Why It Is a Better Option to Hire Moving Companies than Do DIY Move in the UAE

Moving to the United Arab Emirates to live is a drawcard for many expats looking for an exciting change of environment or fantastic work opportunities for career growth. If you’re lucky enough to have found a job while living in your home country, you’ll now be racing to find moving companies in the UAE that can help you with your international relocation. 

Otherwise, if moved to the UAE a while ago and found the first apartment you could, you may now have a greater lay of the land and located a much more appealing and convenient option for renting. If you’re considering a DIY move, remember that living in an unfamiliar city and driving a moving truck through traffic are two very different things, notwithstanding you may not have an international heavy vehicle licence either.

Some might think that doing a DIY move instead of hiring moving companies in the UAE is better because it’s cheaper, yet have you considered the extreme heat in the Emirates? How might you handle carrying boxes up and down stairs then loading a van with the temperatures soaring to 45 degrees Celsius with 90% humidity? Even with a small household to move, this kind of activity can cause a great burden on your health, especially if you’re used to living in a colder climate. 

Here are some of the gains you’ll receive by hiring moving companies in the UAE.

Moving companies take the strain off your shoulders.

If you’re unsure where to start or worried how you’re going to manage the move effectively, hiring a professional Emirates moving company will save you plenty of time and stress.

Most movers provide extra services, such as packing and unpacking, which is where you’ll find most of the challenges of moving. Imagine not having to worry about packing your kitchenware, glassware, paintings, and plants. You can ask your movers to help you pack and carry heavy boxes filled with books, etc.

An experienced mover will provide unpacking and reassembly services, which means they an reinstall appliances like your fridge or washing machine. Simply ask for these services at the time of the quotation, so you can ensure it’s part of the final moving fee.

Pro movers are time and cost-effective.

You don’t need to worry about buying or scrounging local shops for boxes to store your belongings. All these will be provided by the moving company, including bubble wrap, packing tape, crates, and portable clothing robes.

Also, don’t waste your time trying to estimate the correct size of truck you need to transport your furniture, only to find you have to carry out multiple trips because the vehicle is too small for all your items. Expert moving companies will ensure all your belongings are transported at once, otherwise they’ll be able to estimate before moving day how many trips you’ll need to move your household. Professional movers operate different truck sizes, depending on the amount of furniture you wish to move.

They have sufficient manpower.

Of course, you can ask your friends to help you with your DIY move or call on your family for a collective effort. Yet, let’s not deny the fact that their presence may be more of a hindrance than a help, especially with lots of loved ones fluttering around trying to please you by putting items where they think they should go rather than asking you. Instead of worrying about how many people can help you, you might as well hire movers who can do the job twice as quickly and more effectively.

Removalists will move your belongings safely.

Professional movers have sufficient experience handling all kinds of furniture. Plus, moving companies in the UAE provide flexible insurance plans and if you’re planning an international relocation, this is a no brainer. Even with the most stellar reputation for lack of loss or damages, it pays to be able to sleep at night not having to worry about items being moved across oceans and the relative risks involved. Flexible moving insurance is the safety net you need for your valuables.

Once you’ve hired a UAE mover, just make sure you have your travel bag ready, with your expensive jewellery, cash, important documents, toothpaste and brushes and a clean change of clothes then wait for moving day. Moving companies in the UAE like Allied will take care of everything from planning to unpacking and offer a range of other useful services, such as relocating pets and vehicles.

Whether you are undertaking a domestic or international move, Allied UAE is here to make it easy and stress-free. Call us to talk to a moving consultant and ask for a free moving estimate.