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Relocation to Dubai: Schepens International Removals
Dubai is famously known as the luxury shopping capital of the world with ultramodern architecture and a lively night scene. Established from Islamic traditions, the religious culture shapes the way of life in the United Arab Emirates. This means that Western visitors need to be aware of do’s and dont’s before travelling in order not to feel uncomfortable in public.
Most British expats moving to Dubai will be doing so as part of a business relocation. The Schepens international relocation team has helped numerous families make the move from the UK to this beautiful country. We’re aware that it can feel overwhelming to manage the logistics of an international move like this, and our Move Co-ordinators are able to work through the process with you.
Speak to us today on 01794 323558 to book a no obligation removals quotation from our Dubai removalists.
Here are 5 Things to Consider About the Culture in Dubai:
1) The Language
The official language of the country is Arabic, although most people in communities speak English. There is a diverse range of nationalities in Dubai so English is the common language that’s spoken. This means that the majority of road signs, shop signs, and restaurants menus and public signage are provided in both English and Arabic.
2) The Tradition of Hospitality
Emirati life is very much geared towards a family orientated lifestyle; marriage and children are regarded as the foundation of society. Hospitality plays an important role within Dubai culture, particularly to strangers and newcomers. Don’t be surprised if you are invited to visit an Emirati family for refreshments and it’s polite to accept and enjoy.
The fast of Ramadan is the most religious time of the year in Dubai, which lasts for approximately a month. Be cautious during this period; eating, drinking and smoking is not permitted in public during the day. Bars will not serve alcohol before 7PM, and all clubs are shut. It’s important to note that the United Arab Emirates is welcoming to foreigners who do not follow the religion of Islam, but guests in the country should try to be respectful at all times.
4) Hands & Feet
You should openly accept refreshments whenever they’re offered, but it may be unwise to use your right hand for eating and drinking as the left hand is regarded by some to be unclean. Likewise, Emiratis avoid showing the soles of their feet, because this implies that they consider the other person to be ‘dirt’.
Dubai’s hot climate and customs call for a balance between informal and smart dress. To show a respect of the culture, wear sleeved clothing which cover the neckline, knees and shoulders. If you must wear a piece of clothing that doesn’t adhere to these guidelines, be sure to pack a scarf when you enter malls and other sites that enforce the dress code so you’re able to easily cover the exposed body part.
Schepens Can Help With Your Relocation to Dubai
We’ve been providing relocations to Dubai for over a century now. As an international removals service, our goal has always been to minimise the uneasiness that can turn moving into an unpleasant experience. Everything we do, therefore, is designed to support families, help with the logistics of shipping, and provide specialist guidance based on our experience.
Tailored International Removals to Dubai
We know from experience that every move is different; this is why we don’t offer standard removals packages. Instead we create a specific removals plan based on your personal requirements and needs. We have a wide range of services which include:
• Packing. Our BAR trained removals professionals will pack up your home, label your boxes and create a detailed shipping inventory.
• Insurance. Schepens insures your goods will be insured throughout transit. For extra peace of mind, we can arrange additional Accidental Damage and Extended Liability cover.
• Non-Standard Goods. If you’re planning to ship your car, or you’ve moving valuable antiques or artworks, we will take you through the process and create a bespoke service.
• Storage. Our local storage facilities are ideal should you wish to leave goods or furniture in the UK. We provide a door-to-door service and a secure, climate-controlled environment.
• Transport. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.
Schepens has a proven track record when it comes to a successful relocation to Dubai. Our removals teams know Dubai well, and understand how crucial it is to respond proactively to any issues or problems that occur along the way.