driving license. Employers generally handle the paperwork and costs associated with your visa application.
Dubai has many financial perks, including tax-free income, and the city offers many options of accommodations. While most people rent property when they first arrive in Dubai, there is also the option to purchase apartments and houses in many areas. To rent a property in Dubai, the government requires that you have a residence visa and a bank account.
The average monthly rent in Dubai is approximately 7,300aed — which translates to over $1,900. This price will fluctuate according to where you want to live in the city. Districts close to the beach are typically more expensive, whereas districts such as The Lakes and The Springs offer more affordable renting options.
In today's globally connected world, moving your belongings is easier than ever. If you prefer to move your items overseas rather than start fresh in your new home, you have a few options to consider:
When it comes to moving your belongings, consider the cost of shipping versus renting or buying new items. Don't forget to factor in the price of storing your existing furniture, if applicable.
Dubai’s culture is full of unique characteristics that may take some adjusting to. These changes will open up your worldview and introduce you to fascinating new schools of thought. Prepare to get pushed out of your comfort zone and experience new concepts of "normal" when you move to Dubai.
Keep the following cultural characteristics in mind:
If you have any other questions regarding your upcoming or recent move to Dubai, don't hesitate to reach out. Our team at Nord Anglia International School Dubai is here to help everyone in our community feel supported and heard. Learn more about our educational programmes and family life in Dubai today.