A move to a new country is extremely exciting! With fresh experiences awaiting you, and a diverse culture to explore, your new home awaits. However, to ensure a smooth move, you need to choose the right moving company.

Figuring out how to choose the right international moving company can be overwhelming, especially if you have never relocated internationally before. Fortunately, we’ve created a guide to help you through this decision.

What to look for in an international mover

Finding the right international mover is going to look different for everyone. Your move is unique to you, and your needs and requirements should be catered to by your moving company. Below, we’ve outlined the key considerations you should look for in an international mover to ensure your relocation is seamless and stress-free!

High level of experience & highly trained team

When looking for a stress-free move, you should seek an international moving company that has a range of experience in international relocations along with a trained team to support you. Whilst moving locally within the United Arab Emirates may seem manageable, moving internationally brings a whole new range of difficulties to a move. Your international moving company not only has to coordinate the packing of your belongings for the long trip, but they also have to navigate time zone changes, customs and other international move challenges. Enquire if your moving company has experience in moving from the United Arab Emirates to your new home, and whether they have executed similar moves. Transparency with the level of staff training can give you confidence that the moving company is right for you, and will take care of your move.

Diverse range of services

With international relocations involving many different aspects at once, you will likely require additional services to meet these needs. If you need to relocate your car or transport your pet from the United Arab Emirates to your new home overseas, be sure to enquire about these services with your moving company. Likewise, if you require assistance with your packing, a high quality international mover should offer a wide range of additional moving services.

A global network of movers

Dealing with one moving company during an international move can be difficult on its own, but dealing with multiple providers can cause an enormous headache. Breakdowns in communications between multiple moving companies can occur, possibly resulting in the misplacement of your belongings. There’s also the possibility of language barriers which can be difficult and stressful to understand. Choosing a moving company to use in your new country is likewise a difficult decision. These reasons are why it’s essential to choose a moving company with a global network of movers.

With over 600 locations across the globe, Allied has multilingual experts available to ensure a seamless international move with our partner countries. Our diverse team provides extensive local experience and knowledge, allowing us to understand the challenges that you might face during your move.

Transparent communication

Not having clear communication with your moving company leaves you in the dark, and creates a stressful move. Be sure to consult with your moving company on the level of communication you’ll receive throughout your move. Is there a dedicated moving consultant who will assist you with the finer details of your move? What about an easy way to easily track the progress of your move 24/7? Allied uses GlobalCom to ensure our customers can access consistent updates about their international move from the United Arab Emirates around the clock!

Insurance plans

There is always a possibility of accidents happening, even with the most careful moving company. With your belongings travelling long distances from the United Arab Emirates to your new home, they can be subject to unprecedented delays, bad weather and other accidents causing damage or misplacement. Therefore, an international moving company who offers comprehensive insurance plans is essential. Ensure that you enquire with your moving company on their insurance policy, what is covered by their policy and how the claim process works before hiring them for your international move.

Quotation service

Any high quality international moving company should provide you with a unique quote specific for your move. To compare prices and overall value of an international mover, request a quote on your move from an array of movers. Be careful reaching for the lowest quote, notably if it is much lower than your other quotes. If the price seems to be too good to be true then it probably is. It could be a sign that a moving company is cutting corners to save costs, leading to problems for you in the future.

Certified by industry bodies

By checking if your international mover is certified by industry bodies or organisations, you can better understand if they are right for you. Through these accreditations, you can determine their reputation within the industry, their compliance with regulations and their quality of their operations. Look for accreditations from industry bodies such as FIDI FAIM and quality management standards ISO-9001.

Choose Allied for your next international move

If you’re moving internationally from the United Arab Emirates, be sure to choose the best movers for the job. Not only does Allied United Arab Emirates exceed all the expectations, we go above and beyond to ensure that your international relocation is smooth!

With an established network of experienced service providers and advanced moving processes, we can guarantee that no other company will come close to the moving experience we offer. We facilitate relocations globally and offer customised solutions for any type of move, whether it’s a family move or corporate relocation.

Allied moves over 1,000 families a day, 365 days a year. Rest assured that our team is using the most efficient  packing techniques and materials, keeping your belongings safe. Our moving specialists are well-trained and highly skilled, using the latest in high-tech security measures and shipping containers.

With Allied, you can relax knowing that you’re in good hands, so you can sit back and let us carry the load. Learn more about moving internationally with Allied United Arab Emirates today!