A Place in the Sun Dubai
A Place in the Sun Dubai; it’s almost everyones dream to find a place in the sun and for many people Dubai is the ideal place to relocate. One of the main draws for expats moving to Dubai is the zero rate of income tax, although the cost of living is high, making it less appealing to retirees who need to keep a check on outgoings.
If you are considering a move to Dubai, it is essential to do your research so that you can avoid any costly issues.
Before you go ahead and make the move, you should make sure that you have:
- Researched your destination, and the local customs and laws
- Obtained independent legal advice
- Researched the tax regulations
- Made plans for your health cover
Once you have taken the decision to relocate to Dubai, you will undoubtedly need to enlist the services of an international moving company to ship your goods overseas and to help manage your move. White & Company can provide a top- quality and efficient removal service to any international destination and as founder members of BAR, FIDI and Omni, you can rest assured your move will be in safe hands.
White & Company is the proud winner of the 2016 British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition and finalists in the 2017 competition, reinforcing the high level of service they provide to all their customers.
Founded in 1871, they are one of the UK’s largest international moving companies:
White & Company Removals Storage & Shipping
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A Place in the Sun Dubai – About Dubai
The majority of expats are from Pakistan or India but the country is becoming much more popular with people moving from Britain. If you do decide to make the move, you can look forward to a busy social life, beautiful beaches and the chance to explore a very different way of living.
Recently the number of British expats moving to Dubai has increased, with most choosing to work in the oil, banking, construction or IT trades.
However, the cost of living in Dubai can be very expensive but in some destinations it is possible to achieve a higher quality of life then in the UK, because you are not paying any income tax.
You will need to obtain a work permit, a residence visa and an Emirates ID card and before you leave you will need to get all relevant birth and marriage certificates legalised by the UK Foreign Office.
Any medical treatment you need must be paid for, so make sure that your employer is offering you medical insurance as part of your job package.
A Place in the Sun Dubai – Buying a Property in Dubai
The average house prices are around AED 10,500,000. If you are moving to Dubai and need to find a property for sale, it is best to purchase property from a developer, or to enlist the services of a real estate agent. Real estate agents promote their houses on the major property sites such as www.prestigedubai.com/
A Place in the Sun Dubai – Education and Schools in Dubai
There is a good choice of schools in the Dubai.
- GEMS Wellington International School – www.wellingtoninternationalschool.com/
- Regent International School – www.risdubai.com/
- Cambridge International School – www.gemscis-dubai.com/
- Nord Anglia International School Dubai – www.nordangliaeducation.com/
- Dubai British School – www.dubaibritishschool.ae/
- Emirates International School – Jumeirah – www.eischools.ae/Jumeirah/
- Hartland International School – www.hartlandinternational.com/
- Dubai International Academy – /www.diadubai.com/
- Raffles International School – www.rafflesis.com/main/
A Place in the Sun Dubai – Cost of Living in Dubai
Dubai is considered as the third most expensive city in the Middle East, although the tax-free system and the extravagant lifestyle make Dubai one of the most attractive destinations for expatriates. Expect property to be expensive, since they are always in high demand.
You should expect accommodation to be the single largest expenditure to be considered. The cost of food is fairly cheap and dining out is a wonderful experience. Apart from being reasonably priced, the international population in Dubai cater to a variety of international cuisines, ranging from Indian Biryani to Italian pasta.
A Place in the Sun Dubai – Currency Conversion
When moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White and Company/foreign-exchange
Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.
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