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Moving to tHE United arab emirates

About the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of Emirates consisting of Abu Dhabi (the capital), Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. GAC was one of the first foreign companies to set up in Dubai in the late 1960s, even before the UAE was established. 

Our long history in the UAE enables us to manage your relocation end-to-end including customs clearance, freight forwarding, moving and packing and destination services. What’s more, our Move Consultants, themselves expatriates, understand and anticipate your every need, so you can have complete peace of mind in entrusting your move to us.

According to the UAE’s Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA), the UAE had a total population of 9.3 million in 2017. The country’s large and vibrant expatriate community makes more than 80% of the population. 

Dubai and Abu Dhabi, considered to be the country’s business hubs, are two of the most popular Emirates for expats. Housing, established international schools, healthcare facilities, amenities and lifestyle activities are aplenty. However, selecting the right place to live in can be bewildering, especially when you have to consider the many different factors including cost, location, housing types, lifestyle preferences and more. Your dedicated GAC relocation consultant can offer advice and recommendations based on your needs.

The UAE has a modest dress code - non-Emirati females are encouraged to cover their knees and shoulders in public. When visiting mosques, religious sites or older parts of the city, it is advisable for both men and women to wear loose-fitting clothes that cover the shoulders, arms and legs. Headscarves are required for women when entering mosques. 

Moving to the UAE
Moving to the UAE is a major step for you and your family. You need a reliable relocation company to be with you every step of the way, to make your move stress-free. After receiving and clearing the shipment at the destination port, our team will deliver and unpack your belongings at your new home or office. If it is not ready to move into, we also offer flexible long- and short-term storage at our warehouses throughout the UAE.
 
We also offer destination services to help you settle into your new country. Our relocation consultant caters to your every need, whether you require home or school search, orientation trips or settling-in services. 

Get in touch with our UAE team to find out how we can help.

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