Removals to Abu Dhabi

Steeped in culture and bursting with opportunities, Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s oil rich capital is an increasingly popular choice for expats looking for a new life in the sun.

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With 70% of the UAE’s wealth concentrated in Abu Dhabi, there are excellent work prospects and competitive tax-free salaries that more than compensate for the slightly higher cost of living. While Abu Dhabi is thriving economically, it still offers a slower, more relaxed pace of living compared to nearby Dubai which makes it ideal for families moving to the UAE. For more information on your international removal to Abu Dhabi, please read our guide.

Living in Abu Dhabi

Khalidya

Khalidya is a busy, vibrant area close to the city centre and the Corniche waterfront strip. With the beautiful Khalidya Park and several bustling cafes, it is also ideal for families and extremely popular with expats moving to Abu Dhabi.

Al Muroor

Located on the west of the island, Al Muroor boasts excellent schools and leisure facilities including a health and fitness club and equestrian facilities. Villas are reasonably priced and there are plenty of parks for walks and picnics.

Karamah

A pleasant, quiet area with large expat community, Karamah is ideal for those looking for a more tranquil suburb close to the centre of Abu Dhabi. There is little congestion and plenty of spacious villas and the nearby Abu Dhabi International School is highly regarded.

Khalifa City

For those wishing for an international removal to Abu Dhabi ‘off island’ away from the hustle and bustle of central urban life, Khalifa City is an exciting, picturesque new development close to the international airport. Housing is relatively affordable and there are excellent amenities and green spaces to entice families moving to Abu Dhabi.

Transport in Abu Dhabi

With its simple, well-maintained road network, most moving to Abu Dhabi find the car the easiest way to get around. Abu Dhabi also has a safe, reliable bus network and thousands of reasonably priced taxis. There is an ambitious project to vastly extend the public transport network by 2030 to include rapid transit buses, tramways and a 131 km metro system. Abu Dhabi International Airport is located just off the main island and offers regular flights to Europe throughout the year.

Leisure Activities in Abu Dhabi

An increasingly cosmopolitan city, moving to Abu Dhabi will immerse you in the rich cultural scene centred on the impressive Saadiyat Island, now home to four architecturally spectacular museums including the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Zayed National Museum. On nearby Yas Island, there is an array of attractions including a waterpark, theme park and golf links as well as the famous F1 Grand Prix track. For a more serene excursion, the Corniche is perfect for a stroll or cycle with eight kilometres of parks, play areas and beaches dotted along the beautiful waterfront.

Fun facts about Abu Dhabi

  • The spectacular Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque holds a host of world records including the world’s largest chandelier and carpet. It is the largest mosque in the UAE and can accommodate over 40,000 worshippers.
  • Gold is so much a part of life in the middle east there is even an elaborate ATM in the Emirates Palace hotel that dispenses the precious metal.
  • There are around 2,500 Dugongs, also known as sea cows, living in the seas around Abu Dhabi, the second largest population on the planet.
  • With its idyllic climate, it is no surprise that Abu Dhabi is also home to what will be the world’s largest solar power project. The first part of the Shams project is already operational and can produce up to 100 MW of power.

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Yes, you can ship your vehicle to the Middle East, but you will need to comply with certain requirements. Generally, you will need to provide proof of ownership, a valid driver’s license, and insurance documents. Some countries in the Middle East may also require additional documentation such as import permits or emissions certificates. Your Move Manager can provide more information on the specific requirements for your vehicle’s shipment. It’s important to note that shipping a vehicle can be a complex process and may require additional fees, so it’s best to discuss your options with your Move Manager.

Customs regulations can vary depending on the specific country in the Middle East that you are shipping to. Generally, you will need to provide a detailed inventory of your belongings, a commercial invoice, and a bill of lading or air waybill. Depending on the nature of your shipment, you may also need additional documentation such as permits or licenses. It’s important to work with a trusted and experienced international removals company like John Mason International to ensure that you comply with all relevant regulations.

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