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Abu Dhabi

Move to Abu Dhabi

If you are relocating an executive to Abu Dhabi or if you are relocating to or within Abu Dhabi yourself, you have found the right relocation and immigration specialists. Helpxpat provides professional relocation and immigration solutions tailored to the needs of international executives.

Moving to Abu Dhabi

If you are contemplating a move to the Abu Dhabi, we are happy to provide you with a general overview of the country and provide all the assistance starting form removal services, finding home, school, immigration and Visa services. The United Arab Emirates, commonly referred to as the UAE, is a federation comprised of seven emirates. Located in the Middle East, on the eastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula, the UAE has a surface area of 83,600 km². Abu Dhabi, the capital city and also the largest of the Emirates, is the centre of the oil industry.

Relocating services in Abu Dhabi

Relocating to a completely new land is a task easier said than done, especially when a family is involved. Moving to a different country and settling into a new life is a period of emotional and physical upheaval that needs to be tackled intelligently with the right help and guidance from friends, family, companies offering relocation services. There are very few places on earth where families and careers both get an equal chance to prosper. Abu Dhabi fits the profile of an ideal relocatable city where career ladders can be enjoyed with families in the safe confines of a prosperous emirate.

Home Search in Abu Dhabi

Priorities are likely to include: finding a home, starting work, opening a bank account, registering with a doctor and researching schools. Searching for a New Property in Abu Dhabi can be stressful, time-consuming and very frustrating, often requiring that you view numerous properties that don’t meet your requirements. Helpxpat will save your time by assuring all properties closely suit your needs and reporting back to you with an itinerary. Our consultants in Abu Dhabi have considerable market knowledge and negotiation skills. A safer option is to use the services of a relocation agent, who will be able to speak the language and understand the local nuances of the Abu Dhabi property market. Abu Dhabi is divided into different residential areas depending on which lifestyle you prefer. The more popular and higher rent areas are located in the city centre and the Corniche area along the beach. Sea view apartments offer a view of the water while city centre apartments offer the availability of malls, banks, restaurants and supermarkets within stone’s throw away.

Types of accommodation.

There are several living options in Abu Dhabi, depending on your preference and/or family size. This means you can opt for a flat (a studio, one bedroom, or more than one bedroom), a villa (perfect for larger families, more spacious and usually comes with a garden and garage), hotel apartments (generally for those transitioning into life as an expat in the city) and luxury villas for those with high-end accommodation packages. These living spaces come as furnished or non-furnished.

Consider location

Location is important when it comes to finding a home. One of the most popular choices for families who opt for villa-type living is Khalifa City A because of its convenience. Rent is cheaper for a huge space with amenities within reach as well as schools, supermarkets and hospitals. This is if you do not mind the drive to and from the city.

Proximity to your workplace.

Abu Dhabi is convenient to navigate around, but it still pays to consider commute from work to home. It is up to you if you wish to live close to your workplace or do not mind the drives to the city to save on rent.

Choice of neighborhood

There are different neighborhoods in Abu Dhabi, and each area has its own perks and downsides. Consider these factors such as what you are willing to pay for or sacrifice (for example, pay extra to be closer to parks and the beach for a sea view apartment) or sacrifice the convenience of being downtown for the perks of paying lower rates for rent.

How to find accommodation in Abu Dhabi

If you are planning to relocate to Abu Dhabi and need assistance to find a home, Helpxpat enables you to find the most appropriate home for the employee for their budget and lifestyle and to negotiate the best possible lease terms – saving the client and the employee time, financial liability and stress. These days it is convenient to find apartments and villas for rent because reputed relocation companies are in this region that make it easier to find homes. Once you have decided on a property, your relocation company will start with the paperwork after a reservation has been paid. The relocation company will handle the rest after you provide requirements as prescribed by law, and payment has been made depending on how many cheques, good for one year, was agreed upon. In about a week, when everything goes smoothly you can move into your new place.

How to find a school in Abu Dhabi

Your child’s education will have a big impact on their future successes in life. Helpxpat school search program helps the employees to identify schooling requirements for their children, and then coordinates a school tour(s), explains testing and interview requirements, and assists with the application and enrolment Abu Dhabi have numerous schooling options available for parents: from private to public schools, American or British curriculum and so much more to choose from. But one specific category of schools stand out from the rest: International Schools. International schools have started becoming more popular in recent years as travelling has become easier and this is opening up a whole new educational option for parents. Choosing to send your child to an international school has numerous advantages such as broadening their horizons, introducing them to the global society and in turn making them more aware of (and used to) different cultures and teaching them to embrace globalisation. It might even inspire their inner travel bug to go out and explore the world!

Bringing Pets to Abu Dhabi

Bringing pets to another country is never easy. It may be wiser to get yourself installed before you bring the pets. This is because, to bring a pet into the country one of the things you need is to prove that you have a residence visa or have a letter from your employer stating that the application is in process. You will also need a permit to import your pet. This can be complicated but there is help available. Cats and dogs in Abu Dhabi have to be registered and micro-chipped. Your pets will need to be in good health and have up-to-date inoculation certificates.

Visa and immigration in Abu Dhabi

If you are planning to relocate to UAE and you or your company require Immigration, contact our team and we will help you to provide the requested services. Also, you will find the below information, where you will find useful tips to begin your relocation.

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Relocation agencies in Abu Dhabi

Helpxpat specialise in helping people move and are set up to relieve employees of the issues that occur when moving to Dubai and we offer a wide range of services and provide aid in every aspect of your relocation – from visa struggles and work permits, to transport and finding housing and schooling and have you settled into Abu Dhabi very quickly.

Ms. Simi Sujith

CEO Europe, Middle East & Africa

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