Moving to the United Arab Emirates
More than 65,000 Australian citizens live in the Middle East, of which 30,000 live in the Gulf State cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The region offers professional employment opportunities in the areas of construction, finance, engineering, hospitality, property services, education and health. Every year King & Wilson helps hundreds of clients relocate from Australia to the UAE.
We have the people, processes and local agent network throughout the UAE to ensure your move is stress-free. Here's how it works:
On the scheduled moving day, we arrive at your home to carefully pack your belongings into specially designed international removal cartons. We also disassemble, wrap, itemise and prepare your furniture to export standards.
A detailed and descriptive customs export packing list is compiled and your packed belongings are loaded and secured into an appropriate shipping line container, transferred to our warehouse for weighing, security sealing and reporting. The container is then transported to the port and onto the vessel for international sailing.
Our experienced move coordinators will ensure all of your necessary shipping documentation is checked and in order to facilitate prompt customs clearance into your destination country. You will be provided with password protected access to our key date tracking system so you can monitor the progress of your shipment as well as a direct link to the shipping line container tracking and/or airline consignment tracing web pages.
We arrange customs clearance of your shipment, collection of the container from the destination port and the delivery of your belongings to your international residence - unpacking the cartons, re-assembling and placing all furniture items to your satisfaction and disposing of any packing debris and mess.
We pride ourselves on providing you with as much assistance as you need to make your move stress free. Should you require it, we can arrange:
- Storage of your belongings at either end of your move
- Support services including house cleaning or home rental search
- Visas and foreign exchange
UAE shipping experts
Every year King & Wilson helps thousands of households move internationally - many of whom are moving to the UAE.
Together with our partners in the United Arab Emirates, we lead our industry in our commitment to quality and cost-efficiency and regularly benchmark our services against world standards.
Grace Quality Assured
King & Wilson removals is managed and resourced by Grace Worldwide Australia.
Grace’s international and domestic quality assurances, accreditations and certifications ensure King & Wilson customers are receiving the highest quality consistent moving standards across the world.
Grace Australia is an active audited member of Australia's peak industry associations (AIMA and AFRA), both of whom administer independent and binding consumer complaint tribunals which are binding upon its members and endorsed by NSW and Victorian consumer affairs departments. Grace is also amongst a select group of international moving companies who have achieved Ernst & Young audited FAIM accreditation for all of its branches.
This accreditation gives Grace access to the FIDI Global Alliance, the only network of global mobility specialists who comply with an internationally recognised quality standard. This means that when you move with King & Wilson, you can be sure that you will receive the same seamless quality standard and support at over 500 destinations worldwide.
UAE moving resources
To help make your move to the UAE a success, we are pleased to offer the following assistance:
- Supplementary services
- Moving planner
- Shipping & customs information
- Government resources
- Expatriate associations
To help our clients find their feet quickly, we offer additional services from the Middle East including home search, school search, furniture rental and more.
Request a quote or contact your moving consultant for more information.
Our comprehensive International Moving Planner provides a step-by-step guide to preparing yourself and your possessions for your move.
Frequently asked questions
Have another question? Call us on 1300 368 893 or visit our FAQs page.